“ . . . Very exciting . . . good opportunity to encourage architects towards more accessibility . . . accessibility can be beautiful . . .”
DeafSpace is a concept developed at Gallaudet referring to the deaf experience within the built environment. The DeafSpace Design Guidelines are a catalog of best practices for building design that is conscious of and sensitive to deaf and hard of hearing individuals. The completed project represents both a significant advance in DeafSpace research and a successful model for the further implementation of the University’s DeafSpace Master Plan. The new facility reinforces Gallaudet as the epicenter of research, innovation, and outreach.
“Our vision is to build upon our rich history to become the leading international resource for research, innovation and outreach related to deaf and hard of hearing people. This project establishes cutting edge trends in 21st century laboratory and educational space design, and embodies the vision, mission, and master plan of Gallaudet University by extending the DeafSpace Project and creating new universally accessible learning spaces,” says Hansel Bauman, Gallaudet University Architect.
Studio Twenty Seven Architecture; also Page/SST Planners; Interface Engineering; Robert Silman Associates; Savills-Studley; MAG-Lighting Design, LLC; Odessa Architecture; Phoenix Noise & Vibration