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Design for Inclusion

October 7, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

$5 – $10

This event is part of GBA’s Health in the Built Environment Series and is generously sponsored by UPMC and Siemens.

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About this Event

The Inclusive Design Research Centre defines inclusive design as design that considers the full range of human diversity with respect to ability, language, culture, gender, age, and other forms of human difference. This type of design can support physical and mental health for all types of building users and should take a holistic approach. In many cases, inclusive design goals can align well with other values including sustainability. At this event in our Health in the Built Environment Series, we will learn about the many goals and facets of inclusive design, explore case studies (from Pittsburgh and beyond), and discover a newly developed inclusive design certification developed by the University of Buffalo’s Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center), which was piloted locally at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s MuseumLab.


About our Speaker

Krista Macy, University of Buffalo’s Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center)

Krista Macy, Assoc. AIA, is an Architectural Design Research Associate at the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access with experience in design for accessibility, sustainable and universal design. She is engaged in diverse research projects intended to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population. Her recent activities include designing home modifications, conducting accessibility and universal design assessments for industry partners, drafting literature reviews, investigating the current state of climate resilience, and home modifications and universal design in the U.S. She has co-authored several papers and publications including the design resources for the innovative solutions for Universal Design (isUD™).


This event can be self-reported for 1.5 GBCI CEUs.


About our Health in the Built Environment Series

While health and well-being are embedded into nearly all the work we do at Green Building Alliance, we host this Health in the Built Environment series each year to more explicitly raise stakeholder awareness of the critical ways in which human health intersects with climate, social equity, and the built environment that surrounds us.

This year’s series will take place over the course of one week. We will host online morning workshops on a variety of topics from Monday through Thursday, and then we will host an in-person networking meetup with participants and presenters from the workshops on that Friday evening to celebrate the finale of the series. Participants are welcome to sign up for one workshop or all of them, but you must attend at least one workshop in order to attend the in-person finale.


Thank You to our Sponsors for Supporting this Series!









October 7, 2021
9:00 am - 10:30 am
$5 – $10
Event Category:


Zoom Meetup
PA United States


Leslie Montgomery