Auckland Design Office
Principal Specialist Universal Access and Design
Auckland Design Office, Auckland Council Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau
Elise Copeland is a registered Occupational Therapist who completed her Masters of Health Science at the Auckland University of Technology focussing on universal design in the built environment. Elise, as Principal Specialist Universal Access and Design in the Auckland Design Office, has been a part of Auckland Council Project’s Design Review Panel for major projects such as the City Rail Link. Elise collaborates with a wide range of disability organisations to support better practice in universal design. The Auckland Design Manual’s Universal Design Hub features New Zealand and international resources for architects, designers and property developers to incorporate universal design into their next project.