In 2005, the City of Dubuque and Gronen Restoration, Inc., asked the clinic to provide technical support and consultant services for the rehabilitation and adaptive reuse of what had been an empty, century-old casket factory.
Students and faculty were involved in every phase, from design and construction through post-occupancy inspections and evaluation. Project teams also conducted a formal research study to learn more about tenant awareness, use and benefits of accessibility and universal design features in affordable housing. The project, which spanned from 2005 to 2009, is chronicled in the "Washington Court Housing Survey: A Study of Accessibility and Universal Design in Affordable Housing."
Clinic Releases Sustainability Checklists To Celebrate the ADA's 20th Anniversary
Universal Design & Green Home Survey Checklist: Design your
home to be both livable and
Conduct Your Own Universal Design Survey: Plan for your current and future housing needs.