David Baker Architects' 9 Ways

David Baker Architects commissioned MD to design a suite of icons to represent each of the firm’s “9 Ways”—elegant, economical, and human-centric design strategies that deliver better quality of life through community-aware architecture.[+] The "9 Ways" range from large-scale thinking beyond the property line, to intimate moves that honor each unit as an individual—and personal—home.

To share the thinking behind the “Ways”, each icon was made into a custom cloisonné lapel pin. Together with the corresponding postcard, the set works to educate and bring awareness to the design strategies while also raising money for the Coalition on Homelessness.

MD also designed and produced an exhibit for the 9 Way’s inclusion in By the People: Designing a Better America—an exhibition of socially responsible design at the Cooper Hewitt in New York City from September 30, 2016 through February 26, 2017.

Interested in sporting one (or more) of the 9 Ways icons? Lapel pins are available for a small donation to the Coalition on Homelessness. Please write to info@dbarchitect.com for details. The 9 Ways book is set to arrive in bookstores Spring 2020.