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Boston Magazine – Innovators Q&A

Architect Greg Minott Wants to Make Boston’s Design Scene More Diverse

By Sofia Rivera

“… After winning a design competition for the redevelopment of then-Dudley Square in 2008, [Greg] and his business partner Troy Depeiza decided to create the firm they wanted to see: one that mirrors the city’s intersectionality and engages all of its communities. Diversify the designers, he suggests, and we’re one step closer to a city that will work for all of us… It’s been shown that when you have teams with a mix of cultural norms and practices, they’re better at listening to and appreciating each other. When you don’t have that empowerment in a team, some of your best ideas can walk out the door because you’re not giving them room…”