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Danise Levine, AIA, CAPS

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Assistant Director, IDeA Center
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Danise Levine, AIA, CAPS, is a Registered Architect and the Assistant Director of the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA). She is also the Director of both the Home Modifications and Architectural Services Programs. Ms. Levine holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York and a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University at Albany, State University of New York.

She has more than 25 years of architectural practice experience and has expertise in the areas of ADA compliance, accessible design, home modifications and universal design. Her experience includes architectural design for residential and commercial buildings, home modifications, ADA compliance audits, accessibility and universal design assessments, feasibility studies, and post occupancy evaluations.

As part of the Home Modifications Service Program, Ms. Levine has been responsible for designing over 800 home modification projects to improve the living environments for people with disabilities and older adults looking to age in place. Also, she was previously part of a design team with renowned architect Michael Graves and other experts that completed two newly constructed, universally designed homes for wounded veterans at Fort Belvoir, VA. The goal was to create a new model for universally designed housing that could be used at military bases throughout the country. Ms. Levine has made numerous presentations and conducted online webinars on universal design, accessibility and ADA compliance. She is also co-author of several publications, including books, articles, technical reports and multimedia presentations.

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