Principal Specialist Universal Access and Design
Elise, a registered Occupational Therapist, completed her Masters at AUT focussing on Universal Design in the built environment. Universal design aims to create places and spaces that everyone can use. It is a process of designing for diversity including ability, age and cultural context. Elise is part of Auckland Council’s Design Review Panel reviewing major projects such as the Karangahape Road Streetscape and the City Rail Link. She is also involved in developing the Universal Design Hub of the Auckland Design Manual, which provides practical universal design solutions for planners, designers and property developers.