Good Design Is Good Business 2017

The 20th year of Architectural RECORD's investigation into the value of architectural excellence to a business’s bottom line confirms that design does matter. From the North American headquarters of a German prosthetics manufacturer to an established West Coast opera company, our featured projects showcase successful client-architect collaborations, resulting in thoughtful, healthy, and sustainable environments. The impact of their strategies—improved customer and community relations, enhanced employee satisfaction, and lower operating costs—reaches far beyond financial gain alone.