Cascade Aquin School Remodel
Maquoketa School Gymnasium
Illinois Bridge Scan
Cedar Rapids City Council Chambers
North 35th Roundabout-Marion
3rd Street Streetscape Design
Kirkwood Community College-Jones Hall ETC
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New Chamber Members
The Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors recently held a ribbon cutting for Ament Design for becoming a new Chamber member. Ament Design’s focus on engineering and architectural design excellence, supported by a strong surveying team, has proven instrumental on notable public projects and private developments.
See more about the Clinton Chamber of Commerce at https://www.facebook.com/ClintonChamber
Healthy Environments for AUTISM
Approaches to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are gaining traction within the design community. Designers are realizing that they can contribute to the quality of an Autistic persons experience within the built environment. Autism is a developmental disorder characterized by delayed communication skills challenged by other social interaction and repetitive behavior.
Designers and health practitioners are learning how to balance environmental concerns with creation of therapeutic space for persons on the spectrum. Designs must be meaningful and functional. Sensitivity to spatial design (not too big space) needs to be functional and clean. Acoustics and light must be addressed as well when approaching a space design for ASD. Many individuals require more natural light; fluorescent lighting can bother some individuals. Noises can also set off episodes. Material selection is also important, natural materials are usually preferred.
The design community needs to address places for toddlers, school age children and adults (independent living) with ASD. Ament Design specializes in educational design from daycare to higher education. We want to increase our awareness of design solutions that benefit education for all.
Lord, Black. (September 2014). Healthy Environments for Autism. Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo. Lecture conducted from Chicago, IL.
To learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder, please visit http://nationalautismassociation.org/?gclid=CMPX2OqZ1cMCFSgV7Aod5WEAVg