Stalled Team_Blue.jpg

Interested in setting up a lecture, workshop, or contributing to the Stalled! initiative?

Please direct all questions, comments and submissions to our contact form, or send an email to




2018 Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Awards
2018 AIA Film Challenge, Finalist
2018 AIA Innovation Awards, Honorable Mention



grant tree.png

Yale WGSS FLAGS Award, March 2019
New York State Council on the Arts, Independent Projects Grant, August 2018
BW Bastian Foundation Grant, May 2018
AIA Arthur W. Brunner Grant for Architectural Research, April 2018
Yale Anonymous Alumni Grant, March 2018
Yale WGSS FLAGS Award, March 2017
Yale/Hewlett-Packard Blended Reality Research Grant, November 2016
New York State Council on the Arts, Independent Projects Grant, October 2016



Joel Sanders 3.jpg


“Unmetionables Symposium". Woodbury University, WUHO. Los Angeles, California. April 6, 2019
"Stalled! London.” UCL Bartlett School of Architecture. London. March 9, 2019
Appropriate(d) Interiors.” Pratt Institute. Brooklyn, NY. February 2, 2019
The Sexological Floorplan.” UC Davis. Davis, CA. April 25, 2018.
Noncompliant Bodies: Social Equity and Public Space.” Yale University. New Haven, CT. April 6, 2018.
Stalled! Symposium.” University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI. February 8, 2018. 

“Alternative Futures: Questioning Design Standards"

Van Alen. New York. July 16, 2019 ETH Hönggerberg. Zurich, Switzerland. May 23, 2019 Aalto University. Helsinki, Finland. March 14, 2019

“Body Politics: Social Equity and Public Restrooms”

HEAD Geneve. Gevena, Switzerland. December 10, 2018
Barnard College. New York, NY. October 17, 2018
TU Delft. Delft, Netherlands. September 26, 2018
"Stalled! Online Launch." 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture. June 21, 2018.
"Equity X Design Mappy Hour." Center for Architecture. June 18, 2018.
Vassar College. Poughkeepsie, NY. May 7, 2018.
University of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT. April 12, 2018.
Pratt Institute. New York, NY. April 10, 2018.

“Non-Compliant Bodies: Social Equity and Public Space”

University of Virginia. Charlottesville, VA. March 19, 2018.
Center for Architecture. New York, NY. May 23, 2017.
Columbia University, GSAPP with QSAPP. New York, NY. March 23, 2017.
University of Pennsylvania, PennDesign. Philadelphia, PA. March 15, 2017.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge, MA. October 3, 2017.
New York University. New York, NY. September 27 2017.
New York School of Interior Design. New York, NY. February 22, 2017.
Pratt Institute. New York, NY. November 7, 2016.

“Trans-form: Designing Identities 1996-2016”

Contemporary Architecture Discourse Colloquium: Gender and Space, Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, CT. February 24, 2016




Yale University. October 26, 2018
Tufts University. October 19, 2018
Vassar College. May 7, 2018.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge, MA. October 4, 2017.
Society for College and University Planning. July 10, 2017.
Ennead Architects. May 19, 2017.
Princeton University. May 9, 2017. 
Gallaudet University. May 2, 2017
Florida International University. April 28, 2017.
University of Houston. April 7, 2017. 
University of Pennsylvania. August 24, 2016.




Sanders, Joel. “From the Architect: Stalled! Design Activism for Public Bathrooms.” Brick & Wonder. New York: September 12, 2018.

Sanders, Joel. “Noncompliant Bodies, Accommodating Space.” Urban Omnibus. March 29, 2018.

Sanders, Joel. “Stalled!: Transforming Public Restrooms.” Footprint: Delft Architecture Theory Journal. Issue 21. Delft: December 23, 2017.

Sanders, Joel. “From Stud to Stalled! Architecture in Transition.” Log Journal. Issue 41. Anyone Corporation. New York: November 15, 2017.

Sanders, Joel and Susan Stryker. “Could the Restroom Become Public Space?
Metropolis Magazine. New York: April 18, 2017. 

Sanders, Joel and Susan Stryker. “Stalled: Gender-Neutral Public Restrooms.
South Atlantic Quarterly 115:4. Durham: Duke University Press, October 2016.

Joel Sanders and Sonny Oram. “From Stud to Stalled.” Posture Magazine. Issue 3. Winter Mendelson.
New York: Wayward Wild, 2016. 52-61

Sanders, Joel and Susan Stryker. “Everyone Poops. No One Should Be Stigmatized or Criminalized When They Answer Nature’s Call.” LA Times. April 30, 2016.



Hands 2.jpg


“International Plumbing Code changes facilitate all-gender restrooms.” Architect’s Newspaper. New York: March 27, 2019

Luckel, Madeleine. Architects and Designers Just Helped Win a Major Victory for All-Gender Public Restrooms.” Architectural Digest PRO. New York: March 18, 2019

Pinkser, Joe. “The Long Lines for Women’s Bathrooms Could be Eliminated. Why Haven’t They Been?” The Atlantic. New York: January 23, 2019.

Krichels, Jennifer. “The Architecture of Gender.” AIANY Oculus Magazine. New York: Winter 2018.

Orson, Diane and Joel Sanders. “The Transgender Bathroom Debate and a New Vision for Inclusive Public Spaces.” CT Public Radio. Connecticut: November 12, 2018.

Ocampo, Josh. “All-Gender Access and Floor-to-Ceiling Walls: The World’s Most Inclusive Bathroom is Here. Mic. New York: October 26, 2018.

Hong, Sukjong. “Project Tackling Gender-Restricted Bathroom Access Wins AIA Innovation Award.” The Architect’s Newspaper. New York: October 23, 2018.

Georges, Nicole J. and Chris Vargas. “Episode #124 – Susan Stryker! Talking Trans History, Words & More.” Audio podcast. Sagittarian Matters. August 10, 2018.

Sisson, Patrick. “How bathroom design can be a bridge to more accessible architecture.” Curbed NY. New York: July 31, 2018.

Yar, Sanam. “This Consultancy Firm Wants to Make Equitable Design the New Normal.” Metropolis Magazine. New York: July 27, 2018.

Sow, Aminatou and Ann Friedman. “Pooptacular.” Audio podcast. Call Your Girlfriend. Call Your Girlfriend LLC, July 13, 2018.

Mase, Roi. “Has This Team Finally Found a Fair Solution to Trans People Being Discriminated Against in Public Restrooms?” Metrosource. New York: July 2, 2018.

Howarth, Dan. “Stalled! initiative provides open-source prototypes for inclusive public restrooms.” Dezeen. New York: June 21, 2018.

Metropolis Editors. “VIDEO: Why Gender-Neutral Bathrooms Matter.
Metropolis Magazine. New York: May 22, 2018.

Kwun, Aileen. “How Design Could Save the Gendered Bathroom Debate.
Architectural Digest. New York: February 20, 2018. 

Rigg, Sarah. “Inspired by transgender bathroom debate, U-M holds conference on inclusive design.
Second Wave Media. Ann Arbor, February 14, 2018. 

Spula, Ian. “An Unexpected Ally of Gender-Neutral Restrooms: Building Codes.
Architect Magazine. New York: September 30 2017. 

Weiss, Allie. “Stalled! Proposal Offers Gender-Neutral Restroom Solution.” 
Interior Design Magazine. New York: May 6, 2017. 

Saffron, Inga. “Reinventing the Restroom to End the Transgender Bathroom Debate.” 
The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia: March 22, 2017. w

Brey, Jared. “Joel Sanders on Non-Compliant Bodies.” 
PennDesign News. Philadelphia: March 21, 2017. 

Bava, Alessandro. “Joel Sanders on the Past and Future of Gender Issues in Architecture.
The Architect’s Newspaper. New York: October 14, 2016.