In this lecture at Stanford University, Deborah Berke spoke about her work designing for social impact. She highlighted work with local organizations on projects that enabled mission-driven groups, helped private institutions activate their surrounding communities, and restored historically significant buildings with a respect for their past beauty.
“Architecture is often seen as an elite profession. One, that doesn’t have to be the case, and two, that shouldn’t be how it functions in the world. Architecture can be, and must be, good as architecture, and it can also do good. Sometimes by program and sometimes by impact, by presence.”—Deborah Berke