June 21, 2018
Manifesto for Architecture as a Platform
When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for all members of the building industry to dissolve political restraints and to reinvent themselves to create a lasting harmony between nature and humanity, forging a clear path toward slowing and reversing the negative impact we make on the environment. We seek to enable business process changes that improve efficiency and reduce waste through a declaration supporting Open Standards.
The path is self-evident, all machine-readable data should be accessible as machine-readable data. The alternatives are paths to inefficiency and wasted resources.
We give data a purpose and a context, to create the information needed to understand and improve our world. When widely accessible, such information enhances knowledge-based decision making, integrates across many industries, increases the collective knowledge of civilization and supports better use of our shared planet to promote the rights of all people to a sustainable, healthy life on Earth.
The time is now to come together in a united way that enables us to meet these objectives. We endorse and implore the alliances of building industry organizations to support Information independence regardless of country, industry name or standard being used.
Architecture must be treated as a platform that supports the objectives of this manifesto:
1. We strive to share data across the lifecycle of projects by making our work part of the broader ecosystem to promote the urban agenda.
2. We actively use information, tools, processes, and design thinking to have a positive impact on everything in the built environment.
3. Each of us is an agent of change to connect data to the human narrative as we design and manage for the future of our world's ecosystems.
Signed by participants at the AIA Conference on Architecture
TH403 - Architecture as a Platform for the Urban Agenda
June 21, 2018 - 9:45am-11:15am
Stephen Hagan, FAIA
Finith Jernigan, FAIA
Kimon Onuma, FAIA