We aim to
Empower Architects to take responsibility and act
In a way that
We can realise our potential as a community of action
We can be catalysts for regeneration of our ecosystems
The twin crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss are the most serious issue of our time. Globally, buildings and construction play a major part, accounting for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions whilst also having a significant impact on our natural habitats.
For everyone working in the construction industry, meeting the needs of our society without breaching the earth’s ecological boundaries will demand a paradigm shift in behaviour. Together with clients, architects need to commission and design buildings, cities and infrastructures as indivisible components of a larger, constantly regenerating and self-sustaining system.
The research and technology exist to begin that transformation now, but what has been lacking is collective will. Recognising this, AAD architects are committing to strengthen our working practices to create architecture and urbanism that has a more positive impact on the world around us.
In Australia, AAD architects are aware that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have long espoused the cultural, social, economic and environmental benefits embedded in the holistic relationship of Caring for Country.