Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and consultant. Her presentations and consulting help people integrate universal design, accessible design, and green building features and products in home designs. Rossetti is an entrepreneur who is rethinking design and building by spearheading discussions and experiments around re-imagined living spaces.
Rosemarie and her husband Mark Leder are the designers, general contractors, owners, and occupants of the Universal Design Living Laboratory. This national demonstration home and garden in Columbus, Ohio is the top-rated universal design home in North America earning three national universal design certifications. The home received a Silver LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council and a Gold rating on the National Green Building Standard certification program.
Rosemarie speaks about this home throughout the U.S. and beyond and consults with builders, remodelers, developers, architects, interior designers, Realtors, occupational therapists, manufacturers as well as consumers. Her keynote addresses accessible design, universal design, green building, healthy homes, and related technology for the public as well as industry professionals.
She is the founder and president of Rossetti Enterprises Inc. since January 1997.
In June 1998, Rossetti was crushed by a 7,000-pound tree while riding her bicycle and was paralyzed from the waist down with a spinal cord injury. She speaks about accessible design from first-hand experience since she uses a wheelchair.
Rossetti is the author of the Universal Design Toolkit which provides time-saving ideas, resources, solutions, and guidance for making homes accessible. As a foremost expert on universal and accessible design, she shares her knowledge and experience through her book, features in national publications, presentations, and podcasts.
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