Lorene strongly believes that the goals of inclusive design provide the basic foundation of good design for all.
Lorene coordinates and manages all aspects of our accessibility and wellness practice, Human Space, including team operations, project delivery and client relationships. She ensures that we maintain a high level of accessibility and inclusion in all of our projects and steers the practice towards projects that will have a meaningful impact. She strategically analyzes the market and our clients’ needs, while also contributing her technical expertise on accessibility requirements and inclusive design strategies to a range of projects. The first in our Studio to become WELL certified, Lorene is also able to advise clients how to optimize their built environments for engagement and human health.
Lorene’s passion for inclusion derives from her background in public health and nursing. It is her goal to impress upon designers and builders the importance of creating environments that can be enjoyed by all and to help apply the lens of inclusion to all decisions made about a project. She has led complex building accessibility audits, consulted on large scale design projects for all building types and has created numerous accessibility-based design guidelines. Her experience includes working with interdisciplinary teams that include architecture firms, municipalities, and government bodies such as Infrastructure Ontario.