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November 14, 2018
by AIA New York

Update: The deadline for submissions has been extended to December 3, 2018

Calling all architects committed to promoting universal design! The Cerebral Palsy Foundation is partnering with AIA New York to reach architects that powerfully combine accessibility and innovation in their residential design work. The Foundation’s Accessibility is Beautiful initiative invites architects and designers to submit projects that highlight how universal design can be both functional and beautiful, both inspiring and empowering to its users.

Submissions may become part of a new publication by the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, the ADA Style Guide, which will highlight stunning examples of accessibility design for years to come. Out of the pool of entries, the Foundation will also select three exemplary homes to feature in videos about accessible design.

The Cerebral Palsy Foundation leads many transformative initiatives, including Design for Disability, where students from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons, and Pratt Institute work with top fashion designers to develop pieces that are not only functional but fashionable.

Too often accessibility is overlooked or built solely with utility in mind, but inclusive design can change lives—and bring beauty to the environment. Have you created a finished residential project where accessibility and innovation are embedded into the project’s design and build? If so, we invite you to be part of this initiative.

Submissions Deadline: December 3, 2018

Submission Instructions: Please submit 3-5 high-resolution photographs of your project, along with with a project description detailing your design intent and how the project highlights universal design.

Submit your project(s) here.

If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Lam.

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