Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:00 – 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:00 – 4:30 pm

Understanding the Philosophy and Principles of Universal Design

   Universal design: making places and products safe and accessible for everyone

   History of barriers in built environments

   Beyond barrier removal

Designing Entryways and Promoting Interior Mobility

   Accessibility from parking areas and garages

   Design of home entryways

   Room-to-room mobility

   Options for new construction and renovations

Universal Kitchen Design

   Considering the needs and abilities of all generations

   Kitchen functions and floorplans

   Designing for food preparation and clean up

   Designing storage

   Accessible dining areas

Universal Bath Design

   Meeting the goals of safety and accessibility

   Bathroom sizing and layout

   Tub and shower design

   Placing sinks and vanities

   Toilet accessibility

Accessible Outdoor Living

   Designing porches and decks

   Designing patios, pathways and paving

   Enabling outdoor recreation

Reviewing Universal Home Designs

   Universal design for small spaces

   Single-story homes

   Multi-story residences

   Codes, standards and resources



     6.5 HSW CE Hours
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers

     6.5 PDHs

Construction Contractors

     Voluntary CE Opportunity

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 6.5 continuing education hours/PDHs to professional engineers in all states.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Courses approved by the AIA qualify for New Jersey architects.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved sponsor in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.

Contrary to previous promotional brochures, HalfMoon Education is no longer seeking course approval for New Jersey interior designers.

This course offers a continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Hope Zimmerman

Zimmerman Architects

Hope and Faith Zimmerman, licensed architects and sought after speakers, run Zimmerman Architects, in Denville, New Jersey. After graduating first and second in their class, they went on to start their own, now 25-year old, firm where they specialize in custom residential projects of all sizes. They were featured guests on the TV show, “New Directions for Women” and their published works include a featured project in a nationally-distributed coffee-table picture book, Waterfront Homes, as well as projects in numerous magazines and newspapers. To find out more visit or call 973.625.4001. When you work with Zimmerman Architects, you are Building with Hope and Faith.