ARCH 246 - Public Guest Lecture: Thea Kurdi

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Join the ARCH 246 class for a lecture by Thea Kurdi, DesignABLE, entitled  “Applying Accessible Design Beyond Checklists: Connecting the dots to ensure useability.



Thea Kurdi. Accessibility Specialist and Vice President at DesignABLE

Thea Kurdi has over 19 years of experience specializing in barrier-free and universal design for architectural projects of varying size and complexity. Thea has been an educator for her entire career, both with clients and for location and international conferences, but also with part-time teaching at Sheridan College where she taught AutoCAD, REVIT, Architectural History, Sustainable Design and Universal Design. She is frequently a guest speaker at lectures for design students, including at Waterloo School of Architecture, Ryerson University School of Architecture and George Brown College Interior Design. Thea has developed many different educational materials and resource information on accessibility for students and the design community at large.

Thea is registered with Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES) and is an affiliate member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). She was also the host of the award-winning Accessibility Edge radio show and a member of the RAIC’s Age Friendly Housing Task Force.

Thea has focused her career on helping clients understand what usable accessibility means, how universal design is better design for everyone, and how to achieve the Human Rights Code.