Essay Competition

Essay:
Accessible Architecture

Results

Foreword

Competition organisers

Essay: 
Accessible Architecture

Official Partners

Essay: 
Accessible Architecture

Bee Breeders Competition Organisers is pleased to announce the results for its Accessible Architecture Essay Competition! This event is part of a competition series focused on accessibility, and was run in tandem with The Home for the Blind competition, which sought designs for the home of a single blind occupant.

Articulating the active role of architectural design in the disabling or enabling of its users is not an easy task. Bee Breeders and its juror sought thoughts, insight, and research that best articulates a truly equitable understanding of inclusive accessible architecture.

Bee Breeders worked with a fantastic international jury that consisted of: Jos Boys, co-founder of UK-based The DisOrdinary Architecture Project, a platform bringing together disabled artists and built environment students, educators and practitioners, author of Doing Disability Differently: an alternative handbook on architecture, dis/ability, and designing for everyday life (Routledge 2014) and editor of Disability, Space, Architecture: A Reader (Routledge 2017); Persis Lam, an associate at Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects, and executive member of Building Equality in Architecture Toronto; Chris Downey of Architecture for the Blind, who has over 30 years of architectural experience, continuing without sight since 2008 and through whose lived experience with blindness, has added unique value to projects for or relevant to the blind and low vision community; Rosa Lorenzo Downey of Architecture for the Blind, who has honed her creative use of color theory and materiality on a broad spectrum of architectural and interior projects over the past three decades;  Fotini Pitoglou, a licensed architect in Ontario, Canada, the UK and Greece, lead architect on hospitality projects at Toronto-based FORREC, and executive member of BEAT - Building Equality in Architecture Toronto, and a member of FORREC's Diversity Equality and Inclusion Task Force; and Rion Philbin, Creative Director of No So Studio and previous founder of So & So Studio, whose past projects include the Casa-mac project, a home in Italy for a blind woman.

Bee Breeders and its jury panel thank the participants for their submissions, and congratulate the following winners for having their submissions selected for online publication.

1st Prize Winner

Project name

The Reimagined Architectural Toolbox

Authors

Tiffany Agam

University

University of miami

United States

2nd Prize Winner

Project name

Accessible Design: An Architect’s Blind Spot

Authors

Henry Tsang

Canada

3rd Prize Winner

Project name

Re-interpretation of the accessible

Authors

Aaron Wieland
Asad Tayyebi Fallah
Gabriela Lugones
Abhishek Sharma

University

Hafencity university hamburg, hafencity universität hamburg - hcu

Germany

Honorable mentions

VIEWclose HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Project Name

Accessible Architecture

Country

Australia

Project authors

Amina Basam

Project Name

Senses of Design

Country

United States

Project authors

Heather Potts

Project Name

Temporarily abled

University

Fontys university of applied sciences
+52 points!

Country

Netherlands

Project authors

Joshua Yates

Project Name

Beyond the Threshold

University

Princeton university
+52 points!

Country

United States

Project authors

Felix Yiu

Project Name

A manifesto for Accessible Architecture

Country

United States

Project authors

Ganesh Nayak

Project Name

Informal Barriers of Access

University

Ryerson university
+52 points!

Country

Canada

Project authors

Meredith Davis

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