GUDC Welcomes new board member Kathryn Gibbs – Facilities Management Director, Engineering (North America) at Merck & Co.
Kathryn Gibbs started her career at Merck in 1992 as an assistant engineer in the Global Engineering Solutions (GES) organization managing laboratory projects on the Rahway, NJ Campus. Kathryn spent the next 15 years in GES managing a steady progression and variety of projects supporting labs and offices and large utility/infrastructure distribution projects in the Northeast Corridor, including capital project execution, technical and site support, and continuous improvement of related work practices. Kathryn has been responsible for the successful completion of over 5 million square feet and over $600 million. She has significant experience in campus and utility master planning.
GUDC Welcomes new board member Fred Dwain Cawyer, AIA – Accessibility Architect, Interior Designer and Registered Accessibility Specialist
Fred Dwain Cawyer AIA is a licensed architect and interior designer based in Dallas, Texas USA. He is President of ARS, PLLC – Accessibility Resource Specialists. His area of professional focus is as a registered Architect and Interior Designer specializing in...
The sculpture can be viewed at the Mary Free Bed YMCA. As you admire the sculpture’s beauty and ever changing dynamics, I invite you to reflect on the challenges you face and the Mary Oliver quote. Together we can find inspiration and strength.
On this episode, Rosemarie Rossetti, PhD, joins Josh and Toby to talk about universal design. Find out what it is and why it's important to travel and tourism, and some simple steps to bringing universal design into your home, hotel or business. Rosemarie is a...
Colette Fransolet, President- UD Inclusive Design, Joins Global Universal Design Commission (GUDC) Board of Directors
Colette Fransolet, President of UD Inclusive Design, has been appointed to the Global Universal Design Commission (GUDC) Board of Directors.
Lawyers who either identify as having disabilities or who identify as LGBTQ+ report experiencing both subtle and overt forms of discrimination at their workplaces, with common reports of subtle but unintentional biases.
Today, Gibbs is working to ensure that key universal design strategies are incorporated on new and renovated projects globally.
BBI Chairman, Peter Blanck’s, new book Disability Law and Policy released for 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Disability Law and Policy provides an overview of the themes and insights in disability law. It is a compelling compendium of stories about how our legal system has responded to the needs of impacted individuals.
Burton Blatt Institute, UK University Begin Study of Inclusive Public Spaces and Accessibility of Streets
The Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University has begun a collaboration with the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom focusing on groundbreaking research into the accessibility of public spaces and the social justice problems resulting from an exclusionary infrastructure.
Rendering of the Hampton Inn by Hilton Uniland Development Corporation is close to completing the construction of a new Hampton by Hilton hotel in Amherst, New York. The Hampton by Hilton is expected to become the first hotel in the country to...