Traction champions design activism, research and education to improve social and environmental well-being in resource-limited communities  

We are architects, landscape architects, engineers and researchers who believe in the transformative potential of transdisciplinary collaboration.

We harness the power of participatory processes to design, implement and assess the impacts of incremental, small-scale projects. 

Our landscapes, buildings, products, research initiatives and educational programs leverage local knowledge and create tangible, grounded change.