Cynthia Leibrock, MA, ASID, Hon. IIDA, an author, international lecturer, and interior designer with more than 30 years experience, will visit FSU October 26 and 27 to lecture on Universal Design. Her mission is to improve health, longevity, and life quality through Universal Design. Universal Design is simply good design that provides maximum opportunity and choice for all users, even if they are challenged by differences in their physical or mental abilities.
Cynthia has taught Universal Design classes at the Harvard University Graduate School for the past 20 years and she will bring that message of inclusive design to FSU. In addition to lecturing to Studio II, Studio IV, and the Design Issues Graduate Seminar, she will offer a lecture for students and the public on October 26 at 5pm. During her visit, she will also review the Studio II designs of senior housing facilities to select competition winners.
Cynthia lives in Livermore, Colorado on Green Mountain Ranch, which is designed using Universal Design principles. She offers a summer fellowship to educators who wish to study at the ranch. Professor Lisa Waxman received a fellowship in 2015 and spent a week at the ranch. The second half of the fellowship agreement is the lecture at FSU by Cynthia. For more about the ranch and universal design, see https://www.agingbeautifully.org/.