Practice with Purpose

A Guide to Mission Driven Design

$39.95

Offers design strategies for architects who want to make an environmental and social impact…

Size: 8” x 10” Portrait
Pages: 200pp
Binding: Softbound
Publication Date: Winter 2023
ISBN: 978-1-957183-04-6
Price: $39.95
World Rights: Available
 
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“Features fifteen case studies from LMSa, winner of the 2017 National AIA Architecture Firm Award”

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To successfully contend with these ecological and societal emergencies, the design values and practice of architecture must be rapidly transformed within the next decade. Architects must become creative agents of change, providing the vision and skill to lead our communities toward an equitable, climate-positive future for all.

Twenty years ago, San Francisco–based Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects rededicated its practice to focus on these urgent issues. Its mission-driven designs not only address the critical concerns of twenty-first century architecture, but also bring clients and users into the dialogue. LMSa’s award-winning works show the creative potential of building a practice with purpose.

In this book, LMSa shares its experience and insight as a call to action to the architecture profession. Through case studies, data-driven essays, user testimonials, and thought-provoking questions, LMSa offers design strategies to architects who want to make an environmental and social impact.

William Leddy, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal, LMSa
Marsha Maytum, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal, LMSa

Richard Stacy, FAIA, Principal, LMSa

Edward Mazria, Founder and CEO of Architecture 2030; recipient of 2021 AIA Gold Medal
foreword

Robert McCarter, Professor of Architecture at Washington University; author of several books, including Place Matters (ORO 2019)
introduction

Authors

Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects (LMSA) is thirty designers who share a common belief in the trans-formative power of architecture to help lead the way to a just, healthy, and regenerative future for all. The San Francisco–based firm is a nationally recognized model for all architects who would build a positive firm culture around addressing the climate emergency and advancing social justice through architectural innovation. LMSA has received more than 175 design awards, including eleven national AIA Committee on the Environment Top Ten Awards for integrated sustainable design excellence. In 2017, it received the American Institute of Architects Architecture Firm Award, the institute’s highest honor for a practice that has consistently produced an influential depth and breadth of work for over a decade. LMSA demonstrates the capacity of a small firm to make big contributions toward addressing some of the profession’s most pressing concerns.

William Leddy, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal, LMSa


Marsha Maytum, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal, LMSa

Richard Stacy, FAIA, Principal, LMSa

Edward Mazria, Founder and CEO of Architecture 2030; recipient of 2021 AIA Gold Medal
foreword

Robert McCarter, Professor of Architecture at Washington University; author of several books, including Place Matters (ORO 2019)
introduction

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Size: 8” x 10” Portrait
Pages: 200pp
Binding: Softbound
Publication Date: Winter 2023
ISBN: 978-1-957183-04-6
Price: $39.95
World Rights: Available

Practice with Purpose

“Features fifteen case studies from LMSa, winner of the 2017 National AIA Architecture Firm Award”

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