Accessible Home Design:
Architectural Solutions for the Wheelchair User
Date/ Wednesday, April 19
Time / 9:45am - 10:45am
Location / Nomads Loom
1525 Slocum St
Credit / 1 Barrier Free CEPH
Advanced Book Purchase
available via event registration.
Join Mark Thompson, Senior Associate Director of Architecture for the Paralyzed Veterans of America for a discussion on architectural solutions for wheelchair users in a residential application. This course will address accessible design issues and technical guidance specific to kitchens, bathrooms, level changes, doors, windows and outdoor rooms. References will be made to the book "Accessible Home Design: Architectural Solutions for the Wheelchair User". This book was published by the Congressionally chartered Veterans Service Organization, Paralyzed Veterans of America, the only organization of it's kind with a staff of Architects who provide design professionals, building owners and the general public technical accessible design guidance and educational tools.
Mark R. Thompson, AIA, is PVA’s Associate Director of Architecture Services. He joined PVA in 2016 after thirty years of private sector architectural design and construction experience as a lead project designer, business owner and real estate developer. Mr. Thompson developed his architectural expertise delivering public and private projects in the commercial, healthcare and educational markets valued in excess of $800 million.
Since being with PVA, Mr. Thompson has successfully advocated to maximize accessibility on multi-family housing, commercial, government and healthcare projects serving veterans throughout the United States. He has also provided technical assistance to veterans and civilians who are planning renovations to their homes specifically focused on improving accessibility.
Mr. Thompson is a licensed architect in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and a Master of Architecture from Oklahoma State University.
Senior Associate Director of Architecture,
Paralyzed Veterans of America