This text was originally published in The ArchDaily Guide to Good Architecture, our first-ever book currently available for purchase.

Besides denoting a show of careful thought, in architectural terms, the word ‘considerate’ also suggests an emotional and perhaps even empathetic approach. And why shouldn’t it?

Good architecture can and should be considerate—in all the varied ways the word embodies. While it could start off with the motivation to do good and require an initial moral approach, this sensibility, combined with a meticulous knowledge of individual/communal needs and transparent communication, generates a well-adapted, and accessible built environment that can promote growth.

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