Our practice is an extended family, and our staff are the most fundamental element.
Architecture & Access operates a variety of programs to help keep our staff informed of the latest practices in access to the built environment, and the opportunity to individually develop their skills.
Our internal programs are designed to tap into the unique skill set our team has relating to access in the built environment. Sharing our experience and knowledge internally enhances the Architecture & Access team, and facilitates us to live our people first approach.
Some of our current
Communication Access Weekly
By delving into various forms of communication, we are actively fostering a more inclusive community.
Each Monday, our team is introduced to a new and meaningful gesture to learn. These gestures encompass expressions like “hello”, “finished”, “thank you”, “please”, “sorry”, “happy”, “sad”, and many more. We are provided a description of the gesture and illustrative visuals to illustrate both the physical gesture and the visual context when using it in communication.
This onling process enables us to connect with a broader range of individuals, making our interactions and engagement more diverse and accessible.
Sensory spaces and chillout zones
This online discussion group shares learnings with people who live with neurodiversity and those who support them, as well as people who have designed and managed sensory spaces. This informal group is growing organically and meets bimonthly. Guest speakers are a regular and includes artists, designers and researchers all keen to share their knowledge and experience.