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Our 21st century demographic requires a new awareness of the growing need for homes that better support our everyday lives and that work better at particular times as well. Featured here are resources for accessible homes, universal design homes, home features for older adults, multifamily housing, and for accessory dwellings. Make sure to check out the Better Living Design website, which is just about universal new and remodeled 1-3 family homes.


A great place to begin if you are looking to build a multifamily building.

Everything you need to know about ADU’s.

Accessory Dwellings

New Homes

Grab your new keys and head over here to see how to maximize your homes potential!



How to make your place even better.

New Homes

Older Adults

How to stay safe as you age in place.



What you need to know to make your space accessible and functional.

Click below to hear Richard Duncan speak on the importance design plays in social equity as he addresses students at the Tulane School of Architecture.


The Ronald L. Mace Universal Design Institute is a non-profit organization based in North Carolina dedicated to promoting the concept and practice of accessible and universal design. The Institute's work manifests the belief that all new environments and products, to the greatest extent possible, should and can be usable by everyone regardless of age, ability, or circumstance.


The Institute's sister initiative, Better Living Design is changing the way homes and home products are designed, built and remodeled to better meet the needs of everyone at every life stage. 

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