Since 1992 Universal Design Specialists has offered expert consulting, design, plans & project management for homes, public & work spaces. After obtaining Advanced Certification in 2008 as a Green Builder we added Sustainable Consulting Services to our extensive specialty offering.
We are committed to designing spaces that will allow our Clients to live Safely and with Dignity as Independently as possible.
Services are directed to the needs of Senior Clients wishing to age safely in place as well Clients with disabilities & catastrophic illnesses. In this regard we are very familiar with many of the muscular dystrophy’s and have extensive experience in consulting & designing to their very specific needs.
Our focus also lends itself to developers, builders and corporate entities looking to build with these specialized principles in mind.
Background training incorporates architectural design and general contracting including certifications from the National Kitchen & Bath Association as a Certified Kitchen & Certified Bathroom (CKD, CBD) Designers and Advanced Certification as Green Building Professionals through the Build it Green Organization.
Aspiring to the belief that Universal Design and Green Spaces go hand in hand, we believe that one is incomplete without the other. Healthy environments should always be part of the design if one is to strive for a complete solution.
Realizing that needs vary substantially we offer an A la Carte Menu of services that enable our Clients to select the services that are most valuable to their individual needs:
Specialized consultation is available hourly or on a per project basis for each project. This may include phone consultations, review of plans, site assessments, onsite consultation, safety assessments, assistance with Life Care Plans & project management. We are available to consult on any development project that intends to include Universal Design or Sustainable “Green” aspects into the project.
We have completed projects all over the USA, Mexico, Nicaragua and South Africa. Our Consulting & Design services are available throughout the World!
Our services provide a full set of permit ready Construction Plans. These typically also include a full Specifications Sheet for specialized equipment, product & materials necessary to achieve a complete Universal/Green project. Upon request we will submit and obtain the necessary permits from the required building jurisdictions.
Given the demands that exist all around the world we offer our services to assist with specific project management needs. Our commitment is to providing the service as needed and remain open to considering each and every individual project on its own merits.
Our extended scope of work includes Expert Witness services on pre-trial and trial basis. Having represented both major corporations as well as injured parties we always consider the merits of each case to assure that our contribution will provide the intended result before agreeing to serve. Our belief is to an unbiased professional opinion using the facts at hand with our extensive knowledge in the given area. Previous Clients have included Insurance Companies, Bank Trusts, Estates and injured individuals.
Teaching & In-Service Trainings:
Acting as educators we teach Universal Design to students & therapists at many educational facilities and offer trainings to professional organizations.