September 20 — Millions across the globe added their voices to demand action regarding the climate crisis during the Global Climate Strike led by Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg. Like other architecture firms, we answered the call for solidarity by signing our firm’s name to the Architect’s Advocate pledge and walking out of each of our six offices in the United States. Our staff in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco, and New York each joined large city-wide efforts while our Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, office led the charge locally, organizing a walk-out that gathered about 50 people including the local news.

Scenes from climate strikes in Seattle (left), New York (middle), and Wilkes-Barre (right).
Climate strikes in San Francisco (left) and Pittsburgh (right).
Our Philadelphia office incorporated the Climate Strike into their Park(ing) Day installation.

Green building design has been an integral part of our core values for nearly four decades and we are a proud signatory of the 2030 Commitment. Throughout our portfolio we have worked to prioritize sustainable strategies and design buildings that not only optimize performance but also integrate into their greater environment.

In a defining moment earlier this month, the AIA released a five-point action plan for climate change after announcing it a “critical issue” for the architecture profession. We proudly stand with Greta, the AIA, and communities around the world to take immediate climate action.

Related Links:
Fast Company: Here’s how the design industry is mobilizing for the Climate Strike
Fox 56: NEPA residents join world effort to raise climate change awareness
Dezeen: AIA makes climate crisis “top priority”

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