Radian is a nonprofit architecture and urban design group advancing social equity in the built environment.
Radian is a women-led nonprofit architecture and urban design group with the mission to advance social equity in the built environment. Radian envisions a world where residents, who have been traditionally underrepresented in design and planning, have the agency, power, and resources they need to shape their own communities and neighborhoods.
Radian was founded in 2012, and our work is based in the acknowledgement that discriminatory policies and institutionalized racism, woven throughout the built environment, have created gross inequities in health, wealth, and power that have compounded over time. To confront this reality, we center residents' expertise and lived experiences through community partnerships and design processes that are inclusive, collaborative, and responsive.
Radian partners with trusted community groups and leaders in neighborhoods that have been historically excluded in design and planning. Our projects support BIPOC, low-income families, immigrants and refugees, our unhoused neighbors, and other groups that are vulnerable to involuntary displacement.
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