Kira Gould
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Kira Gould, Assoc. AIA, is a senior associate in communications with Gould Evans. She writes about architecture and sustainability for Metropolis, Architectural Record, The Boston Globe, and other publications. She earned a master’s degree in architecture and design criticism from Parsons School of Design. She is a member of the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) national Advisory Group. She and Lance Hosey co-authored COTE’s Ecology and Design, a report on ecological literacy in architecture education; they are now writing a book for Ecotone Publishing on women and the sustainable design movement. Kira works from her home in Boston, holidays in the Bay Area, considers herself a displaced New Yorker, and grew up in Lawrence, Kansas. 

Personal Statement

My Design Trust fellowship was a wonderful opportunity to work as part of a team working to empower a community to shape their physical environment. I particularly enjoyed the opportunity to work collectively toward a vision of a ‘sustainable community’ that fully and deeply embraced the social, environmental, and economic elements of what sustainability is all about and recognized the intrinsic connections between each of these subjects. The Design Trust, by offering a journalism fellowship, recognizes the importance of documentation. A terrific community design process can be too quickly forgotten unless the story is captured effectively… and then it can be a catalyst.

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