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Dr Lesley McIntyre was awarded a RIBA Research Trust Award to collate and write the monograph of Selwyn Goldsmith and this article presents a summary of this research. (Philip) Selwyn Goldsmith, Architect, Researcher and Author, worked relentlessly throughout his life to provide understanding for access and inclusion within architectural design. Author of several influential books, he was the first Architect to receive the Harding Award for services to disabled people and will always be remembered as the Early Accessibility Pioneer and the Grandfather of Universal Design. Throughout his professional life, Selwyn challenged what he termed as ‘institutional discrimination’ of the buildings that placed barriers in the way of people who wanted to use them. He regularly worked with HRH Prince Charles, as part of the Prince of Wales Advisory Group on Disability, and travelled all over the world giving lectures focused on ‘access for everyone’ instead of just ‘access for the disabled’.

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May 20th, 2016

UNESCO City of Design Festival and ME

(Image Credit: http://www.dundeecityofdesign.com/) If you are in Dundee next Friday come along and hear my talk as part of the UNESCO […]

March 21st, 2016

Goldsmith: A Changemaker

As part of Parliament Week 2015 ( a programme of events and activities that connects people across the UK with […]

September 1st, 2015

Dementia Design School, Stirling.

I am excited to announce that I will be attending the Dementia Design School in Stirling in September for an […]

April 30th, 2015

The Selwyn Goldsmith Monograph

I was awarded a Royal Institute of British Architect’s (RIBA) Research Trust Award to write and research a monograph focused on a […]

April 24th, 2015

Research Panel Member: ‘Engaging the Public with Research’

As part of a Organisational and Professional Development (OPD) working lunch entitled ‘Engaging the Public with Research’ I was invited to be part […]

April 24th, 2015

Design for Wellbeing

Design for wellbeing: Innovative research methods for understanding older people’s everyday mobility. There is wide recognition that the design of […]

April 1st, 2015

Cafe Science: ‘Voices from Care Homes: Gathering evidence for better building design’

I was honoured to be asked to give a presentation about the work I am doing as part of BESiDE […]

March 27th, 2015

Presentation Preparation (and dealing with nerves).

I am currently writing away and designing my slides for my next talk (at Cafe Science) and have been searching […]

March 27th, 2015

My interview with Wave 102 about my Cafe Science Talk

‘Voices from Care Homes: Gathering evidence for better building design’ I was recently interviewed by a lovely reporter on  Wave 102 about […]

January 12th, 2015

Day Project: Drawing by a Sense of Touch

  Architects and designers are visual learners…. I think this is a huge understatement. I have found it to be […]