About Buro Happold Inclusive Design

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Inclusive design at BuroHappold goes well beyond simply satisfying the requirements of government legislation. It’s about understanding people; their needs, concerns, and what they really want from a building engaging the more social aspects of the built environment that others overlook.

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We are passionate advocates of making design of all scales more inclusive to bring it to the fore, ensuring that designers remember that buildings and the built environment are, before anything else, for people. Our work ensures that the built environment is not just easy, comfortable and operable, but that it doesn’t include barriers that really don’t need to exist.

The idea of inclusive design lets us get involved in some very interesting design problems. It can demand a high level of creativity in addition to engineering prowess, something that shows through in the projects we’ve worked on. Whether it’s helping to design interactive displays for children at the Massar Children’s Discovery Centre, or consulting on policy for large scale masterplans, it’s work that we do across all our sectors.

We're all about socially sustainable design – design that doesn’t preclude people from the built environment.

Further information can be obtained from the inclusive design pages of the Buro Happold website.

For more information about Buro Happold on Designing Buildings Wiki see Buro Happold.


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