Calfee, Halter and Griswold is proud to host North Coast Community Homes’ 2017 annual meeting at its downtown Cleveland office building on Thursday, January 26. North Coast Community Homes is committed to the development and maintenance of safe, comfortable and affordable housing of high quality for individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness and other disabilities. The meeting will explore the future of Accessible Design, and how it can empower people with disabilities as well as the growing number of people facing age-related lifestyle decisions. Attendees will hear from architectural industry professionals that are leading the way in specialized design for varied developmental disabilities. During an interactive panel discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to ask panelists questions and foster dynamic conversation surrounding design challenges and forward-thinking design ideas and real world applications. Panelists include: Cornelia C. (Cee Cee) Hodgson • Cleveland architect guided by the principle that environments affect people’s behavior. Cornelia is a founding member of the Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments, and an industry leader in senior living. Deborah Pierce • Noted architect and author of the best-selling book, The Accessible Home: Designing for All Ages & Abilities is called a “terrific guide” by the Wall Street Journal, and creates ways to make accessibility functional, beautiful, and empowering. Doug Steidl • Recently retired Dean of the Kent State University School of Architecture and Environmental Design. Doug, who is also the former National President of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), was the driving force behind KSU’s internationally acclaimed $50 million CAED headquarters building, with innovative design features that act as a bridge between the university and city.