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Design for Water

The Framework for Design Excellence
Image Credits: Prakash Patel
Image Credits: Prakash Patel

Good design plays a crucial role in conserving and enhancing the quality of water, recognizing it as a valuable and limited resource. This principle emphasizes the importance of designing with water conservation and water quality improvement in mind. This includes implementing sustainable practices, such as efficient water management systems, to minimize water waste and pollution. Overall, the responsibility of good design is to protect and enhance the quality of water resources through mindful and sustainable design choices.


Check out AIA National’s article for guided questions and case studies on Design for Water (https://www.aia.org/showcases/6082471-design-for-water)

Case Study Photo: BROCK ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER IN VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA BY SMITHGROUPJJR A 2017 COTE TOP TEN AWARD RECIPIENT

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