Architecture is the reflection of people within our built environment. It responds to our functional requirements and personal aspirations. Equally so, it is a reflection of our environment in which we live. Architecture has a responsibility to the community to ensure that both the people and the environment are represented with transparency.
It is well documented the impact our built environment has on the planet. There has long been a conscious effort from both within the community and the construction industry which includes architects and other like minded professionals, to drastically reduce environmental damage. When designing, the architect must always consider the environmental impact the proposed development will cause.