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Austin Design Week | Rethink Restroom Design
November 5, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Hosted by Austin Energy Green Building –
Austin Design Week is Nov. 4-8 and we’re helping with one of the workshops!
While restrooms are a ubiquitous part of our lives, they often evade constructive discussion and critical analysis from a design perspective. Designers now have a strategic and timely opportunity to rethink restroom design to better serve all restroom users.
The first hour of this session will feature a panel of experts discussing elements that influence efficient and inclusive restroom design. Learn how inclusive restroom design benefits all, including those who do not conform to the gender binary, those who need accessible spaces and those who may need assistance from someone of a different gender.
Explore how design addresses a number of secondary functions that happen in restrooms, such as attending to personal hygiene, using skin care products and changing diapers. Consider how restroom design facilitates points of distribution for personal care products as well as safe collection points for sharps.
In this session, you will also learn more about how restrooms can be at the forefront of environmental conservation, where water conservation, dual plumbing and non-potable water for flush fixtures can save natural resources.
During the second hour, the panelists will guide attendees through a tabled design challenge to create a restroom that meets the community’s needs.
LEARN MORE AND REGISTER FOR FREE: https://austindesignweek.org/schedule/rethink-restroom-design