Gold Standards & Aesthetics

The beauty of accessible design

How to make inclusive design beautiful?

The project is looking at the future of retirement communities, collaborating with the project’s research partner, Auriens, who are proposing and building their own world-class version in Chelsea, London. 

We are looking to bring a 'gold standard' and aesthetic consideration to the inclusive design elements of the building, that would work seamlessly within Auriens’ design intentions, demonstrating that beauty and accessible design are not mutually exclusive. We will also be looking to redefine (and demonstrate) the current standards of accessible design for ‘Later Lifers’.

Research Associate: 
Jordan Jon Hodgson

Age & Diversity Research Leader: 
Dr Chris McGinley

Research Partner: