The Boyer Report: Seven principles for action

Contributed by AIA Knowledge Resources Staff; Adapted from the Boyer Report

Summary

"Building Community: A New Future for Architecture Education and Practice"—published in 1996 and commonly called "the Boyer Report"—addressed the importance of architecture in society and called for a renewed focus on architecture’s public benefits. It also discussed the direction of architecture education and outlined seven principles for action. The report argued that incorporating architecture into the fundamentals of liberal arts education would help architects better understand and respond to society’s design-build needs and provide the general public with a basic understanding of the value and principles of architecture.