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BKP Designs the MarketPlace at Gallaudet University Using Concepts of DeafSpace

published March 30, 2022

BKP recently renovated five spaces located in the I. King Jordan Student Activities Center at Gallaudet University — the MarketPlace, a 1990’s era retail food service; the Rathskellar, a center of social gathering and informal seating area; Gender Inclusive Restrooms; Interfaith Sanctuary and the Student Kitchen —to cater to the current needs & expectations of the student body and community.

Being a world-renowned institute for the deaf and hard-of-hearing, Gallaudet has been a trailblazer in changing ways in which the architecture and the design industry engage with the needs of their community. BKP incorporated DeafSpace Principles as well as Universal Design Principles, ADA regulations, and sustainable features to the new design —from materials for furniture making, solid color selections to providing sightlines, every detail is crafted for a multisensory experience.

Read Gallaudet’s reimagined student center tackles sensory challenges in Food Management Magazine