Oryx Cohen

26 years after the passage of the ADA it is clear that people with mental health and substance use issues are still far from a central concern in considering who has rights and who has responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act. It might be the right time and place to revitalize attention to integrating people with mental health and substance use conditions into the promise of the ADA.

Jul 19, 2016

DCR MassachusettsIHCD has begun work on a multi-faceted scope of work for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR).  IHCD will provide consultation, training and plan review to DCR that will analyze compliance with federal law, state code and Forest Service standards as well as global state of the art of inclusive/universal design in the out of doors.  DCR seeks to build upon its 21 years of leadership in the Universal Access program to offer a national model.  The project will include contextual inquiry research with “user/experts” from among people 65+ and people on the Autism Spectrum.  

Susanne Stadler

Monday, June 20th, 12:00PM
200 Portland Street, Boston, MA 02114

At Home With Growing Older: A Report on Interdisciplinary Learning and Collaboration and the Notion of Age Friendly Design

May 12, 2016

Denise RushDenise Rush, ASID, IIDA, Director of Undergraduate Interior Architecture at the Boston Architectural College, has been named to the Board of the Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD).

SCUPIHCD's Executive Director, Valerie Fletcher, will be presenting at the annual international conference for Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), SCUP 51 Vancouver. The conference runs from July 9-13, 2016 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Thursday December 10th, 12:00PM
200 Portland Street, Boston, MA 02114

A Dochitect and a User/Expert Share Views of Healthcare Design 

A Dochitect and a User/Expert Share Views of Healthcare Design

Wednesday, March 16th, 12:00PM
200 Portland Street, Boston, MA 02114

DEAFSPACE: Lessons on Perception, Architecture, and Cultural Agency 

Hansel Bauman at Gallaudet

This presentation explores the emerging concept of DeafSpace as a profound example of how perception shapes architecture and how inclusive design and construction practices can empower traditionally marginalized cultures and enhance the quality of life for all.

Feb 26, 2016

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Feb 8, 2016

IHCD is currently looking for candidates for the position of Senior Architect. The Senior Architect must have deep content expertise in accessibility (Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, International Building Code) and in the practice of universal/inclusive design.  The Senior Architect has primary responsibility for securing and managing design services projects and assuring the most efficient and cost-effective execution of their scope of work as well as the integration of cutting edge inclusive design methods. The Senior Architect also plays a key role in the management of consulting projects such as comprehensive existing condition analysis and architectural plan review for accessibility and for inclusive design. The Senior Architect collaborates to ensure that design and consulting projects are documented and disseminated as central to IHCD’s mission.