Calling all architects committed to promoting universal design.

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.

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. The Cerebral Palsy Foundation is now partnering with AIA New York to expand this vision and bring design for disability to the home. We hope you will be a part of it.

The 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.

Too often accessibility is overlooked or built solely with utility in mind, but inclusive design can change lives – and bring beauty to the environment.

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.

Submissions Deadline: November 30th, 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.

If you have any questions, click here to contact Rebecca Lam.

An initiative of the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, developed in collaboration with the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter.