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Inclusive Design

“We create spaces for all. Our comprehensive, human-centred approach to design upholds accessibility, wellness, and inclusion as essential components to create equitable, safe, and resilient built environments.”
Jesse Klimitz, Director of Human Space


Since its formation in 1961, BDP has championed places for people. To this day, our commitment to wellbeing and inclusive, user-friendly environments remains steadfast, and we maintain that inclusive design and its process is fundamental to creating spaces for everyone. When we design, we consider the full range of human diversity, including the dynamic capabilities of the human body and mind, the components of social identity and individual expression.

Our expertise combines the specialist skills of our multidisciplinary designers and our dedicated consultancy, Human Space. Together, we recognise and respond to the multitude of individual experiences that impact our interactions with the built environment.

Our work supports variations in physical mobility, hearing, vision, strength, stature and cognition as well as factors beyond disability to embrace aspects of gender expression, race, place of origin, socioeconomic status and other considerations. At the heart of our projects, we aim to enable a complete spectrum of participation in all aspects of society.

Buttressing our commitment to inclusion, Human Space combines a global collaborative of experts dedicated to this cause. Our consultancy has successfully delivered more than 200 inclusive design projects over the past decade spanning healthcare, housing, workplace, hospitality, recreation, education, transportation and public realm.

Our consulting work is grounded in over 30 years of experience, with a team specialised to support your needs. Our accessibility, wellness and inclusion advisory services include:

  • Building Audits and Feasibility Studies
  • Certification and Benchmarking
  • Design Consultation
  • Facilitation and Engagement
  • Guidelines and Standards
  • Impact and Benefit Assessments
  • Research
  • Occupancy Evaluation
  • Training
  • And more…

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Further resources:

Design for Inclusion -
BDP – Designing Inclusive Places
Social Equity in the Built Environment report.pdf (

Inclusive Design Projects

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Jesse Klimitz

Principal - Toronto, Director of Human Space North America

Jesse is a principal who collaborates with BDP’s leadership in steering the future direction and growth of the practice across North America.

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