"What is the responsibility of US architects to sustainability, to the local workforce, to a country's design aesthetic? What can we learn from the developing world?"
The Boston Society of Architects (BSA) poses these questions to a number of local architects working on international building projects around the world in a new video Design for a Small Planet featured in the winter edition of the BSA's Architecture Boston magazine.
Sasaki principal, Bryan Irwin, AIA, LEED, AP speaks to his experience working in Nuevo Leon, Mexico on Sasaki's Tecnologico De Monterrey Urban Regeneration Plan project in the video. "One of the rich surprises of the Monterrey project is, and again, it's what you experience when you work internationally...if you look closely and you fill out your design team with local architects and local consultants, suddenly you uncover a huge heritage of design and craftsmanship, which of course then folds back into all of our other work."
Watch the video for more perspectives on the challenges and opportunities in international architecture from peers at Payette, MASS Design Group, and Machado & Silvetti.
Click here to check out more of Sasaki's current work from around the world.