IA spends a lot of time thinking about diversity and inclusivity vis-a-vis design. Clark Pickett and Jemma Radick, both design directors at IA, explained in a recent interview with Forbes that principles for accessible restrooms stem from federal arbitrations with the Department of Justice. “For individuals not served by well-designed and thoughtful facilities, tremendous stress can be created that can affect the well-being of the workplace as a whole. Designing a restroom is one of the most personal space types there is. In some ways it is universal, and in other ways it has to accommodate a very diverse population with different needs, physically, culturally, and neurologically,” Pickett said of the imperative to create more empathetic and inclusive physical spaces.