Our mission is to improve the built environment using innovative interior design techniques that incorporate the principles of Universal design.
Universal design is not specifically about adapting a space for wheelchair access.
Neither is it specifically about decorating, but it does promote making the best choices in furnishings and accessories.
More than that, it is about making a home, office or any built environment into an attractive, comfortable, safe, fully accessible, and welcoming place for you, your family, and everyone who visits you.
Perhaps you are a southpaw living in a right-handed world.
Maybe you are beginning to feel the limitations of aging, or you are one of those brave souls who roll through Mid-town in a wheelchair.
Whether we go through life with a medical or psychological condition that is permanent, temporary or recurring, every one of us could benefit from a world that embraces the principles of universal design.
Incorporating the principles of UNIVERSAL DESIGN into any renovation or newbuild project will create an intrinsically good design.
Universal Design is important for everyone.
The fact is, we already use universal design every day but we may not realize it.
Any time we ride a bicycle over a lowered curb; any time we rely on a “talking” elevator to tell us when we have arrived on a specific floor; any time we walk into a building through an over-sized revolving door; any time we reach for a lever rather than a typical, round door knob, or every time we “zoom” the computer screen to 150 percent so that it is more legible, we are using a design that has been conceived to accommodate everyone.
More and more, universal design is creeping into our everyday lives, making things a little bit easier for everyone and, like the best types of design, few people will notice.
Left: The ubiquitous, but invisible lowered curb featured multiple times at the corners of all urban streets.
Right: Oversized revolving doors are designed to accommodate a wheel-chair user along with a caregiver.