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Buildings and Beyond – Steven Winter Associates, Inc.

Designing for Inclusion with Victoria Lanteigne

December 02, 2020

Disability inclusion in the built environment is extremely important. But, it shouldn’t end there. How do we ensure that we are being truly inclusive of all types of people, taking into account a wider diversity of backgrounds, orientations, and abilities? The answer is Universal Design.
On this episode of Building’s + Beyond, Robb chats with former SWA employee and Universal Design expert, Victoria Lanteigne. Victoria has devoted her career to the advancement of Universal Design, educating herself and others on the concept and its limitless applications. In her interview, she discusses trends, tactics, and examples from the field, and challenges practitioners to re-think their definition of the word, design.

Episode Guest: Victoria Lanteigne, MPP, WELL AP

Victoria Lanteigne is a Universal Design subject matter expert with over 15 years of experience leading inclusive design initiatives. She is passionate about elevating the connection between Universal Design and high-performance building initiatives, including sustainability and health, and has spoken on this topic at Greenbuild, the AIA National Convention, and Design DC, among others. Victoria is a WELL AP and WELL Faculty member and has served as a WELL Community Concept Advisor since 2017. She has a BA from Michigan State University, a Master of Public Policy from the George Washington University, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Design from North Carolina State University.
Episode Information & Resources
Articles written by Victoria on Universal and Inclusive Design:

* The Post-Pandemic Workplace Could Be the Most Inclusive Workplace We’ve Ever Designed – FOX Architects
* Universal Design: A tool for creating equitable spaces after COVID-19 | Articles | WELL International WELL Building Institute

Previous Podcast Episodes on Universal Design:

* Universal Design with Mary Jo Peterson
* Universal Design and Accessibility in Mexico City with Luis Quintana


* Universal Design Principles Published in New WELL Building Standard (WELL v2)