Architectural Record: Design for Freedom Holds Inaugural Summit at Grace Farms

Press 04.02.2022
March 31, 2022: attendees at Grace Farms's inaugural Design for Freedom Summit. Photo © Jacek Dolata
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Via Architectural Record:

“Rick Cook of COOKFOX Architects began the second panel on ethical sourcing by presenting a piece of timber structure salvaged from an 1891 warehouse. The tree which it was made from started growing in the 16th century, he said. Using the artifact as a demonstration of material history, he spoke about expanding the definition of sustainability to include not just ecological costs, but human costs. “Every material has a sustainable consciousness,” said panelist Annie Bevan, CEO of Mindful Materials, a collaborative that is compiling a product certification library for AEC professionals to use for identifying and sourcing sustainable materials.”

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