HMC Architects’ Senior Designer James Sink, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C, is speaking about rethinking restroom design to balance the needs of college students at the Association of College and University Housing Officers–International ­(ACUHO-I) Annual Conference on June 19, 2017.

The program will focus on HMC Architects’ current design work with California State Polytechnic University­–Pomona (Cal Poly) and will review three main components of the request and need for gender inclusive restrooms in a new residential community. The program also includes Christi Chisler, Cal Poly’s associate VP of Student Affairs and Megan M. Stang, Cal Poly’s executive director of University Housing Services. The discussion will include campus perspectives as well as the requests from residential students, and how facilities in a new freshman community will be programmed and designed to reflect a desire for gender inclusive restrooms.

Topics will include:

– Review research and outcomes of the campus PRIDE center regarding the request and need for gender inclusive facilities on a campus that has very few.

– Review with audience results from residential student forums in pre-programming meetings regarding obstacles the residents faced during times of gender transition and the student suggestions for solutions.

– Sharing with audience HMC’s design and floorplans for Cal Poly of gender inclusive restrooms and shower areas based on feedback from campus and student groups.

The conference, which takes place at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island, is ACUHO-I’s largest event and brings together campus housing professionals from around the globe for four days of invigorating speakers, engaging educational sessions, and invaluable networking opportunities.

Time: 10 a.m.

Date: Monday, June 18, 2017

Place: Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence