In today's built environment, we see both an ecological crisis in regards to toxicity and climate impact, as well as a social justice crisis regarding health impact to workers and owners, affordability of operating and accessing safe shelter, and the emotional/psychological impacts of conventional designs using conventional materials.
To address these issues in the time frame laid out for us by the physical realities of our planet and cultural realities of our society, we need to leapfrog past current paradigms and radically reframe (new frameworks!) how we approach the problem in a systems-thinking structure. We have the current, proven, data-driven, value/cost-comparable proof of concept in using locally-sourced, non-toxic, natural materials that support local working landscapes and sustainable agricultural initiatives scaled to our region to create plant-based building solutions.
These approaches surpass the durability and performance of petroleum-based counterparts (i.e. foam and heavily-manufactured products), "bank" or store carbon for net positive atmospheric carbon reduction, and create healthy spaces that enliven and inspire the people that use it.