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Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone is published by Island Press and is available in paperback and hardcover. An architect by training, author and curator John Cary has devoted his career to expanding the practice of design for the public good.  


A rooftop community suite featuring a wellness studio, event kitchen, and garden preserves the building's sweeping lake views for the most people. Image: Mariko Reed

"Through rich stories and breathtaking images, author John Cary makes a compelling and fresh argument that architects have an opportunity to not just build buildings, but build dignity."
—Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation




Learn more about Lakeside Senior Apartments

Design for Good: Architecture for EveryoneThrough January 20, 2019

DBA’s award-winning Lakeside Senior Apartments in Oakland—our affordable senior housing collaboration with SAHA and the Oakland Housing Authority—is featured in an exhibit celebrating design for the public good. 

MODA’s exhibition "Design for Good: Architecture for Everyone" offers people-driven, real-world stories about buildings that are designed and created with and for the people who use them. The exhibition reveals a new understanding of the ways that design shapes our lives and gives professionals and interested citizens the tools to seek out and demand designs that dignify.

The exhibit runs through January 20, 2019, and includes periodic guided tours. Be sure to check it out if you are in Atlanta. 

MODA—Museum of Design Atlanta—is the only museum in the Southeast dedicated exclusively to the study and celebration of all things design. 


DBA's Lakeside Senior Apartments offers supportive housing for low-income, special needs, and formerly homeless seniors in increasingly costly Oakland, California. Image: Bruce Damonte