In order to achieve the goals of universal design, design professionals need to look carefully at both overall layout and design details from multiple standpoints. Many are discovering that the type of visualization and information that Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology can provide is invaluable. This course explores how a number of architects are using BIM to successfully create appealing and functional buildings that achieve universal design for all people.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the distinction between the principles of universal design and design based simply on compliance with accessibility standards
  • Investigate the ways that universal design can be incorporated into the overall building design process
  • Recognize the ways that building information modeling (BIM) technology can support and supplement universal design
  • Assess case study information from other architects who have incorporated universal design and BIM in their practice