The virus isn’t simply a health crisis; it is also a design problem.
The Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL ran an architecture and design workshop for people with visual impairments this summer.
When famed architect Michael Graves contracted a mysterious virus in 2003, a new chapter in his life began. Paralyzed from the chest down, the pioneer of Postmodernism would be permanently required to use a wheelchair. He would use this new circumstance to design trend-setting hospitals, rehab centers, and other typologies.
“Accessible architecture is good architecture. It creates places for all people.”
Chris Downey lost his sight in 2008 after brain surgery. But instead of letting blindness ruin his career, Downey said it’s given him insight into aspects of design he’s never thought of before.
Institute for Human Centered Design
Posted: Feb 8, 2016
The Senior Architect must have deep content expertise in accessibility (Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, International Building Code) and in the practice of universal/inclusive design. The Senior Architect has primary responsibility for securing and managing design services projects and assuring the most efficient and cost-effective execution of their scope of work as well as the integration of cutting edge inclusive design methods. The Senior Architect also plays a key role in the management of consulting projects such as comprehensive existing condition analysis and architectural plan review for accessibility and for inclusive design. The Senior Architect collaborates to ensure that design and consulting projects are documented and disseminated as central to IHCD’s mission.
Endelman & Associates PLLC
Posted: Jan 8, 2016
Endelman & Associates PLLC periodically has opportunities for a well qualified, enthusiastic people to join our team. We also often partner with other consultants, especially for large projects, and are always interested in learning about opportunities to work together. Please feel free to contact us.
Posted: Jan 1, 2016
OXO was founded in 1990 with the introduction of 15 OXO Good Grips kitchen tools. It has since grown to over 850 products, including cooking, storage, cleaning, office, organization and baby products. OXO recently introduced a line of Kitchen Electrics products as well. Each was developed based on the concept of Universal Design (also known as Inclusive Design), a philosophy of making products that are usable by as many people as possible. At OXO, we make everyday living easier.