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Nurturing architecture: Education, research and practice for health and wellbeing

Meraz, Fidel; Marco, Elena; Rice, Louis; Drozynski, Charles


Fidel Meraz
Senior Lecturer in Architecture

Louis Rice
Associate Professor in Architecture


Nurturing Architecture explores how an ethos of care, of providing nourishment and supporting growth and development, might be understood as a founding principle for architectural education and practice. The term allows multiple interpretations, which include the concept of an ‘architecture that nurtures’ and/or the ‘nurturing of architecture’ itself as discipline and practice, as well as implying an exploration of how we might ‘nurture architects’ by caring for future (and current) architects in education and practice. Inherent in these responsibilities is the notion of wellbeing and the way in which architects and educators consider the wellbeing of future and current generations of users and other stakeholders, as well as the future and current wellbeing of a community of architects, academics, and students.


Meraz, F., Marco, E., Rice, L., & Drozynski, C. (2021). Nurturing architecture: Education, research and practice for health and wellbeing. Charrette, 7(2), 1-9

Journal Article Type Editorial
Acceptance Date Nov 23, 2021
Online Publication Date Dec 27, 2021
Publication Date Dec 27, 2021
Deposit Date Jan 7, 2022
Publicly Available Date Jan 18, 2022
Journal Charrette
Print ISSN 2054-6718
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 7
Issue 2
Pages 1-9
Keywords education, nurturing, wellbeing, architecture
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