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MAde Studio featured for creating Accessible Public Spaces

Monday, March 16, 2015

MAde Studio featured for creating Accessible Public Spaces

A recent article in New Mobility Magazine features the work of Assistant Professors Jen Maigret and María Arquero de Alarcón of MAde Studio.

The magazine spotlights the team’s efforts in making universal design a central part of its projects in Detroit. While universal design may mean many things to many people, those who use a wheelchair for mobility can tell some designs by architects and planners fall short on designing public spaces for people with limited mobility.

MAde Studio’s universal design techniques connect Detroit’s Eastern Market to the Dequindre Cut via a series of generous ramps and landings. Photo Courtesy of MAde Studio.

Made Studio is a firm that takes universal design seriously. In the article, Arquero adds, “The design of public space is an excellent opportunity to exercise universal design as standard practice. As we work to bring citizens back to streets, plazas, parks and waterfronts of our cities, universal design provides good insights to increase comfort and safety for a diversity of users. It is about inclusive approaches.”

Read the entire article on the New Mobility Magazine website.