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Design & Consultation

Design & Consultation

Universal Design Plans and Consultation for Home and BusinessUniversal Design and Consultation services by Marc Mendelsohn 

Marc Mendelsohn, the founder and President of Universal Design Specialists has offered Accessibility Consulting, design, plans, and specialized equipment supply for residential homes & public spaces since 1992. To this day his commitment continues to be to design spaces that allow his clients to live safely, independently and with dignity regardless age, ability or disability.

Marc's focus is on the needs of Clients with disabilities & catastrophic illness and reducing injury to caregivers. He is familiar with many of the muscular dystrophy’s and has extensive experience in consulting & designing to their very specific needs. In addition, much of Marc's service is devoted to elderly people wishing to remain in their homes as their mobility reduces. Regardless of the cause anyone with reduced mobility will benefit from his years of experience. Read more about what makes Marc Mendelsohn an expert in Universal Design here.

If you are a developer, builder or corporation looking to build with the specialized principles of Universal Design in mind, Marc's expertise is a good fit. Whatever your specific ADA consulting need is give send mark can reached at design@universaldesignspecialists.com

As an added bonus, in 2008 Marc obtained Advanced Certification as a Green Builder and added Sustainable Consulting Services to his offering. Marc aspires to the belief that Universal Design and Green Spaces go hand in hand and believes 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.

To accommodate the many individual needs that arise Marc offers a choice of services that enable his Clients to select the services that are most valuable to their specific needs:

Specialized consultation is available hourly or on a per project basis for each project. This includes phone consultations, review of plans, site assessments, onsite consultation, safety assessments, accessibility consulting, ADA consulting, assistance with Life Care Plans & Project Management. We are available to consult worldwide. We have completed projects all over the USA as well as outside our borders and as such our Consulting & Design Services are available without boundary or border limitations.

We can provide a full set of permit ready Construction Plans. These typically include full Specifications 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.

Project Management:
As a Project Manager Marc prides himself for his reputation of running as scheduled and on time. His keen attention to detail and years of practice in this field can be a huge relief for a home owner who is likely to be overwhelmed with the task of managing an installation or remodel where keeping a job running smoothly can be overwhelming. Marc's commitment is to providing the service as needed on an individual basis and to remain open to considering each and every individual project on its own merits.

Accessibility and ADA Consulting:
As an Accessibility Consultant Marc's aim is to assist businesses, property owners and individuals in resolving accessibility issues in public locations. Whenever possible he endeavors to get involved before an issue has escalated. If he is retained after this has occurred he will work diligently to identify the most complete, working and affordable solution that will satisfy the needs of those involved and the ADA requirements. Marc's ultimate goal is to provide for the need at hand and prevent a case from escalating further.

Expert Witness:
Marc's previous clients for Expert Witness have included Insurance Companies, Workers Compensation organizations, Bank Trusts, Estates, Life Care Planners and injured individuals. Having represented both major corporations as well as injured parties Marc always considers the merits of each case to assure that his contribution will provide the intended result before agreeing to serve. He is committed to an unbiased professional opinion using the facts at hand combined with his extensive knowledge in the given area.

Teaching & In-Service Training's:
Acting as an educator, Marc teaches Universal Design to students & therapists at educational facilities and training to professional organizations. He also offers In Service meetings showcasing the specialized equipment that he recommends for any given accessible need.