Meet Our Speaker
Principal of Ron Wickman Architecture, BA, BEDS, M. Arch., Architect, AAA, MRAIC
The Beauty of Accessible Design
In this presentation, architect, activist and writer, Ron Wickman will
introduce his concepts for better housing design. Housing needs to be
flexible enough to easily adapt to a family’s future needs, thus affording a
family the choice to grow old in the same home and in the same community.
Good housing is designed in the beginning to allow for easier future
changes, additions, and adaptations. Designing a dwelling with the needs of
more people in mind is not just a technical issue that we can deal with in
the future; it is a creative act that we consider now so the future is
better for everyone.
BIOGRAPHY – Ron Wickman was born in Edmonton, Alberta and in 1991 received
his Master of Architecture at the Technical University of Nova Scotia. He
set up his own Edmonton based practice in January 1995. Ron’s interest and
expertise is in Accessible Architecture and design methods, that accommodate
the needs of individuals with disabilities; he also has a special interest
in multi-family housing and urban and community planning. He is committed to
providing affordable, accessible and adaptable housing and has won several
housing competitions. He has also received 18 City of Edmonton Mayor’s
Awards for Accessible Architecture.