Thoughtfully built environments are designed to meet the functional needs of the people who will use them while incorporating aesthetic, emotional and cultural considerations. Design should account for the natural environment and surrounding context, combining elements that complement and enhance the existing landscape. The architectural style and materials used should also be selected carefully to ensure that they harmonise with the surroundings and create a sense of continuity and connection. Beyond design, it is about creating a place.
Further, diversity is an integral factor in design-conscious spaces. Architecture should be accessible, inclusive, and welcoming to people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Designers must consider the needs of people with physical disabilities, such as mobility impairments, hearing or visual impairments, and cognitive disabilities.