A series of Universal Design Workshops with Professor Ed Steinfeld (IDeA Center, University at Buffalo) will be taking place in Dublin and Limerick. The workshops aim at examining the level of understanding about the needs of users of all ages, sizes, abilities and disabilities held by the architectural professions.
The workshops hope to draw conclusions about levels of understanding of users’ needs that architects and architectural technologists should have. To do this we need input from professionals and their educators. We also need input from people who have acted as clients or client representatives and have an impression of architects’ and architectural technologists’ empathy for user needs.
For enquiries and bookings contact Dr Eoghan O Shea at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is also a limited travel reimbursement budget.
The research is being carried out by the School of Architecture at the University of Limerick in conjunction with the IDeA Center at the University of Buffalo, New York. The project is commissioned by the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design at the National Disability Authority in conjunction with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland.
Dates / venues
Limerick: 29th of February, University of Limerick.
10am-12 for Architects, Architectural Technologists, Clients and Educators.
Dublin: 1st March, Alexander Hotel, Cumberland St (near Merrion Sq).
Session A: 10am-12 for Architects and Architectural Technologists
Session B: 2pm-4 for Clients and Architectural Educators
Dublin: 3rd March, National Disability Authority, 25 Clyde Road, Dublin 4.
2pm – 4 for all interested parties