The Texas School for the Deaf Welcome Center and Early Learning Center in Austin draws from both the school’s rich heritage and its optimistic future. Programmatic functions create a place that represents the fullness of the school’s educational mission. Incorporated throughout the building are DeafSpace principles—formal guidelines developed by the deaf community to assist in creating environments inflected toward the unique experience of deafness. These include generous glazed areas, continuous sight lines, rounded circulation spaces, and concave shapes symbolizing gatherings in the round to facilitate signed communication.
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