Several months ago, a group of interior designers looked at the future. What they saw was the need to bring together the elements of sustainable principles or "green design" and the concepts of aging in place and universal design. It was an idea whose time has come.
And now, this new group, The Design Alliance for Accessible Sustainable Environments (DAASE) has been created as a 501(c) non-profit organization with a mission to inform, educate and advocate for the design of accessible, sustainable homes and houses, cities and towns.
I look forward to serving this organization as the first president and with the support of our Board of Directors, growing this group of compassionate, dedicated individuals into a vital and important resource for knowledge and education around these concepts.
For More Information about DAASE, check out the website:
--Michael A. Thomas, FASID, CAPS and now DAASE.
8/16/2013 01:58:21 am
Many congrats to you and your board for figuring this out. It was about time that we had a larger conversation about aging in place. It is not about aging and getting older and making changes. It is about sustaining how you live thru design and adapting the home as conditions occur. I look forward to seeing much growth and success from your efforts.
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Michael is an award winning interior designer based in Palm Desert, CA. He is a Professional Member of the American Society of Interior Designers and a member of the ASID College of Fellows.
As a Certified Aging In Place Specialist, he creates smart looking spaces that are safe and secure and create homes for a lifetime.
And with thirty plus years in the profession, he has honed his humor, elevated his passion for design and sharpened his wit to not take anything too seriously except his design work.