How Colleges Can Incorporate DEI Values Into Physical Spaces
Laura Spitalniak, Higher Ed Dive
Diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts typically emphasize teaching staff and the student body. But physical spaces also have a huge influence on how welcome students feel, according to one higher ed architect.
In this interview, Shannon Dowling of the Ayers Saint Gross architectural firm talks about the connection between DEI and learning spaces, how small changes can lead to significant progress, and why Americans With Disabilities Act compliance is just the start of accessible design.