Designing to Help Others

Design can be an influence for change. I believe in the power of design to create innovative solutions, enhance the lives of others, and help the environment. Humanitarian projects and well-planned sustainable solutions can improve our communities and our world.

Interior designers and architects have the power to improve the lives of others. Beautiful, effective designs should be available to all people regardless of wealth, social class, or ability. Design has the potential to create change in the lives of many. By instituting local design solutions and involving the community, interior design has the potential to solve problems and enrich lives. Similarly, designers should respect the environment by creating sustainable solutions. Interior designers can alter the large amounts of waste that are produced during construction and through inefficient building systems.

As Cameron Sinclare, co-founder of Architecture for Humanity, said: “design is the ultimate renewable resource. Together we can continue to build a better future.” Interior designers have the ability to make a positive change in the world and improve the health, safety, and welfare of the public by embracing these ideals. I plan to be involved in design projects throughout my career that invigorate communities, combat issues like domestic violence and homelessness, and create positive, healing environments.