Rachel Opare-Sem is passionate about the ability of design to improve lives. She works at architecture+, a firm in Troy, New York, that believes in the value of creating a more human side to architecture. Rachel is a key team member on a variety of projects at architecture+. One primary role, she is particularly proud of, is her work as designer on state-wide renovations of residences for individuals with developmental disabilities. These projects focus on providing life safety upgrades that significantly improve quality of life for the residents.