Why Does Your City Build the Same Building Over & Over Again?

Andrea Arias
7 min readApr 8, 2021

Insights from an Aspiring Architect

Same Buildings, Same Cities, Illustration made by Author

When I used to be in school I used to villainize the citizens for the repetitive buildings around me. The rhetoric of school makes it seem like “the people” don’t want innovative architecture and that you can only achieve that through these mystical one in a lifetime wealthy clients who are willing to break the mold. As an…

Andrea Arias

Architecturally trained. Artfully minded. Permanently in my experimental phase. Follow me to look at the built environment through unique perspectives.