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Buildings create impacts that go far beyond their walls. Their social, environmental and economic ripples are too often undervalued or ignored. But what if we design consciously for positive impact?
— We can harness the act of architecture to create a better future for all.
Thomas Bryans is a designer and co-founder of IF_DO, a London-based architecture practice
dedicated to creating projects with a positive impact on users, the environment and the
surrounding community. The firm constantly seeks to make their projects do more—working to
create buildings that are not just beautiful, but that deliver wider social, economic, and ecological
benefits throughout their lifespan.
Thomas studied at both the University of Edinburgh and Harvard University Graduate School of
Design, where he gained his Master of Architecture. He has written extensively on issues of
architecture and sustainability, and is passionately committed to improving the diversity of the
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx