Despite a sizable portion of our population reporting visual and hearing impairments, our buildings and urban spaces typically aren't designed for them. To look at the alternative to this, we talked with Joe to see how his firm rendered accessibility through their architectural work, bringing a new perspective to the meaning of good design.
<img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/98/98f6a9caa51a6a62e8b14a937a5528ea.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />A year ago, Joe Jacoby took over his father's <a href="https://archinect.com/JacobyArchitects" >Utah-based architecture firm</a>, but the small practice is still churning out the kind of large-scale, passionate projects they've become known for. For example, the team recently completed the <a href="https://archinect.com/JacobyArchitects/project/school-for-the-deaf-and-blind-salt-lake-center2" >C. Mark Openshaw Education Center</a>, an educational facility for the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind that caters to blind and visually impaired, deaf-blind, and deaf and hard of hearing students. <br>