Thursday, February 7, 2019
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Perkins + Will
2 Bryant Street, #300, San Francisco
A five minute walk from Folsom and The Embarcadero
After decades of no change in urban transportation infrastructure – your parents and grandparents already waited at the bus stop – we are now in the midst of a transportation revolution, from ride sharing services to autonomous cars, that is rapidly changing the way we get from A to B. This forum will look at the potential impact of this trend on the quality of urban life and how this might affect the ‘age-friendliness’ of a city.
Gerry Tierny, Architect and Associate Principal at Perkins + Will and Director of P+W’s Smart Mobility Lab.
Representative of Lyft, San Francisco
We would like to thank Rhoda Goldman Plaza, the Stupski Foundation, Perkins Will, and our dedicated volunteers for making this event possible.
Refreshments will be served
RSVP online or by phone (510)771-0116
Thursday January 10, 2019
THE TAKEAWAY: Design for accessibility benefits us every day in public life, from curb cuts to stair rails to wider doors. In the realm of the private home, it is mostly shunned because accessibility has gotten a bad rap. It’s often associated with stainless steel grab bars, utilitarian roll-in showers, clunky stair lifts, and other institutional images. But this isn’t necessary. Wheelchair-riding architect Erick Mikiten, AIA discussed the importance of a design-first approach to accessibility, which makes these features welcomed rather than feared and gives people of different abilities and ages the option to live in their homes long term.
As a Governor-appointed California Building Standards Commissioner, Erick Mikiten also gave an overview of the differences between the ADA, the building code, and Universal Design as they relate to single-family homes.
Check out these 10 ideas for a great accessible home.
Mikiten 10 Great UD Ideas
We would like to thank our season sponsors, Rhoda Goldman Plaza and the Stupski Foundation, our venue sponsor, Ed Roberts Campus, and our dedicated volunteers for making this event possible.