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Residential Design for Health and Longevity

October 11, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT

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Cynthia Leibrock, ASID, Hon. IIDA, an award-winning author, designer and renowned consultant on accessibility and aging, will present this free public lecture on “Residential Design for Health and Longevity.”


Imagine your home as a place for regeneration, a sanctuary for healing the wounds of the outside world. It is clean, not cluttered and unmanageable. It prevents disease and injury and restores you when the inevitable occurs. It regenerates you on a daily basis, supporting good sleep, encouraging exercise and making it fun to do healthy cooking.

That’s a lot to ask of a house, but it can be done.

About the speaker

Leibrock is the principal and founder of Easy Access to Health, LLC, in Livermore, Colorado, which offers consulting services in patient-centered design, planning for independent living, product analysis and judiciary witness services. She gives keynote presentations and workshops internationally, including for many Fortune 500 companies. She has served as a lobbyist for people with mental disabilities, as a judiciary witness in code compliance and accessibility cost estimation and as a research associate at Colorado State University.

For nearly 20 years, Leibrock has taught courses in the architecture department at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and has conducted healthcare design research in Scandinavia, Northern Europe and Japan. She is the author of “Design Details for Health” and “Beautiful Barrier Free: A Visual Guide to Accessibility” and coauthor of “Beautiful Universal Design” with James Evan Terry. She has twice been awarded the American Society of Interior Designers’ Joel Polsky Prize for literature.


October 11, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
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2520 Osborn Drive
Ames, IA 50011-1046 United States
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