Inclusive design

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.

What’s the point of a building if you can’t use it?

Inclusive design is a dynamic ever developing field.

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 ideas of inclusive and universal design let 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.

To find out more about how we can help put people at the centre of your project, contact one of our inclusive design experts or your local office.

Key Contact

Neil Smith


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