The practice founder says linking indoor and outdoor spaces with nature improves crime rates, health and social cohesion

David Morley

David Morley

When we sign up to be architects we commit ourselves to considering the wider impact of our work on society – that’s what makes our profession so rewarding.

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The majority of David Morley Architects projects are in healthcare, education, sport and regeneration – all fields where the social value is tangible and can be measured by monitoring increased participation, reduced crime rates, wellness, environmental impact and social cohesion.

Invariably it’s about linking indoor and outdoor spaces with nature, working in collaboration as leaders in a team with shared values.

The more emphasis that is given to social value in the procurement process, the greater will be the reach of what we can achieve.