RIBA 2013 Education Yearbook

RIBA Trust: Selwyn Goldsmith (1932-2011) and the Architectural Model of Disability: A Retrospective of the Man and the Model

Affectionately known as the ‘Early Accessibility Pioneer’ and the ‘Grandfather of Universal Design’, Goldsmith, the first Architect to receive the Harding Award for his services to disabled people, led the way in providing understanding of disability within the context of Architecture. In this talk I discussed his life, architectural adventures and the implications of his most significant contribution to architecture, the Architectural Model of Disability. The  aim of the talk and the subsequent monograph is to re-awaken the central themes of the Architectural Model of Disability and relay them within forums of architecture and built environment design and theory.

Lesley J McIntyre, 2013, Gloster, D. Nunes, J [eds] ‘RIBA Trust: Selwyn Goldsmith (1932-2011) and the Architectural Model of Disability: A Retrospective of the Man and the Model’, RIBA 2013 Education Year Book, Royal Institute of British Architects, pages 106-109, ISBN 978-0-9564972-3-9

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