Universal Design


Glickman Design Build, Potomac, Md.

After a widow and her daughter, who has cerebral palsy, moved into a one-level apartment, the mother requested a remodeled master bathroom that didn’t look institutional and could improve her daughter’s quality of life. During design and construction, unused spaces, design restrictions and concrete barriers were discovered, but the design team remained flexible and adapted plans to make the most of every square inch. The project includes a ceiling-mounted track and harness mobility system that allows the daughter to transfer from her bed to the bathroom and other areas of the apartment.