President / Architecture for the Blind

Chris Downey

Since losing sight in 2008, Chris has infused his 20 years of sighted architectural practice with his blind experience now specializing in projects for the visually impaired including rehabilitation centers, eye clinics and transit projects. He teaches Universal Design at UCB, serves on the California commission on disability Access, is president of Architecture for the Blind, is the board president for the SF LightHouse for the Blind and has been featured in numerous media stories including AIA's 2015 documentary, "An Architect's Story".