Design Matters 2 Competition

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Design Matters 2 Competition

This competition is a call for ideas to design a building block of an inclusive school environment that will uniquely enhance the quality of life for teens and adults with disabilities who participate in the Easter Seals VIP Academy.

Your design should support the program goals of providing these young adults with the vocational/life skills they require to lead fully productive lives. Traditionally little or no thought has been given to the environments in which these crucial services are delivered.

Utilizing inclusive design principles such as:

  • Access
  • Space
  • Sensory Awareness
  • Enhancing Learning
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Health and well-being
  • Safety and Security
  • Technology
  • Sustainability

Your building block should consider (but not be limited to) the following spaces:

  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Model residential apartment
  • Outdoor access
  • Greenhouse
  • Small group spaces
  • Individual study areas
  • Personal Care and Therapy
  • Technology Integration
  • Storage (for physical disability aids, etc.)

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