FabCab and accessibility featured in publications

courtesy PT Leader - photo by Nicholas Johnson

courtesy PT Leader – photo by Nicholas Johnson

We are thrilled to share two articles that were published this week about our recent AIA / HUD Secretary’s award-winning project in Port Townsend, Washington.

The first is by Fast Company, and features a discussion with FabCab architect Don Argus on how we integrate universal design into our work, as well additional context about accessible housing solutions.

The second is by the Port Townsend Leader, a local news publication where the home was built. It features an interview with the homeowners themselves, and provides context on some of their particular needs. It also includes thoughts by FabCab program manager, Bruce Waltar, and gives an overview of the awards program itself.


FabCab wins AIA / HUD Secretary’s Award

FabCab Design - Port Townsend Universal Design
We are honored to announce FabCab is the recipient of the 2016 AIA / HUD Secretary’s Award, Category Four: Housing Accessibility | Alan J. Rothman Award, which recognizes exemplary projects that demonstrate excellence in improving housing accessibility for people with disabilities.

“Each of these developments are innovative housing opportunities offering seniors and families alike a place to thrive,” said HUD Secretary Julián Castro. “These winners prove that affordable and accessible housing can become part of the fabric of any neighborhood and reinforce the principles of inclusiveness and opportunity.”

The jury for the 2016 AIA / HUD Secretary’s Awards includes: Jamie Blosser, AIA (Chair), Atkin Olshin Schade Architects; Ariella Cohen, Editor-in-Chief, Next City; Kevin Harris, FAIA, Kevin Harris Architect, LLC; David Lee, FAIA, Stull and Lee, Inc.; Rachelle Levitt, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Lynn M. Ross, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Suman Sorg, FAIA, Sorg & Associates, P.C.

Additional information:
AIA news release
Project photos