Accessible housing for disabled veterans was the focus of a design competition among students in the Florida State University Interior Design program. Forty students participated in the competition, which was informed by interviews with an FSU student veteran who had been seriously injured in Afghanistan. Tallahassee nonprofit Graceful Solutions for Aging (GSA) sponsored the competition and winners will be announced:
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Veterans and others with serious disabilities require housing that is not just accessible but also allows for physical therapy and rehabilitation.
Lisa Waxman, professor and department chair of interior design at Florida State, said,
Criteria for the competition included thoughtful space planning, attention to accessibility, and the creation of an uplifting design that eases the transition to life for veterans with a serious injury.
Judges for the competition included:
The competition also received support from the Student Veterans Center at Florida State. Graceful Solutions for Aging is a Tallahassee-based nonprofit founded in 2012 and dedicated to affordable, accessible housing for seniors and persons with disabilities.