Designing like you give a damn? Apparently so.

An interesting finding from the 2009 Annual Business and Professions Study (ABPS) by Beaton Consulting in Australia: After surveying more than 30,000 professional service firms, the study found that architectural firms are more likely to be considered socially responsible than firms in other sectors, beating out, among others, the engineering, management, legal, and IT services professions. In this instance, social responsibility was defined as firms having a strong community focus, displaying innovation within the industry, and taking the lead in environmental practice and consulting.

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