Lorene strongly believes that the principles of inclusive design provide the basic foundation of good design for all.
Lorene coordinates and manages all aspects of the accessibility practice including team operations, project delivery and client relationships. She ensures that we maintain a high level of accessibility in all of our projects and steers the practice towards projects that will have a meaningful impact. She strategically analyzes the market and our clients’ needs, while also contributing her technical expertise on accessibility requirements and inclusive design strategies to a range of projects.
Lorene is an accessibility strategist whose passion for inclusion derives from her background in public health and nursing. It is her goal to impress upon designers and builders the importance of creating environments that can be enjoyed by all and to help apply the lens of inclusion to all decisions made about a project. She has led complex building accessibility audits, consulted on large-scale design projects for all building types and has created numerous accessibility-based design guidelines. Her experience includes working with interdisciplinary teams that include architecture firms, municipalities, and government bodies such as Infrastructure Ontario.
Having obtained WELL AP credentials, Lorene also oversees the wellness practice. She draws on her expertise in both inclusive design and wellness to deliver fully integrated and holistic built environments.
Human Space and BDP Quadrangle collaborated to reimagine a typical accessible suite to demonstrate how beautiful universal design can be.
How can we leverage amenity spaces already present in multi-unit residential buildings by providing the hard and soft infrastructure necessary to build socially resilient communities?
Orange highlights and striking forms lead from the street through the lobby in this renovated commercial building that proposes adaptive reuse can re-engage the city and become an exemplar for universal access.