Disabilities and Age-in-Place Home Designs

HUD Miller Collins Tzeng

Funded by Housing and Urban Development (HUD), an interdisciplinary research team led by PI Justin Miller, Co-PI Wesley Collins, and Co-PI Shu-Wen Tzeng is creating designs and a phone app to assist people with disabilities and those seeking to age in place.

The overarching goal is to enhance the capacity for independent living among people with disabilities and those seeking to age in place through new and existing home design solutions that are affordable, sustainable, and capable of adaptation to meet individual needs. The app, called ADAPT, focuses primarily on assisting people to adapt their homes to accommodate disabilities.

Justin Miller is Associate Professor of Architecture at Auburn’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture; Wesley Collins is Assistant Professor at Auburn’s McWhorter School of Building Science and Shu-Wen Tzeng is Associate Professor of Industrial Design at Auburn’s School of Industrial and Graphic Design.