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Principal | JSA/MIXdesign

Professor | Yale School of Architecture

Joel Sanders


Joel Sanders, FAIA is the founder of MIXdesign, an inclusive design think tank and consultancy that is a branch of his New York based, LGBTBE-certified architecture studio JSA (Joel Sanders Architect). MIXdesign is dedicated to making everyday building types like restrooms, art museums, and university campuses accessible and welcoming to people of different ages, genders, abilities, cultural identities, and religions. MIXdesign initiatives include Stalled!, an AIA award-winning project that responds to national controversies surrounding transgender access to pubic restrooms. In addition to being Principal of JSA/MIXdesign, Sanders is a Professor at Yale School of Architecture, where he directs the M.Arch II program.