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Edward Steinfeld, Arch. D., AIA

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Director, IDeA Center, University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning in Buffalo United States

Edward Steinfeld, ArchD, is a registered architect and gerontologist with special interests in universal design, accessibility, and design for the lifespan. He is a Distinguished SUNY Professor of Architecture and Director of the IDeA Center.. He is the director of a federally funded center of excellence on universal design and the built environment and co-directs another on accessible public transportation. Dr. Steinfeld is internationally known for his research and publications. He has traveled widely to lecture in many countries and is a frequent consultant to government agencies, building developers and attorneys, and has experience in architectural practice as well.
The IDeA Center is a unique resource of the University at Buffalo, dedicated to making environments and products more usable, safer and healthier in response to the needs of an increasingly diverse population. The IDeA Center’s activities are based on the philosophy of Inclusive Design, often called “Universal Design” or “Design for All.” It is a way of thinking that can be applied in any design activity, business practice, program or service involving interaction of people with the physical, social or virtual worlds. The IDeA Center engages in research and development activities on a national and international scale but also is locally engaged in Western New York.

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Universal Design

BY EDWARD STEINFELD, ARCH. D., AIA
@ VOL 18 ON SEP 24, 2016

"It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation."

In Universal Design from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 18, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Director of the IDeA Center in Buffalo, NY, Edward Steinfeld, ArchD, AIA, provides an overview of how the built environment affects access. The University at Buffalo's Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center) is dedicated to making environments and products more usable, safer and healthier in response to the needs of an increasingly diverse population. The IDeA Center’s activities are based on the philosophy of Inclusive Design, often called “Universal Design” or “Design for All.” It is a way of thinking that can be applied in any design activity, business practice, program or service involving interaction of people with the physical, social or virtual worlds.

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PAST VOL 18

Buffalo @ Hayes Hall
Sep 24, 2016