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Interview with Colum Lowe: autism and good practice in design

Following graduation Colum Menzies Lowe has spent 25 years in the design industry in a variety of roles. In the past 10 years he has undertaken a number of healthcare projects, including designing living environments for autistic people.

Colum Lowe kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when he attended the NAS Autism and Good Practice in Design Conference in October last year. We asked Colum a series of questions: you can view the full interview or clips of the individual questions below.

Full interview

Individual question clips

1. Can you tell us a little about your work and background? 

2. How did your work with autism come about?

3. What is key for the commissioning and design of buildings for autistic people in your view?

4. How can existing, often less autism-friendly settings be improved?

5. How can design help autistic people live in the community?

Author: Colum Lowe

Date added: 4 February 2016