Cynthia Leibrock, School of Interior Design Lecture
November 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cynthia Leibrock, principal and founder of Easy Access to Health, will present a lecture at the LSU College of Art & Design at 5 p.m. on Monday, November 13, 2017, in the LSU Design Building Auditorium (room 103).
Leibrock, MA, ASID, Hon. IIDA, is an award-winning author, an international lecturer, and a designer with over 30 years of experience. Her mission is to improve the lives of older and disabled people through design.
Easy Access to Health, LLC, located in Livermore, Colorado, offers consulting services in patient-centered design, planning for independent living, product analysis, and judiciary witness services. Prominent projects include the Betty Ford Center, the UCLA Medical Center, automative interior design for Toyota, and a universal design exhibit in the Smithsonian (with Julia Child). Leibrock has also completed a showroom for the Kohler Company in which over a million consumers have learned about universal design, and a “living laboratory” in Fort Collins researching the environmental needs of older people.
Leibrock offers keynote presentations and workshops internationally, including multiple lectures for many of the Fortune 500 companies. She has served as a lobbyist for people with mental disabilities, as a judiciary witness in code compliance and accessibility cost estimation, and a research associate on the dean’s staff at Colorado State University. For the last 10 years she has taught courses in the architecture department at Harvard Graduate School of Design and has conducted healthcare design research in Scandinavia, Northern Europe, and Japan.
Numerous publications have resulted from her sponsored research including her books Design Details for Health, Beautiful Barrier Free: A Visual Guide to Accessibility, and Beautiful Universal Design, co-authored with James Evan Terry. Because of this work, she has twice been awarded the Polsky Prize for literature.