Artist rendering of room with panels in place, as well as carpet and insulating curtains to aid in blocking out distracting lights and sounds.
Cutaway of a FabricBloc soundproofing panel
Robinson/Soares is a design team that integrates the 7 Principles of Universal Design/Build Environment developed in 1997 at North Carolina State University, the Universal Design philosophy of Michael Graves and the Six Principles of a Trauma-Informed Approach, so to develop light and sound sensitive sleeping quarters in multi-unit residential settings.
NCSU’s “Building for Everyone: A Universal Design Approach” provides comprehensive best practice guidance on how to design, build and manage buildings and spaces so that they can be readily accessed and used by everyone, regardless of age, size, ability or disability.
Expanding on those “best practices” Robinson/Soares has developed solutions for the following environments:
- College Dormitories: 75% of students with ADD or ADHD fail their first semester of College. Exit interviews indicate that light and sound sensitivity in the residence halls are a contributing factor to early withdrawal.Robinson/Soares offers a Light and Sound Dorm Room retrofit product through the use of sound reduction materials, LED and pin point light solutions and light reduction tools.– View our Dorm Room Retrofit Proposal.
- Homeless Shelters: Insomnia has a direct correlation to Trauma according to the National Sleep Foundation. Using the six principles of a Trauma-Informed Approach, sleeping or quiet room quarters are improved with the use of sound reduction materials, LED and pin point light solutions and light reduction tools to provide Trauma-Informed Intervention resources.– View our submission to the Scattergood Foundation’s 2015 Design Challenge.
- Financing: Because of the population there are several low interest financing options available.
For further information email: info@RobinsonSoares.com or call 844-EDU-Aspire.
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