AIA Kansas City: The American Institute of Architects

Event Details

Enlightened Accessible Design – A Forum for Architects, Builders and Engineers

The City of Kansas City Missouri and AIA Kansas City are excited to team together to present this seminar on Enlightened Accessible Design.

Over the last decade, Kansas City has added soaring additions to its skyline and built environment. Iconic buildings such as Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and the Bloch Building at
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art complements the existing parks and boulevards that comprise Kansas City’s history and growing national reputation. These additions will add vitality to our civic life for generations.

The design and construction community play a huge role not only in creating these community assets, but also in assuring that these educational, commercial, civic, and cultural resources can be enjoyed by all. However, for those living daily with a disability, navigating and accessing our metro is not always easy. Universal Design strategies have improved access somewhat, but do those design principles go far enough to ensure that all members of our society are positively impacted by great design?

This half-day forum, facilitated by the Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities and AIA Kansas City, features a tremendous line-up of national experts, first-hand stories about the importance of achieving Enlightened Accessible Design, and case studies that illustrate new ways of thinking about these issues. The goal of this workshop? To inspire Kansas City’s architecture/engineering/construction industry to elevate their commitment to making Kansas City the most welcoming community in the country.

Topics will include:
Enlightened Design 101
Case Study on the Ed Roberts Campus
Changes to City’s Contracting Processes
Panel Discussion

Click here for the full agenda.

We will end the day with a reception at the new home of The Whole Person, which was designed for maximum accessibility.

This program will be worth 5 HSW.

Event Registration

  • Date
  • May 2, 2013 (11:30am - 6:30pm)
  • Location
  • Kauffman Foundation
    4801 Rockhill Rd
    Kansas City, MO 64110

  • Fee
  • $79.00

Please email Tiffany Shepherd if you have any trouble registering.

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