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Universally Designed Home Reaches Halfway Mark

The Universal Design Living Laboratory Thanks It's Project Contributors

April 8, 2010 – COLUMBUS, OH - The Universal Design Living Laboratory (UDLL), national demonstration home of the future, is halfway towards its completion. The home was the brainchild of project leader Rosemarie Rossetti Ph.D. after her involvement in an accident, paralyzing her lower body. Life in a wheelchair inspired her to build home based on the concept of universal design, which makes a facility’s level of livability beneficial to the widest possible range of people in the widest range of situations without special or separate design. The home will be able to accommodate people of all sizes, ages and abilities.

The following organizations have recently made donations to the UDLL:

  • Marvin Windows and Doors has donated windows, which will be installed by APCO.
  • Pittsburg Corning has donated glass block windows for the basement.
  • Lennox has contributed and installed the home’s HVAC system.
  • The Jess Howard Electric Company and Best Plumbing Services are completing their installations.

One of the home’s highlights, a glass block mural contributed by Pittsburg Corning, Cogir USA and Columbus Glass Block, was installed in the bathroom. “The home now has a WOW factor greater than I had anticipated,” states UDLL interior designer Anna Lyon.

To view the new virtual flyover of the home, visit www.udll.com/the-home/virtual-flyover/. To view UDLL’s live site cam, visit www.udll.com/c/index.cfm. For more about the Universal Design Living Laboratory, visit www.udll.com.

About UDLL:
The Universal Design Living Laboratory is a national demonstration home and garden that will bring attention to three critical architectural design and building concepts: universal design, green sustainable building and healthy chemical-free materials. UDLL will serve to help people better understand how to create a more comfortable living environment that will enhance their quality of life. This Universal Design Living Laboratory will act as a resource to learn from – today and tomorrow.

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