Strategic Insights

Implementing a Universal Design Strategy in Your Organization

From higher education to healthcare, organizations today face numerous challenges when planning for the needs of users who utilize their […]

Universal Design: A Conversation with U.S. Paralympic Swimming Coach Nathan Manley

As part of our ongoing study of universal design and the Mary Free Bed YMCA, we wanted to interview Nathan Manley, […]

Seven Universal Design Changes You Can Make Today

By Mike Perry There is no such thing as “one-size fits all” when it comes to humans. According to the […]

The Coming Importance of Universal Design

Universal design (“UD”) of buildings, products, and technologies is not one of the most recognized subjects today.

The Science of Choosing Colors

The use of color is central to all work in interior design. Whether the designer is a trained professional or […]

Mary Free Bed YMCA First Building in the World to Receive Universal Design Certification

The new Mary Free Bed YMCA has received the world’s first Global Universal Design Certification from the Global Universal Design […]

Universal Design is a Team Sport: Collaboration Plays Key Role in Creating Spaces for Everyone

The Mary Free Bed YMCA is slated to open its doors on December 7 – and we couldn’t be more […]

Mary Free Bed YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids

The inclusive atmosphere of this facility encourages kids, seniors, and families to spend quality time together, and neighbors to connect.