SFF: Shelteraging in Place (1 LU | HSW)
As a wheelchair-riding architect and advocate of Universal design, Erick Mikiten, AIA sees profound parallels between the restrictions imposed by sheltering in place and those that people with disabilities experience Every day. Join us to learn more about the parallels, see examples of Universal Design, and discuss how you can make your next project more inclusive and better tuned to your client’s needs.
About the speaker:
Erick Mikiten has 30 years of experience designing commercial projects, multi-family housing, and single-family homes, and a lifetime of experience with Universal Design. He has designed hundreds of units of affordable and market-rate housing, and other projects throughout the Bay Area that stand out for their sculptural beauty, environmental sensitivity, and usability by all.
Mr. Mikiten is a nationally-recognized leader in creative Universal Design. As a wheelchair-riding architect who also uses hearing aids, he has unique insights into Universal Design. His particular expertise was endorsed by Governor Jerry Brown, who in 2012 appointed Mr. Mikiten to the Disability Member seat of the California Building Standards Commission, which creates the California Building Code.
- Learn the difference between accessible design and Universal Design.
- Through case studies, learn about different approaches to creating buildings that are more thoughtful and usable by more people.
- Learn how to approach the ideas of accessibility and Aging In Place with your clients.
- See why Universal Design and Green Design go hand-in-hand.