Selected Projects (1985 – 2015)

The following is a selection of consulting and design services, educational initiatives and publications.  In every case, the work reflects IHCD’s deep content expertise in accessibility and universal design.  

Consulting and Design Services

Colleges & Universities

  • American University
  • Amesbury School Department
  • Babson College
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Berkshire Community College
  • Boston Architectural College (renovation of 951 Boylston)
  • Boston Center for Adult Education
  • Boston University
  • Bunker Hill Community College
  • Cape Cod Community College
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Harvard University
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Holyoke Community College
  • Massachusetts College of Art & Design
  • Mt. Wachusett Community College
  • Roxbury Community College
  • Salem State College
  • Smith College
  • Stonehill College
  • UMASS Boston Science Building
  • UMASS Lowell School of Business
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Wheaton College

Commercial Facilities

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Boston Harbor Hotel
  • Center Plaza
  • Chicago Sun Times
  • Discover Card Services Inc., Utah
  • Faneuil Hall Market Place
  • Faxon Corporation
  • Harvard University Realty Corporation
  • Lotus Development Corporation
  • Mitre Corporation
  • New England Telephone
  • Newbury Street Access Study
  • New England Executive Park
  • 75 State Street, Boston
  • 77 Franklin Street, Boston
  • South Station, Boston

Community

  • Community Action Program of Somerville
  • Greater Boston Rape Crisis Center
  • Carousel – Rose Kennedy Greenway
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts

Day Care/Preschool/Schools

  • Brookline Public Schools
  • Catholic Family Services Preschool
  • Community Day Care of Lawrence
  • Cotting School
  • Dorchester Boys & Girls Club
  • Forbush School (Baltimore)
  • Giant Steps School (CT)
  • La Petite Ecole
  • Learning Center for Deaf Children
  • Mystic Valley Early Intervention Center
  • Natick Public Schools
  • New England Home for Life Wanderers
  • Perkins School for the Blind
  • Professional Clinical Nursery for Handicapped Children
  • South Shore Day Care
  • The Little School (San Francisco)
  • Tripp School
  • Walker School
  • North Reading Public Schools

Health & Human Services

  • Belchertown State School
  • Beth Israel Hospital
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Boston Center for Blind Children
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • FEMA – Community Shelter ADA review
  • Kennedy – Donovan Center
  • Maine Medical Center
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • New England Home for the Deaf
  • Quincy Mental Health Center
  • South Shore Day Rehab Center
  • Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (Charlestown)
  • Tewksbury State Hospital
  • Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital

Housing & Residential Projects

  • Advocates Housing, Framingham
  • Allston/Brighton Community Development Corporation
  • Boston Children’s Service
  • Boston Redevelopment Authority
  • Bourne Housing Authority
  • Cathedral Square Corporation (VT)
  • Center for Independent Living
  • Edgewood
  • Farmington Housing Authority
  • Janet Witkin House (W.Hollywood)
  • Jewish Housing for the Elderly
  • Harvard Cooperative Housing
  • Mission Park
  • Mystic Valley Towers
  • New England Home for the Deaf
  • Open Society Institute – model community integration housing
  • 990 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
  • Revere Housing Authority
  • Templeton Colony
  • Unquity Elderly Housing, Milton
  • Worcester Housing Authority
  • Individual model homes (ALS, Autism Spectrum Disorder, deinstitutionalization in Eastern Europe, aging-in-place)

Libraries

  • Athol Public Library
  • Auburn Public Library
  • Beaman Memorial Library
  • Bridgewater Public Library
  • Cambridge Public Library
  • Dover Public Library
  • French Library
  • John F. Kennedy Library

Museums & Cultural Facilities

  • 9/11 Museum
  • African Burial Ground Interpretive Center
  • American Association of Science & Technology Centers (national training series)
  • Boston Children’s Museum
  • Canadian Museum of Human Rights
  • Castle Hill, Ipswich
  • Edward M. Kennedy Institute
  • FDR National Historic Site
  • Governor’s Island, Castle William
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore
  • Mass. Cultural Council UP Initiative
  • Mass. Cultural Council Facilities Fund
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Museum of Science Boston
  • National Center for Civil and Human Rights
  • National Museum of African American History & Culture
  • New England Conservatory
  • Newton Arts Center
  • Paul Revere House
  • Peabody Museum
  • Plimoth Plantation
  • Rose Kennedy Greenway
  • Provincetown Art Center & Museum
  • University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center
  • Wellesley College Museum
  • Whitney Museum

Religious Facilities

  • First Congregation Church, Cambridge
  • First Parish Church of Plymouth
  • First Unitarian Church of Wayland
  • Follen Church
  • Parish of the Messiah
  • Temple Shalom, Newton
  • Saint James Parish, Salem
  • United Church of Norwood

Transportation Facilities

  • Central Artery/Tunnel project, pedestrian surfaces
  • Chicago Metropolitan Rail System
  • Logan Airport
  • Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Light Rail Access Feasibility Study
  • MBTA Commuter Rail Station Renovations
  • MBTA Red Line Renovations
  • Mystic River Bridge
  • New Jersey Transit Rail Operations

State & Local Government

  • Agawam
  • Amherst Town Hall
  • Arlington
  • Battery Park City Authority
  • Boston Parks and Recreation Department
  • Boston Police Headquarters
  • Brookline
  • Cambridge City Hall
  • Charlotte, N.C.
  • Concord
  • Connecticut Department of Social Services
  • East Longmeadow
  • Everett Recreation Facilities
  • Franklin County Court House
  • Hanson  selected facilities
  • Hopedale Town Hall
  • Massachusetts State House
  • Massachusetts Department of Social Services
  • MDC Headquarters
  • Nashua NH, inclusive playground
  • Norwood Town Hall
  • One Ashburton Place (wayfinding)
  • Plymouth County Courthouses
  • Randolph
  • Somerville
  • Watertown
  • Worcester
  • Taunton
  • Tewksbury
  • Westport, MA.

United Nations Headquarters

Master Plan Review for Renovation

Educational Programs/Products

  • Access Improvements Workshop for Facility Managers
  • Accessible Living Spaces
  • American Library Association – Best Practices in Universal Design
  • A Neighborhood Fit for People: Universal Design at the Urban Scale
  • Arts Access Workshops
  • Build Boston – annual workshops & day-long Socially Sustainable Design Symposia for the Boston Society of Architects’ ABX
  • Community Access Training – program development
  • Designing for the 21st Century, International Conferences on Universal Design
    • New York 1998
    • Providence 2000
    • Yokahama 2002 (in collaboration with IAUD)
    • Rio de Janeiro 2004
    • Kyoto 2006 (in collaboration with IAUD)
  • Home Adaptations for Independence and Safety
  • Inclusive Pedestrian Environments: Resources & Recommendations for Eastern Seals Project ACTION
  • MBTA Access Training
  • National Endowment for the Arts – Universal Design Case Study web resource
  • National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, Institute for Museuem & Library Services – Access by Design – comprehensive national web-based resource to go live in 2015
  • Parents as Designers
  • Products & Technologies that Change People’s Lives: Universal Design & Assistive Technology in Massachusetts (for State of Massachusetts)
  • Streets Fit for People: Urban Universal Pedestrian Design – web resource
  • Training for Architects and Building Inspectors
  • Universal Design: Housing for a Lifetime (for State of Massachusetts)
  • US State Dept. – Peer-to-Peer program, Russia
  • Vera Institute – Universal Design in Domestic Violence Services – web resource & training

Publications

  • Access Boston: Design Guidebook for Barrier Free Access
  • Access Improvements Workbook
  • Access Passport: A Guidebook for Designing Barrier Free Facilities
  • Universal and Adaptable Design Workbook
  • Achieving Physical and Communication Accessibility
  • A Consumer’s Guide to Home Adaptation
  • ADA: Answers for Food Service Operators
  • ADA Core Curriculum
  • ADA Cost Catalog for Access Modifications
  • ADA Fact Sheet Series
  • ADA and Public Schools: Access for All 
  • Checklist for Existing Facilities (’93, ’13)
  • Community Access Facts: Improving the Physical and Communication Accessibility of Your Organization
  • Community Access Survey
  • Da Vinci Touch (collaboration with Paris Museum of Science & Industry)
  • Design for Access: A Guide for Designing Barrier Free State & County Buildings
  • Design Guidelines for Supermarkets
  • Design Tools for Adapting Environments
  • Designing Inclusive Educational Environments, Rachna Khare
  • Directional Sense, How to Find Your Way Around, Janet R. Carpman & Myron A. Grant
  • Environments for Children
  • Improving Physical and Communication Accessibility for People with Disabilities
  • Inclusive Pedestrian Environments: Resources and Recommendations (website)
  • MBTA Guide to Access
  • On Fire
  • R.S. Means ADA Compliance Guide (’94 & ’04)
  • The Picture Book of Adaptive Environments
  • Ticket to Access
  • Teaching Design for All People: State of The Art
  • Title II Action Guide for State and Local Governments and Supplement on Employment
  • Strategies for Teaching Universal Design
  • Universal Design, A Reconsideration of Barrrier Free, Yoshihiko Kawauchi
  • Universal Design, A Methodological Approach, Hubert Froyen

Research

  • Accessibility Standards for Children’s Environments
  • Benchmarking Report on Universal Design in the Built Environment for Government of Singapore
  • Surfaces Fit for People, Universal Design of the Pavement Surface
  • User/Expert Lab – extensive roster of research collaborations for the design of places, products, technology & services