Inspiring Space

Trauma-informed design recognizes that the physical environment affects an individual’s sense of identity, worth, dignity and empowerment. The Equity Project offers a supportive and healing environment designed to minimize environmental triggers and highlight beautiful design.

• Windows, bright sunlight
• Tall ceilings
• Calming colors
• Open, predictable spaces
• Equal access seating
• Natural greenery
• Curvilinear, rather than hard edges
• Minimal environmental triggers
• Non-fluorescent lighting
• Moveable, comfortable seating
• Soothing smells
• Areas that encourage movement
• Non-institutional carpeting
• Age-appropriate, therapeutic toys and materials
• Manipulatives for adults and children
• Areas for privacy and private conversations