Working meeting with project constituents participating in discussions.



Arthi Krishnamoorthy speaks at The Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design about the benefits of designing for the user’s sense of belonging, touching on the interconnectedness, motivation, and happiness that well-designed spaces can offer their communities. Arthi examines howTenBerke’s designs for the Women’s Building in Manhattan, the visual arts non-profit organization NXTHVN in New Haven, and similar projects encouraged a sense of ownership and comfort for the residents and surrounding communities.

Ultimately, belonging comes through discovery … you can’t choreograph the most intricate and personal of discoveries. But you can leave some crumbs to start the process.

Arthi Krishnamoorthy