AOTA Conference 2016 in Chicago- OT Home Modification Fieldtrip to Wheelchair Accessible Home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

Universal/accessible design of the home from an occupational therapy and a construction perspective. This blog is part of a quest for cool, convenient, functional design that makes life safer, easier, and as maintenance-free as possible. It's about the lifestyle.

Global Network of Home Modification Professionals
Chicago Home Modification Business Adventure Tour
Of the Frank Lloyd Wright Wheelchair Accessible House
Day before the AOTA Conference
Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Everyone is invited to join us.  Link to sign-up to be posted by Monday, Feb. 1.

8:30 am:  Welcome aboard.  Meet at the Chicago Hilton (AOTA Conference headquarters) to board the bus to the Frank Lloyd Wright, Laurent House.

On the way:

8:45 am:  Fred Sammons will be telling his story of how he became an entrepreneur and built his multi-million dollar business.

10:45 am:  Tour of the wheelchair accessible house Frank Lloyd Wright designed.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Laurent House in Rockford, Illinois. It is the only building ever designed by the famed architect for a person with a disability. Kenneth and Phyllis Laurent commissioned and lived in the home from 1952 until early 2012. It was then acquired by the Laurent House Foundation and added to the National Register of Historic Places.

This iconic single-story Usonian home was designed decades ahead of ADA accessibility requirements. The Laurent House features a solar hemicycle footprint, patio, fishpond, carport, and outdoor connectivity to the natural landscape. The modest home was built with Chicago Common Brick and Red Tidewater Cypress and much of the labor and materials were sourced locally from Rockford.
1:00 pm:  Lunch at the GreenFire restaurant which is a bustling American-Contemporary farm restaurant, bar and bakery.  Offering tasty seasonal, natural & organic cuisine.  All of the food is cooked in their state of the art Wood Stone ovens. Greenfire brings you some of the finest foods available anywhere and goes to great depths and search the world to find them.

2:30 pm: Ride home from Chicago, please post if you have something  you'd like to have a discussion on.

* Limited to 55 participants
* $200.00 per person to cover costs-lunch may be discounted or included or out-of-pocket depending on final costs for the trip.

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