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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

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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…


To learn more visit humanspace.global.

Further resources:

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

Inclusive Design Projects

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Jesse Klimitz

Principal - North America, Director of Human Space North America
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+1-877-598-1240
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jesse.klimitz@bdp.com

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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Sue Emms

Principal, Architecture, North Region Chair Manchester/Liverpool
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+44 [0]161 828 2200
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sue.emms@bdp.com

Sue was appointed Chair for our North Region in 2019 and is responsible for guiding the strategy for our Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Leeds, and Liverpool studios. She is also our sector head for education in the north of England, having designed and delivered some of our most innovative and award winning education projects.

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