Conference Presentations

Site Universal Design for an Inclusive Built Environment

Delivered March 8, 2020
Presented by Charles Samiotes, Director of Marketing, Samiotes Consultants, Inc. | Valerie Fletcher, Executive Director, Institue for Human Centered Design | Catherine Offenberg, Principal, CRJA-IBI Group

The university community is more diverse in age and ability than ever. We need to design built environments that acknowledge and celebrate that reality. Universal design goes well beyond barrier removal, making it an ideal framework for nurturing social and economic benefits through an inclusive built environment. We will describe the tenets of universal design, show examples of how it is used on campuses, help you avoid mistakes commonly made when incorporating universal design, and outline universal design maintenance requirements.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Identify and apply the new American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) principles of universal design.
  2. Explain and show the difference and relationship between accessible design and universal design.
  3. Evaluate a standard Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) design and demonstrate what changes through universal design.
  4. Describe the best universal design practices and precedents and identify some common misconceptions that can lead to mistakes.

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU/HSW 1.0 Unit (SCUPN20C397) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit

Member Price: $35 USD | Non-member Price: $50 USD
Purchase includes streaming video recording and slideshow PDF.


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