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Design for a Lifetime

Design Talks: 2013-2014 Series

Students learning to Design for lifetime living!

Students learning to Design for lifetime living!

©Boston Architectural College; Photo by Bonica Ayala

  • 10/01/2013

  • 4:30 PM  - 6:30 PM

  • 1st Floor Meeting Room

    Boston Architectural College

    320 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

  • pce@the-bac.edu

  • $75 for One Session $125 for Both Sessions.  Food included!

Design Talks will provide you with the opportunity to connect with colleagues in a collegial environment while learning about hot topics sustainable and healthcare design and design for a lifetime.

Our monthly series will feature two sessions (4:30-6:30 pm and 7-9 pm), a light supper and the chance to earn up to 4 CEU's.

Design for a Lifetime talks address' the topical areas that architects, interior designers, remodelers or builders of single and multi-family homes will need to expand their skills and grow their market.

Session One: 4:30-6:30 PM
The Client Conversation with John Altobello and Eileen Patterson

More and more homeowners are deciding to stay in their homes for the long run. How designers approach the conversation of lifetime living in a functionally safe, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing environment becomes a critical to the designer/client relationship.

The course aims to give participants tools with which to conduct successful client conversations around design for a lifetime. Participants will observe a designer and client in action as the conversation begins and unfolds, sometimes around sensitive topics as well as practice in conducting the conversation

Session Two: 7:00-9:00 PM
Universal Design and The Home with Deborah Pierce

To understand Universal Design, it is important to appreciate the range of human abilities - sensory, cognitive, and mobility - and their impact on daily living. Strict compliance with building codes does not guarantee that a space will be fully useable by its inhabitants.

Designers of houses for wounded warriors, aging citizens, and families living with special needs are pushing the boundaries of residential design in a way that has a profound impact on work in other areas of specialization. Come prepared to share knowledge and see what others are doing.