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Questions? Contact Deanna Christiansen.

As our population ages, more and more people are asking for ways to make aging-in-place possible. And even if they don’t ask, architects can help clients prepare for an uncertain future by pointing out ways that they can be smart about the (re)design of their homes. This seminar will provide you with a starting point for working through the design or remodeling of a home to make it accommodate whatever the future may throw at your clients – be it for them, or their aging parents, or for those with children who have special needs. There is great satisfaction in hearing a client say how grateful they are to have been prepared with a home designed for a future they never imagined. Attend this seminar to add another tool to your design knowledge and assist your client with foresight and good design.

Date, Time, Location

Tuesday, August 4
7:30 am to 9:00 am
International Market Square, Suite 185
275 Market Street, Minneapolis 55405


Includes handout and continental breakfast

AIA Members $40
NonMembers $60

Continuing education

1.5 HSW LU Hours

Learning objectives

Attendees will be able to:
  1. Explain the connections between aging in place, universal design, and code mandated accessibility requirements.
  2. Examine examples of solutions utilized in real projects for clients.
  3. Analyze homes to determine the feasibility for changes that will allow the occupants to remain in place as they age or experience disability.
  4. Suggest solutions for clients to consider.


Gene Nicolelli, Jr., AIA, Principal, Nicolelli Architects, has over 35 years’ experience primarily specializing in housing. Gene has a strong interest in universal design. His research has inspired him to find ways to go beyond merely designing an accessible home; but to instead find the true essence of universal design, preparing for an unknown future, and appealing to a wide range of homebuyers. Gene has presented other seminars on “aging-in-place” incorporating the principles of universal design. He has been a chair of the AIA Minnesota Housing Advocacy Committee; and a participant of the Minnesota Design Team for which he provided housing expertise.

Online registration is now closed.

Questions? Contact Deanna Christiansen, Continuing Education Director