Seventy-six million baby boomers are beginning to consider their housing options as their birthdays accumulate and their health begins to decline. Group homes, assisted living centers, and extended-care facilities are usually less desirable -- or un-affordable alternatives -- compared to staying in one’s own home. But what is required to make our homes continue to function as health issues impose their limitations? We will consider the principles of Universal Design and apply them to our projects with the goal of creating barrier-free and adaptable environments. Key topics will be: short-term and long-term adaptations; exterior and whole house accessibility; designing for the kitchen and bath; relevant laws, codes, and standards; and much more. Whether you seek to retrofit your current home or design a new retirement home to suit an advancing condition, or you are a professional designer looking to serve this population, this course will empower you.
Course start time: Sunday, 5pm
Course end time: Friday, 5pm
- Competency Level: All Levels
- AIA credits: 35 -- Qualifies for HSW and SD