Universal Design
Demonstration Home CRDA
North Carolina Ave., Atlantic City, NJ

ADLER provided civil engineering and surveying services for this project, which consisted of the construction of a demonstration home for universal design features, accessible entrances and routes throughout the site, elevated entrance walkway via backfill and landscaping so as to disguise the accessible walk, and creation of a landscaped reflection garden.  The Universal Design features and concept to be utilized in this demonstration home were designed and coordinated with the assistance of North Carolina State University Center for Universal Design, a CRDA sub-consultant who specializes in Universal Design features, and AARP.  

ADLER performed and prepared:

·          Property survey

·          Consolidation plan

·          Civil engineering design

·          Site development design

·          Landscape architecture

·          Structural engineering for retaining wall/ utility supports

·          Geotechnical investigation

·          Expert testimony to the City Planning Board.  

·          Designed site grading and access routes in accordance with Universal Design Principals

·          Designed healing gardens and landscape architecture consisting of counseling areas and private meditation areas

Throughout this project, ADLER interacted and coordinated design services with other design sub-consultants, CRDA project managers, the construction manager, and the N.C. State University Center for Universal Design.

This project was approved by the City Planning Board, fully permitted, and is currently under construction.








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