Inclusive Design Discussion

Cindy Hausler By: Cindy Hausler

Merrilee Hertlein  will be joined by three university representatives at this year’s ACUI (Association of College Unions International) conference in San Antonio to present a program titled “Furniture, Fabric, Feeling: Design for Inclusion.”  (Session 7, April 10,  from 5-6 pm).  Inclusive Design is often used interchangeably with the terms universal design and “design for all.”  The session is designed to inspire a mini-charette aimed at collaboration, creation, and sharing an original inclusive design. Merrilee will be joined by Samantha Brandenburg, Miami University; Trinity Gonzalez, Florida State University,  and Eric Margiotta, Virginia Tech. Participants will be challenged to think about their campus populations and leave the program with ideas for improvement.

Merrilee Hertlein was recently named a principal (December, 2014) at Mackey Mitchell Architects.