Congratulations to Katie Denis on her appointment as a Massachusetts Architectural Access Board (MAAB) member. The MAAB “… develops and enforces regulations designed to make public buildings accessible to, functional for, and safe for use by persons with disabilities.” Her dedication and expertise will benefit the MAAB and the state, and we wish her the […]
KMA was proud to assist Storm King with its newest site-specific commission, the design and installation of Martin Puryear’s Lookout. You can learn more about the project and hear from Puryear about his inspiration and process in Ted Loos’s New York Times piece, “Brick by Brick, a Sculpture at Storm King, by Way of Africa.”
Don’t miss KMA’s workshop, Multifamily Housing Accessibility, with Katie Denis, Senior Associate, and Lisa Pilorz, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Principal. This session will focus on the health and welfare components of multifamily housing projects and review the state and federal accessibility requirements in Massachusetts. When: August 1, 2023, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Where: In-Person […]
KMA enjoyed working with the Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester team this May to put the final exterior touches on a new affordable home in Sturbridge. In this case, we moved a lot of dirt! This is the second time that KMA has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity for a day. We thoroughly enjoy working hard […]
Josh recently joined Sarah Lawson and Bruce Irving on their podcast, the Builder’s Notebook, to discuss aging in place. Check it out! You can stream the episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Podcasts.
This winter, KMA is participating in the Shoebox Project for Women. The Shoebox Project for Women collects and distributes gift-filled Shoeboxes to women affected by homelessness in communities across the United States. Each Shoebox is filled with items valued at $50 that can reduce isolation and enhance self-worth. Our shoeboxes will go to Rosie’s Place […]
An interview with Josh Safdie about our recent work with Storm King Art Center and “capital-A Accessibility” and “lowercase-a Accessibility” was featured in last week’s Guardian. Please read Megan Mayhew Bergman’s piece “Can a museum embody environmental justice?” to learn more.
Josh Safdie, KMA’s Managing Principal, recently spoke with Lauren Zumbach from Story by JP Morgan about aging-in-place and simple upgrades that can improve accessibility in residential buildings. Read the full piece here, “The over-65 rental market is set to grow 75% by 2040. These 5 upgrades can boost appeal without breaking the bank.”
Josh Safdie spoke with Deborah Baldwin from This Old House Magazine about how to create a home to age in place. This article is available online and in the print version of the Fall 2021 This Old House Magazine.
Josh Safdie spoke with Janice Randall Rohlf from Reviewed about what renovations a homeowner should prioritize if they plan on aging in place. Read “Renovating Your Bath? Consider these things if you’re 55-Plus.”