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Calming the Sensory Storm: Sensory-Integrated Design within the Built Environment
Laura Shrestha, M.Arch., will present her thesis work from the Boston Architectural College (BAC), a research and design project for a K-12 school building serving students with complex physical, sensory, and cognitive needs for the City of Boston. Ms. Shrestha’s work was guided by Dr. Dak Kopec, Director of Design for Human Health at the BAC, and Dr. Temple Grandin, Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University and noted author and lecturer on Autism Spectrum Disorder. The project also draws on Ms. Shrestha’s own personal and family experience with educational environments for students with Autism Spectrum and other Sensory Processing Disorders.
For those who qualify, 1.5 LU/HSWs are available.
To learn more about the K-12 Educational Facilities Committee, visit architects.org/committees/k-12-educational-facilities-committee.
To learn more about the Access Committee, visit www.architects.org/committees/access-committee.