A Members-only Study Tour of Gallaudet University

posted Oct 22, 2013, 2:46 PM by Bill Marzella   [ updated Oct 23, 2013, 5:31 AM ]
Saturday, November 9th at 10:00 a.m.

Gallaudet University is the nation’s premier educational institution for the deaf. Since its founding in 1864, Gallaudet’s NE Washington campus has expanded and evolved along with changing conceptions of what is known as “deaf space.” Deaf space refers to the ways that a built environment is designed or altered, both formally and informally, to augment spatial awareness for individuals who rely primarily on the senses of vision and touch.

Hansel Bauman, the Director of Campus Design and Planning at Gallaudet, will lead the tour as we explore how such things as space and proximity, mobility and proximity, sensory reach, light and color, and acoustics have been used over time to construct deaf space at Gallaudet University. 

The tour will begin promptly at 10 a.m. and last approximately 2 to 2 ½ hours. It will include a considerable amount of walking—please dress accordingly.

Meet in front of College Hall (west side, facing parking lot). Parking is available on campus in the 6th Street (NE) Garage. The NoMa-Gallaudet Metro station on the Red Line is within walking distance of the campus and there is also limited weekend shuttle bus service also available from that station and Union Station. For more information, see:


Please see attached PDF for payment and reservation information.
Bill Marzella,
Oct 22, 2013, 2:46 PM