03 Jun '16, 5pm

LEED and DeafSpace: Designing community in architecture

Every LEED building is a story about people. From the materials we use to the air we breathe, USGBC believes in creating healthier whole environments. This means we also believe that the spaces we create must reflect the needs of the communities they serve. Throughout the last few years, LEED and DeafSpace have teamed up on a number of projects across the United States, particularly on the campus of Gallaudet University —where the concept originated. These two architectural models combine thought leadership in sustainability with accessibility. Together, they symbolize the richness of community dwelling spaces where people can thrive in communication, create platforms for engagement and celebrate culture. In honor of Deaf History Month , we’re taking a closer look at how the features of DeafSpace are foundational to the Deaf experience. How does building design impact the ...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/leed-and-deafspace-designin...

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