On June 20, 2017 I will be teaching a workshop on Built Environments for the Lifespan for the AIA SNY chapter at the Hilton Garden Inn, Ithaca, NY. This 3.5 hour workshop provides knowledge of the power and attributes of the the built environment in relation to a greater understanding of users’ needs, abilities, and senses […]
UD expert Rosemarie Rosetti returns with a second guest blog post about her important work. Like many people, Rosemarie was unaware of the unnecessary obstacles posed by the built environment until her abilities changed significantly. Because UD so dramatically benefits persons who have disabilities, many assume that UD is only for that population. We must […]
On March 9 we convened in New York City for the first UD NYC conference. The vision of Jeane Tumbaga, co-created with Shallon Gammon, this new event decidedly made a positive impact. The exciting welcome video set the stage for an energetic and informative day at this premiere boutique conference. A fascinating intro by Garth Hollsinger […]
Last summer, inspired by the two-tone of my dipped back brush, I began seeing it everywhere. What have you seen that has been dip’d?
The Design for Aging Committee of AIA NY is hosting a panel discussion on design and aging issues. The event, on Wednesday March 8, 2017, from 6-8pm will be held at the Center for Architecture. The event will be moderated by Lindsay Goldman of NYAM. Ms. Goldman is the director of the Healthy Aging program and […]
This post features the work of builder, instructor, and advocate, Curt Kiriu, who is dedicated to accessible environments. An award-winning builder, Curt makes a positive difference in several ways: building homes which work for the age- and ability-continua, teaching the Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) and Universal Design/Build courses, serving on his local Age […]
The correct date for the UD NYC is MARCH 9, 2017. The original post reported the event to be in May. It is not. Please join us in person or via live streaming for UD NYC on THURSDAY MARCH 9, 2017 at the Center for Architecture in NYC. Thanks!
The All-in-One Concept Home: Universal Design Living Laboratory, National Demonstration Home & Garden Guest blogger Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. is an internationally known speaker, consultant, and author. Her story illustrates the many reasons why it is so important that UD become the new normal for design and construction. My Story On June 13, 1998, my […]
On March 9th, 2017 a new conference on Universal Design will debut in NYC. UD NYC is a one-day TEDx style event with presentations in the topic areas of Architecture & Design, Healthcare & Government, Technology, and Education. Two giants of UD, Ed Steinfeld of the University of Buffalo’s IDEA Center and John Salmen of Universal […]
The new Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures (2015) role as an important contributor to the fields of senior living, healthcare, and design,was exemplified by its recent symposium: “Hospitality, Health, and Design: In Search of a Healthy Future” held at Cornell University Oct. 9-11, 2016. The 3-day event brought speakers from both across the US as […]