As we continue to explore ways to create better communities, fresh perspectives help us envision the future. This past February, the Rize Team took a trip to one of our favourite cities, Los Angeles. From its ubiquitous start-up community to its vibrant art and culture hubs, LA is a diverse city with a fascinating architectural history.
It is also home to innovative urban design firms and community builders, all creating different iterations of home and ways to build thoughtful and uplifting communities. We noticed how several urban infill residential developments acted as a catalyst, shifting communities towards prosperity and regeneration.
We met with fellow creators who, like us, strive to foster vibrancy and connection within the communities we create. Spending time with firms like Brooks + Scarpa and Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects (LOHA), we found ourselves in agreement that creating places that matter is a social responsibility. The spaces that we occupy should be built with utmost care and intention, and now more than ever, we must build for the city and planet we want to celebrate and protect.
Here are the three key learnings from our trip: