Meet the 2020 Outcome of Design Award Winners

Sensory Wellbeing Hub

Project Overview

Project Team: HKS (Design and Research)
Project Type: Education
Construction Type: Installation
Completion Date: September 2017
Location: Chicago, IL
Project Size: 456 SF
Client: Lane Technical College Preparatory High School (Lane Tech)

This project is an open-source, affordable, scalable, modifiable and sensory diverse solution that can fit various needs, and be installed anywhere, with accompanying research on the comparative effectiveness of different elements, to allow informed decision making.

Lane Tech is a 4-year selective magnet high school located on the north side of Chicago, part of the Chicago Public Schools system. The school has a total population of over 4,000 students, with around 60  diverse learners ages 14 to 21 with developmental disabilities in their special education program. The Sensory Well-Being Hub is a demountable framing structure that resembles a high-tech playset and is designed to help diverse learners experiencing behavioral issues to recuperate and find equilibrium. It provides data-driven insights on designing spaces with audio, visual, kinesthetic and tactile features for people with sensory sensitivities to reset from hyper- or hypo-stimulation.

M Moser Associates Living Lab

Project Overview

Project Team: M Moser Associates
Project Type: Corporate Office
Construction Type: Retro-fit/Renovation
Completion Date: July 2018
Location: New York, NY
Project Size: 10,000 SF (1 Floor)
Client: M Moser Associates

Following the vision for an agile, future- proofed “living lab” for ongoing adaption and change, the new M Moser New York office reimagines ways of working and encourages movement and flexibility to meet the needs of each person.

M Moser is a united, cohesive company that works seamlessly through technological advancements and practices to solve global companies' most pressing people issues. As a privately-owned organization, M Moser is very consciously structured to share information between offices on various projects resulting in a high level of collaboration across borders. Embracing a wireless approach, that focuses on rechargeable mobile battery packs to enhance mobility, a VR Lab to work through design solutions and a 3D printer to prototype architectural elements, the New York office enhances and empowers the team through accessibility, collaboration, cultural identity. The office serves as a co-working space and enables M Moser to test and develop a broad range of workplace strategies to ensure the best results for clients.