Accessible Homes: Lessons from the Field

Explore new design frontiers—accessible, universal, inclusive, and optimum.


Homes are living laboratories for unfettered design innovation on behalf of greater accessibility. When people with disabilities partner with curious and clever architects, the results can be striking.

This course will explore the new frontiers in design—accessible, universal, inclusive, and optimum—using the residential environment as a starting point.

A leading expert whose practice is dedicated solely to accessible design will share:

  • New independent research and insights from architects, builders, and homeowners creating accessible homes.
  • Images, drawings, and photos of 25 such homes in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
  • Lessons learned from architects, builders, occupational therapists, disability advocates, and people living with disabilities of all types.

Learning objectives

  • Apply lessons learned in accessible settings to universal design.
  • Define design criteria in planning for people with non-mobility limitations
  • Re-envision residential prototypes
  • Recognize the skills sets necessary to enhance the architect’s value and client’s experience
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 $45  non-member
 $30  member
1.00 LU
  • HSW
  • RIBA


  • Headshot of Deborah A. Pierce, AIA, CAPS / Principal, Pierce Lamb Architects

    Deborah A. Pierce


    Principal | Pierce Lamb Architects

    Architectural access, for both residential and public buildings, has been a special focus of...