SPINN partner Leif Houck is lecturing once again. This time at the international conference on Universal Design in Lund, Sweden UD2014. Leif is in Lund to present his recent research from the University of Life Sciences in Ås, Norway where he is an associated professor. He is also responsible for Universal Design planning and implementation on the university campus.
Leif's research paper entitled "Universal Design in School Competitions" looks at the role of Universal Design in public architectural competitions for school buildings in Norway. The objective of the study was to investigate to what degree Universal Design plays a role in Norwegian school competitions based upon the competition briefs and jury evaluations from 10 school competitions in Norway 2009-2011. The study evaluates 44 designs by 28 different offices. (abstract here).
Parner Leif Houck has also recently been asked to contribute to a revision of the norwegian building regulations on Universal Design. SPINN Arkitekter are proud to be at the forefront of Universal Design in Norway.