Most people go through their lives each day without being aware of the fact that virtually all of our built environments have been designed for a specific person. You may scoff, but it’s true!
“Okay then,” you say. “So tell me: who is this person?”
An able-bodied, right-handed young adult, with average height and weight, perfect sight and hearing, and the ability to verbally communicate their needs to another human being.
Shocking isn’t it?
When architect Aaron Murphy, founder of western Washington’s ADM Architecture, realized this, he knew he had to do something. He’d watched a beloved grandmother’s home stop working for her as her health deteriorated, and he’d learned about the exorbitant costs of assisted living. It was time to do some serious homework: he needed to figure out how he could leverage his education, architectural training, experience, and skill set to help Americans make their homes work better for them.
Aaron is based in Poulsbo, WA, and has over 15 years of experience in both commercial and residential design, permitting, and construction documents. Over the course of his career, he has been a part of designing and permitting projects of all types, styles, scopes, sizes, and budgets. Aaron is also a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS). Aging in Place is based on the concept that you should be able to stay in your home for the remainder of your life. Like all CAPS professionals, Aaron is trained in the unique needs of the older adult population, home modifications, remodeling projects, and solutions to common barriers. He believes that we can live a longer and happier life by staying in our own home as long as possible! Click here to find out more about the Aging in Place phenomenon.
Aaron has had a rich and exciting career. He’s a businessman, an entrepreneur, a public speaker, a philanthropist, and a doting dad. He strives for balance, and loves playing sports, reading widely, and working on his personal growth. Above all, he wants to provide an energetic and enjoyable environment for creating “wealth” in all avenues of life—spiritual, physical, mental, emotional, and financial. His motto? “Listening, Solving, Creating…’Architecture Without the Ego.’” Please join us on Solo Pro Radio this Wednesday at 11 AM PST/2 PM PST (or any time after that)—don’t miss Aaron’s story!