Rethinking Universal Design in Multifamily Projects

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This webinar is FREE for Multifamily Council members, Housing Credit Group Members (HCG Complimentary Member, HCG Builder Member, HCG Associate Member, and HCG Steering Committee Member) and 55+ Council Members until December 31, 2019. Log in to with your regular username and password, and the webinar price will be "$0" when added to your cart.

True Universal Design isn’t just about accessible design, it goes well beyond the Fair Housing Act. It’s about making the spaces we live in easier to use at all stages of life. From creative solutions that can make plugging in the vacuum easier, to bath accessories that are great looking but also work as a grab bar if needed, the NAHB webinar Rethinking Universal Design in Multifamily Projects will help designers and builders incorporate Universal Design into their living environments. 

Universal Design doesn’t have to cost any more than standard construction if you incorporate the concepts in the initial design. In Rethinking Universal Design in Multifamily Projects we’ll cover the three levels of Universal Design: the must-haves, the desired options and the budget-stretching premium features. As the homebuilding industry begins to embrace “Total Wellness” as a differentiator, Universal Design is a key factor in that effort.

Rethinking Universal Design in Multifamily Projects will help you decide what new technologies are must-haves, and which might be overkill. From millennial apartments to active adult, single-family homes, incorporating Universal Design into your community can set you apart from the competition.

Participants in this webinar will learn:

  • How Universal Design goes beyond the Fair Housing Act.
  • About some of the best products that gracefully support Universal Design without saying ADA.
  • How Universal Design can help with sales and leasing without costing any more.

NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credits for the following 12 designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, MIRM.

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Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registration is open until 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Tuesday, November 12. To receive a refund, cancellations must also be submitted by 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) on Tuesday, November 12. After that date, no refunds will be issued. Cancellation requests must be submitted to Deborah Krat at

Manny Gonzalez

FAIA, LEED AP, KTGY Architecture + Planning

Manny Gonzalez is the managing principal for KTGY’s Los Angeles office. He is responsible for the design, land planning and production of residential and mixed-use developments throughout the U.S., including active adult and affordable multifamily communities as well as mixed-use residential, office and/or hotel/hospitality with retail.

In 2016 Mr. Gonzalez was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. Election to Fellowship recognizes not only his achievements as an individual architect but also his significant contributions to architecture and society on a national level. Mr. Gonzalez was also recognized in 2015 by Builder magazine for his legacy of delivering remarkable residential design with his induction into the prestigious Wm. S. Marvin Hall of Fame for Design Excellence.

During his more than 25 years of practice in residential development, Mr. Gonzalez has won numerous awards for his innovative designs including Gold Nugget, Best in American Living, NAHB Best of 55+ Housing and Pillars of Industry. Mr. Gonzalez also and received the LEED for Homes Multifamily Project of the Year Award for the Platinum certified community Primera Terra in Playa Vista, CA. Another LEED Platinum community designed by Mr. Gonzalez, Skylar at Playa Vista, recently won eight awards at the International Builders’ Show including a Special Innovation Award for its unique vertical triplex design. This is Mr. Gonzalez’s third Innovation Award. Mr. Gonzalez has been featured in Builder & Developer’s list of “Who’s Who in Home Building” for many years and Green Home Builder magazine awarded him 2012 “Architect of the Year” for his forward-thinking NetZero ABC Green Home design and his outstanding contributions to the home building industry. He was also recognized as NAHB’s inaugural “55+ Associate of the Year” at the 2016 International Builders’ Show.

Mr. Gonzalez has written and contributed to scores of articles on residential design and is the Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) chair for 55+ Housing online magazine and an EAB member for 50+ Builder magazine. Mr. Gonzalez has presented his observations and case studies to audiences at local, regional and national conferences as well as the 1st International Housing Conference of the Americas in Mexico City and was recently invited to speak at the International Symposium of Design of Senior Living in Qingdao, China. An eighth generation native of Los Angeles, Mr. Gonzalez loves to ski, golf and fly-fish when not working on new designs.


Rethinking Universal Design in Multifamily Projects
11/13/2019 at 2:00 PM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 11/15/2019
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