ARC605: Inclusive Design Studio

This semester consisted of two projects, the first of which was to design a disaster relief toilet for the Marine A grain elevator located just south of Downtown Buffalo. The design had to accommodate the needs of ourselves and an imaginary client, and, among other requirements, had to be easily transportable and simple to construct. For the second design project, we reimagined the Marine A grain elevator as an event destination and designed permanent public restrooms, largely based on research into ergonomics and precedents as well as information obtained from a focus group. Designing permanent facilities also enabled us to focus more on the users’ multisensory experiences within the space and to go beyond the expectations of a public restroom.

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Site Plan and Photographs

Public Restrooms for an Event Destination