The fifth installment of the Universal Design Summit (UDS5), a biennial conference dedicated to Universal Design in housing and communities will take place May 6-8, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. UDS5 is designed for architects, landscape architects, designers, planners, developers, builders/contractors, remodelers, design students, housing agency staff, non-profit housing organizations, code officials, public health professionals and anyone else interested in Universal Design in housing and in the community.
The Universal Design Summit has always placed emphasis on the practical problem solving potential of Universal Design, rather than on abstract or academic discussions. UDS5 will continue this tradition by showcasing real-world examples of excellent Universal Design and offering workshops and design charettes that allow participants to share their knowledge and participate in the interactive process of Universal Design. This year's summit will also feature opportunities for learning and networking through breakout and plenary sessions, exhibits and a tour of sites in the St. Louis area. Participants interested in the tour should sign up early, as there are limited spaces available. CEU's are anticipated for AIA, AIBD, AOTA, ASLA, IDCEC, NAHB, and NKBA. The NAHB Universal Design/Build course is also being offered by NAHB Remodelers and the St. Louis Home Builder's Association on May 9-10, 2013. Discounts are being offered to those who register for both.