VOLUNTEER ARCHITECT NEEDED – WALNUT , CA
An architect is needed to take up the challenge of designing for 18 year old Andrew Wilcher in Walnut, CA. Andrew and his twin brother Adam were diagnosed with adrenoleukodistrophy at a very young age. Tragically at the age of eleven, his twin brother passed away. Andrew received a transplant but was left with mental and physical disabilities. Andrew is unable to walk and uses a wheelchair to get around. In order to accommodate Andrew’s needs, the doors and hallways of his house must be widened, and his bathroom must be remodeled, allowing him to bathe and use the toilet with greater ease.
Please consider volunteering your talents. HomeFreeHome is an all-volunteer organization and an IRS designated 501(c)3 tax-exempt charity. For more information call 516 883 0403 or email Laura Montllor, AIA at Architect@HomeFreeHome.org.
Reggie Stump, Architect is the owner of the interdisciplinary firm ASTIGMATIC Studio. He designed and led the construction of the Luminous Bodies Residence—an award winning accessibly designed home in Indiana that was designed specifically for a client living with cerebral palsy. Reggie is particularly interested in accessible design and his work has been featured in the book “Unassisted Living: Ageless Homes for Later Life”,the book “The Accessible House” and the New York Times.
Reggie has a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Arts from Drury University and a Master of Fine Arts in Media Arts from the California College of the Arts.
For more information see – ”http://www.astigmaticstudio.com/“
San Francisco, CA
Charles Miller, Architect
Charles has worked for most of his professional architectural career with existing and historic buildings, where the problems of providing ADA-compliant accessibility are especially important and especially difficult. While codes and regulations contain minimum requirements for accessibility, in some cases creative design solutions are needed to meet the underlying intent of the codes.
Older homes in particular may need renovation in several ways in order for partially or fully disabled people to lead independent lives. However, the cost of this type of work could easily be significantly less than moving someone to a completely different place of residence. In the process, social and community life is enhanced instead of being disrupted.
HomeFreeHome was founded to achieve these important goals in accessibility, which were otherwise not being fully recognized or addressed. Charles is pleased to contribute his knowledge and experience to further the worthwhile causes that HomeFreeHome pursues.