National Building Museum

Tour: Designing DeafSpace

Saturday, June 11, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Photo: DeafSpace in action: The terrace lounge at the Living and Learning Residence Hall at Gallaudet University takes advantage of the topography to create distinct gathering spaces. Photo by Hoachlander Davis Photography.


DeafSpace is a design strategy that meets the unique spatial and visual needs of deaf people. Hansel Bauman, co-founder of Gallaudet University's DeafSpace Project, and executive director of Campus Design and Planning, leads a walking tour of the campus to demonstrate how a world built for hearing people poses challenges for deaf people. He also highlights the University's many building and campus enhancements that address the principles of DeafSpace.

2.0 LU HSW (AIA) / 2.0 CM (AICP) / 2.0 PDH (LA CES)

Open to anyone 18 years and up. $25 Museum member | $35 Non-member. Registration begins May 23, by calling 202.272.2448 from 10 am–5 pm, Monday through Friday, and will be assigned based on space availability. On-site registration is not available. To become a Member, please contact the Membership Office at 202.272.2448  .

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