People: Community-First Approach
Architecture has the potential to change people’s lives and improve quality of life by addressing human comfort, social equity, health and well-being, and education. A community of users from diverse socio-economic backgrounds are all beneficiaries of the built environment. That community should be well represented and involved throughout the design process to ensure their needs and wishes are carefully considered. Human comfort associated with heating, cooling, ventilation and air quality, daylighting, views, water management, noise management, and material selection are imperative to occupant satisfaction and productivity. Solutions to these challenges can also provide educational opportunities to enhance environmental consciousness.
Emeryville Center Of Community Life (ECCL)