Inclusive design: what to consider (online)
Date & Time

10 December 2020
10:00 - 11:15 GMT

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Inclusive design: what to consider (online)

Date & Time

10 December 2020
10:00 - 11:15 GMT


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Design for the whole person, not just a characteristic.

How can your designs be accessed and used by as many people as possible, regardless of age, gender, disability or personal circumstances? The heart of designing inclusively is to design for the whole person and not just a characteristic.

The principles of inclusive design apply not just for prestige projects such as the Olympics or high-rise office buildings, but for wherever people go, from open spaces to car parks.

Reasons to attend

  • Gain an understanding of what inclusive design means and how it adds value both in terms of sustainability and economically
  • The principles of designing for the whole person and not just a characteristic
  • Understand the process for designing inclusively and the framework needed for thinking about inclusive design at critical points in the design cycle.

Intended for

Chartered Structural Engineers, graduates, and students.


Chair: Louise Clarke

Group Head of Sustainability, Berkeley Group
Louise is responsible for setting and implementing the group’s Sustainability strategy. She has specialised in sustainability throughout her career and has a keen interest in placemaking which stemmed from her masters in Urban Design. Louise is a Non-Executive Director of Construction Industry Council (CIC) sits on the Green Construction Board and CIC Diversity and Inclusion Panel

Lindsay Rutter

Founder, Rutter Johnson
Lindsay graduated in 1974 and was elected C.Eng. MIStructE. in 1979 before establishing Rutter Johnson in November 1982. This small engineering consultancy practice is now in its 37th continuous trading year. Lindsay took a short break from the Practice 2016-2017 to become sole carer for his beloved wife who developed Motor Neurone Disease and has thus experienced the many pitfalls of “Inclusive Design”.

Jane Simpson

Director, Jane Simpson Access Architect
Jane is the Director of her own company, Jane Simpson Access Ltd. She is also an NRAC registered Access Consultant. Throughout her career she has developed a broad range of expertise working within a local authority background, private practice and planning department and over two decades of experience in inclusion.

Chris Watkins

Senior Consultant in the Access and Inclusive Environments Team, Arup
The team work with clients to incorporate inclusive design into their schemes by providing best practice guidance and practical solutions, for projects across the globe. Chris is an NRAC-accredited Inclusive Design Consultant currently working on a wide range of projects across commercial, R&D and industrial buildings, transport, and higher education sectors.


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