Beth Leslie Glasser, LEED AP
I am an architect, and a woman living with Multiple Sclerosis. These two facts have largely defined who I am and how I approach the world. Though I have always been very aware of my surroundings, my MS challenges me to think about how I move through the world and the places that surround me.
For me, “equal rights” means equal access, and the ability to move freely in one’s home or community. Though I have been fortunate in the course of my disease, I also know that could change at any time, and I strive to make sure that everything I design is fully accessible. I have spent much of my career designing hospitals and care facilities, and I have learned a great deal about how people with different abilities see their surroundings and what they need to make their environment more accessible.
Living with the uncertainty of MS gives me some insight as to how people who are affected by a disease or by an accident suddenly have their world turned upside down, and how even the most familiar places become obstacle courses.
Working with Home Free Home allows me to help others take back their lives by removing these obstacles and giving them back a sense of home and refuge.
I now live in Huntingdon County, in Central Pennsylvania, and look forward to working with clients in the region to help them remain in their homes and move safely in their surroundings
Greg has forty years of experience in the area of construction and architectural design, as well as thirty two years experience as a Registered Architect. Over the last ten years, Greg has worked out of offices in Bucks and Philadelphia Counties while providing community services with Development Review Committee for the Chestnut Hill Community Association, coaching special children as a certified aquatic instructor for the Special Olympics in Montgomery County.
He is also a member of the AIA and has degrees in business and architecture. (Pitt MBA and a Carnegie Mellon Univ. Master of Architecture degree.) He has taught classes on business and design at the college level in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia
John Christensen is a northeastern Pennsylvania architect with over ten years of experience. Following several years working in construction trades, he studied architecture at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and graduated in 2000. He became licensed in 2006 and is now NCARB certified and a member of the AIA. After working for larger firms in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Binghamton and Scranton, John started his own practice in 2012, working out of his home in Ashley, Pennsylvania. Although widely experienced, John has specialized in healthcare renovations including medical clinic upgrades and hospital renovations with emphasis on interior environments. When not at work with larger clients, John has renovated several of his own homes including rehabilitation of distressed properties, doing much of the work himself. He enjoys blending the art and science required to find beautiful, economical and sustainable solutions for every client.