Design Strategies for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Credits


AIA Conference on Architecture & Design

Washington, DC


Brendan Connolly

Date & Time:

06.06.2024 | 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Learn about an exciting project at the intersection of architecture and accessibility. The Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth in Vancouver, Washington, incorporated a deaf-led design process and DeafSpace principles to address the diverse needs of students, resulting in a sensory-inclusive educational facility.

Join Mithun partner Brendan Connolly for “Design Strategies for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Credits,” a case study presentation on how an exposed wood structure enhances the sustainability, accessibility, and inclusivity of the center, including ADA-compliant and barrier-free design. The biophilic benefits of wood help frame strategies for visual aids and wayfinding, while the acoustic vibrations extend occupants’ sensory reach.

Date Posted: 06.06.2024