JLP+D, as part of a multi-disciplinary team led by Marvel Architects with Quennell Rothschild Partners, ARUP, Local Projects, James Lima Planning + Development, Future/City, Jim Conti Light Design, Doyle Partners, Tom Fruin (US), has been shortlisted for an international design competition at Gallaudet University, a world leader in higher education for the deaf and hard of hearing, in Washington, DC. The winner will work with the university and its development partner, JBG, on redeveloping the Sixth Street corridor of the campus.
JLP+D is excited to work with this impressive team to develop a proposal that explores the University’s ambitious goals to create a new urban environment created specifically with the deaf community in mind. Applying the University’s DeafSpace principles, the competition seeks to create a new vision for inclusive public space and explore how new development can better integrate the university with the surrounding neighborhoods of the nation’s capital while creating a vibrant, mixed-use district in the nation’s capital.
For more on this unique challenge, check out the below video of Gallaudet’s DeafSpace approach.