Has Architecture Lost Touch With the People?

By Kaid Benfield, The Atlantic Cities
October 28, 2013

I’ve been mulling this one for a few days. I seem to know a lot of people who do a lot of complaining about the architecture profession, particularly its alleged preoccupation with making artistic statements rather than, the charge goes, serving people. I think it’s a fair point to a degree, but for a lot of reasons I’ll try to work through here, I’m having a hard time figuring out to what degree, exactly. A related issue is the extent to which architects should, and do, listen to the people their buildings and places are supposedly serving. More …

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