Designing for the Autism Spectrum


I am a graduate of North Dakota State University with a Master’s Degree in Architecture. My thesis, entitled “Expanding Experiential Perception,” examines the effects of built form on children with autism. With the growing number of children affected by autism, it is time as designers to acknowledge the existence of a new type of perception, and start designing for these children. With 1 in 88 children affected (and the numbers continuing to rise), that leaves approximately 3 million children without a sense of place.

I am extremely interested in continuing my research into how the built world affects those with autism as well as how built form can adapt to those in need. Please contact me at with any questions or thoughts.


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