Inspiring a Spirit of Inclusivity in Design

Inspiring a Spirit of Inclusivity in Design

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Today, abiding by ADA guidelines is thankfully a given as architects thoughtfully consider accommodations for those with differing abilities from the beginning of the design process. But as an industry, we have a responsibility to continually expand our horizons further into the realm of total inclusivity. Inclusive design involves recognizing the diversity and uniqueness of a community and incorporating differing perspectives and tools in the design process to ultimately arrive at a built structure that responds to the context of its environment and all its users. Inclusivity comes in many forms, but could look like ensuring the safety of a space through lighting and security, creating open and transparent gathering spaces, reflecting an accepting spirit through interior elements (signage, artwork, and furniture), and more. As a firm, we view this call to inclusive design as an essential opportunity in our practice to better respond to the needs of all members of a community.

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Contact Erik Kocher at ekocher@hcarchitects.com or (314) 529-4004 to learn more about the great strides our team is making in creating inclusive spaces for all.