064: Forever Homes

The concept of a forever home and why most Americans want to remain in their homes for long periods of time, even if it is no longer a good fit.

062: Conversations about Bedrooms

Our Design Advisors get candid about how the design of bedrooms and closets can be a good fit or poor fit.

060: Conversations about Outside Pathways

Our Design Advisors get candid about how the design of pathways to the front door can be a good fit or poor fit.


How to calculate the price of affordable universally accessible homes

How do we figure out what makes a universally designed home affordable to build?


Renovations are costly…

Implementing accessibility at the start of a new design project will save you time and money.

007: Do no-step entrances matter?

Of course they do. We’re talking about universal design! Listen to Julie & Jackson’s story. You’ll learn about what they have to do just to visit family or friends.


Occupational Therapy and Our Role in Housing

This article unpacks three practice settings in which an an occupational therapist could collaborate with professionals in the home building industry.

006: Mail & Macular Degeneration

Kati recounts a story about a patient who broke a hip and had struggles with a common yet meaningful task.


Different has to be experienced.

We run The Universal Design Project on software called Basecamp. The company that created Basecamp is on the verge of releasing a new email system called Hey. What’s interesting about this is that they’re declaring email “broken” and are more or less redesigning the way people interact with email. Here’s a recent tweet from their […]


There’s a 60% Probability…

“In the United States of America, it has been estimated that there is a 60% probability that any new house will be occupied by a person with a functional impairment over its life span.” Smith SK, Rayer S, Smith EA. Aging and disability: implications for the housing industry and housing policy in the United States. […]


Prevalence of Accessible Housing in the U.S.

The United States has an accessible housing problem: there aren’t enough available options.

Design Projects

Results from student-led design exercises

Check out some drawings, 3D renders, and a floor plan of a universally designed home.

002: PEO Model & Collaboration

Design can create a “good fit,” or a “poor fit.” One of the models we use is the Person-Environment-Occupation (PEO) model of Occupational Performance.

001: Mission & Vision

Welcome to the first episode of the Good Fit Poor Fit podcast! Learn more about The Universal Design Project and what got us to where we are today.