Applying Crowdsourcing in Architecture

Architects have always been researchers, interviewing clients as well as seeking new materials and design methods. But as architecture has become more sophisticated and technology-driven, so too has the investigative process. In an effort to gather client and community feedback, designers are increasingly turning to social media, engaging with consultants, and relying on surveys. Below, several architects share their different approaches to crowdsourcing data to ensure the satisfaction of their ultimate client: the occupants.