As designers of public spaces, we work collaboratively to design welcoming spaces for all people including functional places like restrooms. Public restrooms have long played a role in the gravitational shift of societal norms, and we champion inclusive considerations in their design an important topic to advance beyond discussions about gender. Inclusive restrooms designed with empathy impart a sense of belonging to meet the disparate needs of everyone, improve efficiency, reduce wait times, tackle safety concerns, and gracefully address religious and social constructs.

Check out the article in the DJC Seattle Higher Education Special Section by Kandis Larsen, principal, and Tina Campanella, marketing specialist and higher education business development lead at Integrus, for an intriguing historical review and look at contemporary public restroom design solutions on two regional university campuses.