US Architects Declare Climate, Justice, and Biodiversity Emergency

The interlinked crises of climate breakdown, biodiversity loss, and societal inequity are the most serious issues of our time. Buildings and construction play a major part, accounting for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide (C02) emissions while also having a significant impact on deforestation, habitat destruction, and species extinction.

Meeting the needs of our society without breaching the earth's ecological boundaries demands a paradigm shift in our behavior in the building sector. Together with our clients and collaborators, we must design buildings, cities, and infrastructures as indivisible components of a larger, constantly regenerating, and self-sustaining system.

The knowledge exists to begin that transformation now, but what has been lacking is collective will. As a sector, we must work together to reshape our approach to architecture and urbanism at the speed and scale the crises demand.

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FOR INDIVIDUALS:

All are welcome to join an Architects Declare working group and participate in or plan actions, regardless of whether or not your firm is a signatory. We will be launching in the Fall with a series of open Town Halls. To stay connected and receive updates on future events, sign up for the Architects Declare Listserv. Please also use this form to indicate which working group you would like to join.

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FOR FIRMS:

Architects Declare believes that firms must lead with a strong message committed to action. If you represent a firm, please sign the declaration below. We hope that every US architectural practice will join us in making this commitment.

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Actual Architecture Company Adams Design Associates Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture AEDS | Ammar Eloueini Digit-all Studio After Architecture AGENCY aldayjover architecture and landscape All of the Above ALLL and Leapfrog Project Alloy Alterior Office andrew berman architect Andropogon Associates, Ltd. Andy and Dave Ants of the Prairie ARC / Architectural Resources Cambridge Architecture in Formation Architecture Research Office Architecture Workers Combine Architensions Atelier Ten Austin + Mergold AW Architects Bau Land Bernheimer Architecture Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners BIG- Bjarke Ingels Group blank studio design + architecture BNIM BODHGAIA ARCHITECTURE Boston Society for Architecture Bradford Payne Architect, LLC Brent Buck Architects Brooks + Scarpa Büro Koray Duman Canopy / architecture + design, LLC. Charles Rose Architects Cheng+Snyder Christoff Finio Architecture commoncraft COOKFOX Architects Could Be Architecture COULSON Cumby Architecture Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP Dake Wells Architecture Dameron Architecture Daphne David Baker Architects Davis Brody Bond, LLP de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop Deborah Berke Partners Design Synergies Architecture DiMella Shaffer Dimensions DOR Studio Architecture DPC Associates Drawing Agency Drawing Conclusions LLC DSGN AGNC Duvall Decker Architects El Dorado Emily Moss Escher GuneWardena Architecture FACT FAD LLC Fantastic Offense Farzana Gandhi Design Studio Fernando Abruna FIELD PARTI foreground design agency FrancoisdeMenil Architect, PC Future Expansion GAC Gimeno Guitart Goody Clancy Gray Organschi Architecture Griffy Creek Studio LLC Gulf Coast DesignLab Habitat Workshop Hargreaves Jones Hariri & Hariri Architecture Harka Architecture Harrison Atelier Heller Manus Hight Jackson Associates hMa Hoffmann Architects HOK hrdwrkshp Ibañez Kim In Balance Green Consulting Inaba Williams INC Architecture & Design PLLC Interboro Partners Jendusa Design & Engineering, Inc John Shafer and Assoc. jones, partners: architecture Joy Siegel Architect JSA Kansas City Design Center Karen Bausman keernsmith Kennedy & Violich Architecture KieranTimberlake Kliment Halsband Architects knitknot architecture KOL/MAC Architecture + Design Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Inc. Kostow Greenwood Architects Krause Architecture + Interiors Kripper Studio Krueck+Sexton Architects LA-Más Landry Smith Architect Lead Pencil Studio lee and associates, inc. LAI Leong Leong Leupold Brown Goldbach Architects LEVENBETTS Architects Loci Architecture LOJO Architecture Lorraine Bonaventura Architect LOT-EK Louise Braverman Architect LTL Architects M1DTW Architects Magnusson Architecture and Planning MAKE Architects Marble Fairbanks Architects Marlon Blackwell Architects Marvel Architects MASASTUDIO - Marwan Al-Sayed + Mies Anderson Inc. MASS Design Group MBB ARCHITECTS MdeAS Architects MGDK Architects Michael K. Chen Architecture MIIM Designs Mitchell Joachim MIXdesign MODU modus studio Moorhead & Moorhead Mork Ulnes Architects Mork-Ulnes Architects MOS MPdL Studio MSR Design murmur N H D M NADAAA nARCHITECTS, PLLC NEMESTUDIO Norelius Studio NYVARCH Architecture Object Projects Odimo office ca Office for Political Innovation Office of Mobile Design Onion Flats op.AL OPA - Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects Open Set OSD OverUnder O’Riley Office P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S Palette Architecture PARA Project PECKHAM Architecture Peckham Architecture Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Perkins Eastman Peterson Rich Office PORT Practice for Architecture and Urbanism | PAU Putnam-Pritchard Interiors/NUBU Design Rafael Vinoly Architects Ramla Benaissa Architects Re-a.d Rice+Lipka Architects Robert Hutchison Architecture Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers RUR Architecture DPC Sasaki SCHAUM/SHIEH Scott Payette Architects Scott Payette Architects Selldorf Architects Shalom Baranes Associates Shawn Lutz SILO AR+D SITU Slade Architecture Snow Kreilich Architects Snøhetta SO - IL SPACE INDUSTRIES Spacesmith Spinagu Studio SsD Steven Holl Architects studio ai architects Studio Ames Studio Balcones Studio Cadena Studio For studio J2 architects Studio Joseph Studio Libeskind STUDIO LUCK studioSUMO Susan T Rodriguez | Architecture • Design Terreform ONE The Alter Architect's Studio, PLLC the Lab-lab for architecture The Living The Open Workshop Thomas Phifer and Partners Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects I Partners Todd Zwigard Architects Tracy A. Stone Architect Trio Architecture Tsao & McKown Architects Urban Resilience Institute Urban Works Agency urban-interface, llc UrbanLab Variable Projects Virginia Melnyk Designs WAI Architecture Think Tank WALLACE DESIGN GROUP, INC. WEISS/MANFREDI William McDonough + Partners Woods Bagot WRNS Studio WXY architecture + urban design Yale Urban Design Workshop Young Projects ZGF Architects [dhd] derek hoeferlin design
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