Beyond Spaces for Women and Men: The Growing Need for and Benefits of Universal Facilities

Using a gender diversity lens, this session shares best practices from case studies of community centres with universal washrooms and change rooms. Presenters explain guiding principles and provide examples of features, functions and considerations to support safety, community and privacy. Informed design strategies for universal facilities demonstrate how design can be used as a tool for social equity and inclusivity.

Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Room 223/224
Learning Units (LUs): 1.5 Core

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Presented by:

Kai Scott MAKai Scott

Kai Scott is a social scientist with over 10 years of experience, with an educational background in the field of international development. Kai supports organizations in exploring and reimagining challenges related to gender. He does so through exploratory, evidence-based approaches using a range of quantitative and qualitative tools, including user-generated information, stakeholder engagements, and spatialRead More

Aiden Callison Architect AIBC LEED AP M.Arch.Aiden Callison

Aiden Callison is interested in creating spaces that remove physical and perceived barriers to foster diversity within communities. He believes architecture is an opportunity to empower clients to make a positive social impact through design. As an Associate at HCMA Architect + Design, Aiden enjoys bringing clients and communities together to develop an integrated visionRead More

Fiona Jones M.Arch. B.A. & Sc.Fiona Jones

Fiona Jones is fascinated by the links between physical and social infrastructure, and how our built environments can amplify community capacity. As a Special Projects Researcher at HCMA Architecture + Design, Fiona supports project teams with innovations, questions and best practices from the broad social impact design realm. She is also developing frameworks and metricsRead More