Project teams may set out to design and construct a building that supports the needs of its occupants and the community. But the design process does not typically involve examining the lived experiences of future occupants or the surrounding community.
Co-design is gaining traction as more project teams prioritize social equity and inclusion as part of their project goals. When community members and future occupants that represent diverse perspectives and lived experiences are part of the design process, the finished building is more likely to support the needs of building occupants.
Read on to learn how project teams are successfully implementing co-design to advance equity through building design. (more…)