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Integrating Inclusivity, Diversity, and Multiculturalism in Design

Published July 12, 2021
Presented by Roland Lemke, CannonDesign | Chris Sligh, Western Michigan University | Paul Terzino, Western Michigan University | Renee V. Wallace, Doers Consulting Alliance
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Western Michigan University

Inclusivity, diversity, and multiculturalism (IDM) is a programmatic driver within higher education, encouraging conversations on how best to serve underrepresented students and create welcoming environments for all. This session will explore the role IDM plays in Western Michigan University's (WMU) design process and its influence on the development of its new student center. Join us to explore how you can foster IDM at your institution and design campus spaces that embrace a broad plurality of students.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate the importance of IDM within higher education institutions and identify the many forms these can take within the student experience.
  2. Apply lessons learned to a design process that fosters IDM within higher education facilities.
  3. Describe a design process that ensures institutional commitment to IDM and successfully applies it in campus design.
  4. Explain how facilities that promote IDM within the built environment can serve all demographics within the student population.


Roland Lemke, Principal, CannonDesign
Chris Sligh, Director, Office of Student Engagement, Western Michigan University
Paul Terzino, Director, Bernhard Center, Western Michigan University
Renee V. Wallace, CEO, Doers Consulting Alliance

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU 1 Unit (SCUP56C1197) | AICP CM 1 Unit

Recorded 7/12/21.

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