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Designing Environments

for Children & Adults with ASD ga architects


THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT ○

The Brief and Inclusive Design

○ ‘A day in the life of ...’ ○ Are we talking about  new‐build or 

refurbishment? ○ Sensory Gardens

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THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT ○ The Brief and Inclusive Design ○

‘A day in the life of ...’

‐ We need to know what goes on every  second of the day – children, carers and  teachers ○ Are we talking about new‐build or  refurbishment? ○ Sensory Gardens

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THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT ○ The Brief and Inclusive Design ○ ‘A day in the life of ...’ ○

Are we talking about new‐build or  refurbishment?

○ Sensory Gardens

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THE RIGHT ENVIRONMENT ○ The Brief and Inclusive Design ○ ‘A day in the life of ...’ ○ Are we talking about new‐build or 

refurbishment? ○

Sensory Gardens ‐ Not an add on if money left over

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INCLUSIVE DESIGN ○

What CABE says  ‐ who is CABE?

○ Consultation has to start on Day 1 ○ Designing the right building starts with 

understanding how the building will be used ○ The principal design issues

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INCLUSIVE DESIGN ○ What CABE say ○

Consultation has to start on Day 1

‐ Children ‐ Carers ‐ Teachers ‐ Visitors ‐ Parents ‐ Maintenance staff ‐ Cleaning staff ‐ Local authority ‐ Local community ○ Designing the right building starts with  understanding how the building will be used ○ The principal design issues

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INCLUSIVE DESIGN ○ What CABE say  ○ Consultation has to start on Day 1 ○

Designing the right building starts with  understanding how the building will be used

‐ Who is it for? ‐ What is its purpose? ‐ Who will have access to it? ‐ How will you get to it? ○ The principal design issues

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INCLUSIVE DESIGN ○ What CABE say  ○ Consultation has to start on Day 1 ○ Designing the right building starts with  understanding how   

the building will be used ○

The principal design issues ‐ Ramps for changes of level (no impediments or trip hazard ‐ Low window cills for those in wheelchairs ‐ Easy to read signage ‐ Good unobtrusive lighting ‐ Contrasts in materials for easy identification

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KEY DESIGN PRINCIPLES ○

Clear geometry

○ Proxemics ○ Lighting ○ Acoustics ○ Quiet Rooms ○ Sensory Rooms ○ Building Services ○ Sustainability ○ BREEAM

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KEY DESIGN PRINCIPLES ○ Clear geometry ○

Proxemics

○ Lighting ○ Acoustics ○ Quiet Rooms ○ Sensory Rooms ○ Building Services ○ Sustainability ○ BREEAM

ga architects


KEY DESIGN PRINCIPLES ○ Clear geometry ○ Proxemics ○

Lighting

○ Acoustics ○ Quiet Rooms ○ Sensory Rooms ○ Building Services ○ Sustainability ○

BREEAM

ga architects


KEY DESIGN PRINCIPLES ○ Clear geometry ○ Proxemics ○

Lighting

○ Acoustics ○ Quiet Rooms ○ Sensory Rooms ○ Building Services ○ Sustainability ○ BREEAM

ga architects


KEY DESIGN PRINCIPLES ○ Clear geometry ○ Proxemics ○ Lighting ○

Acoustics

○ Quiet Rooms ○ Sensory Rooms ○ Building Services ○ Sustainability ○ BREEAM

ga architects


KEY DESIGN PRINCIPLES ○ Clear geometry ○ Proxemics ○ Lighting ○ Acoustics ○

Quiet Rooms

○ Sensory Rooms ○ Building Services ○ Sustainability ○ BREEAM

ga architects


KEY DESIGN PRINCIPLES ○ Clear geometry ○ Proxemics ○ Lighting ○ Acoustics ○ Quiet Rooms ○

Sensory Rooms

○ Building Services ○ Sustainability ○ BREEAM

ga architects


KEY DESIGN PRINCIPLES ○ Clear geometry ○ Proxemics ○ Lighting ○ Acoustics ○ Quiet Rooms ○ Sensory Rooms ○

Building Services

○ Sustainability ○ BREEAM

ga architects


KEY DESIGN PRINCIPLES ○ Clear geometry ○ Proxemics ○ Lighting ○ Acoustics ○ Quiet Rooms ○ Sensory Rooms ○ Building Services ○

Sustainability

○ BREEAM

ga architects


KEY DESIGN PRINCIPLES ○ Clear geometry ○ Proxemics ○ Lighting ○ Acoustics ○ Quiet Rooms ○ Sensory Rooms ○ Building Services ○ Sustainability ○

BREEAM

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Designing Environments for Children and Adults with ASD Christopher Beaver

ga architects c.beaver@ga-architects.com www.autism-architects.com

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Profile for ga architects

Design and planning for ASD  

Christopher Beaver ga architects http://www.autism-architects.com

Design and planning for ASD  

Christopher Beaver ga architects http://www.autism-architects.com

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