2018 Best of Design Awards winner for Research: Stalled!

Designer: JSA

Stalled! is a design-research project by Joel Sanders Architects (JSA) in collaboration with Susan Stryker and Terry Kogan that responds to the national debate about transgender access to public restrooms. The speculative design addresses the need for safe, sustainable, and inclusive restrooms. While most debates consider this as solely a transgender rights issue, this project casts a wider net by developing inclusive guidelines that take all people into consideration. Using this inclusive design methodology, JSA created three viable and economical prototypes for inclusive facilities for new construction projects or retrofitting. A generic airport version reconceives the restroom as a semi-open agora, animated by three parallel activity zones dedicated to grooming, washing, and toilet facilities.

Honorable Mentions

Project name: Marine Education Center
Designer: Lake|Flato Architects
Location: Ocean Springs, Mississippi

2018 Best of Design Awards honorary mention for Research - Marine Education Center

2018 Best of Design Awards Honorable Mention for Research: Marine Education Center, Lake|Flato Architects (Casey Dunn)

Project name: After Bottles; Second Lives
Designer: ANAcycle design + writing studio/Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Location: Brooklyn, New York and Troy, New York

(Ines Leong / L-INES Photo)

2018 Best of Design Awards Honorable Mention for Research: After Bottles; Second Lives; ANAcycle design + writing studio/Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Ines Leong / L-INES Photo)

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