26th May 2015

Universal Design Guidelines for Homes in Ireland & Dementia Friendly Dwellings for People Living with Dementia, their Families and Carers


The Pillar Room, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin 1


9:00am - 26th May 2015


2:00pm - 26th May 2015

The Centre for Excellence in Universal Design at the National Disability Authority would like to invite you to the launch of 'Universal Design Guidelines for Homes in Ireland' and 'Universal Design Guidelines Dementia Friendly Dwellings for People living with Dementia, Their Families and Carers'

When:  Tuesday 26th May 2015

Where:  Pillar Rooms, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin 1



09:00am - 10:00am Registration

10:00am - 10:20am Welcoming Remarks by NDA Chair Helen Guinan & NDA Director Siobhan Barron

10:20am - 10:40am  Launch of Event by Aodhán Ó Riordain TD, Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality and Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht with special responsibility for Equality, New Communities and Culture and Drigs Strategy 

10:40am - 10:50am  Opening Speech by Robin Mandal FRIAI, RIBA, RSUA,ARBUK,  President Royal Institute of Architects Ireland

10:50am - 11:30am  Key Note Speech by Ed Steinfeld ArchD, AIA, Director IDEA Centre, Co-Director of RERC on Universal Design & The Built Environment, Co-Director of RERC on Accessible Public Transportation, Professor at Buffalo University & Founding Member of Universal Design in the USA

11:30am – 11:50am  Ali Grehan FRIAI,  City Architect at Dublin City Council Universal Place Making – A Dublin City Architect perspective covering the design of homes & public spaces drawing on philosophy & built examples

11:50am – 12:05pm Neil Murphy MRIAI, Senior Built Environment Advisor CEUD,Overview of the Design Guidance Documents

12:05pm – 12:20pm  Laura Magahy, Chair of the Year of Irish Design 2015 & the Design & Crafts Council Ireland, BA MBA Honorary.  Memeber RIAI, Cdir, Certified Project Director, Level A (IPM)

12:20pm – 12:35pm Dr Ger Craddock Chief Officer CEUD – Closing Remarks

12:40pm – 14:00pm  Event Close, Light Lunch and Networking

To Register for this Free event click Registration

This event is a 'RIAI CPD Links' approved event for 2.5 structured CPD points.