Joel Solkoff USA, Disability Access Design Issues, Mobility in Buildings, Architects

Joel Solkoff – Disability Access Issues

Occasional Guest Editor at e-architect – architectural articles

Joel Solkoff, Penn State

Joel Solkoff writing on US Disability Access Issues

Joel Solkoff is a research assistant at the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State.

Joel Solkoff
photo by Kathy Forer

He writes on housing for the disabled and elderly and on his experiences as with cancer at www.joelsolkoff.com

Joel Solkoff is a disability consumer consultant. He served as a consultant to two Chairmen of the Securities and Exchange Commission—the first a Democrat and the second a Republican.

He is the author of The Politics of Food.

He is currently working on a report for the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center (PHRC) on renovating existing housing for individuals with mobility disabilities. Solkoff is co-authoring the report with Dr. Ali Memari, Director of the PHRC, who also holds the Bernard and Henrietta Hankin Chair of Residential Construction at the Department.

Architecture Column by Joel Solkoff

Joel’s Column Vol. II, Number 1
If I were an architect eager to launch my career in the U.S., I would focus on three states:

Texas, California, and Florida
The Crescent
photo : The Crescent a 1938 Art Deco hotel, Henry Hohauser architect, photo courtesy of the City of Miami Beach, Florida
Joel Solkoff Column Vol. II, Number 1
The notorious bank robber Willie Sutton was asked why he robbed banks. “Because that is where the money is.” Despite the incredibly exciting renewal taking place in New York City, the reality is that the wealth and power in the United States has shifted. The wealth and power in the U.S. now resides in the West and in the South. With that shift has come opportunities for architects in such states such as Texas, California, and Florida.

Architecture Articles by Joel Solkoff

Recent Architectural Articles + Videos, chronological:

Low-cost Housing for the Elderly
American Housing
image © Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, 2008
Oct 13, 2013
Low-cost Housing for the Elderly
The author looks at housing access issues, from the low proportion of housing that is wheel chair accessible to the requirement of elderly individuals to spiritually uplifting laces such as museums.

Renzo Piano Building in New York – Videos
Part 2 of 3: Giorgio Bianchi
Sep 26, 2013

Part 1 of 3: Giorgio Bianchi interview
Sep 26, 2013

Giorgio Bianchi is interviewed about his role in executing Renzo Piano’s J.P. Morgan Library and Museum Building, New York City, USA

Renzo Piano Exhibition in New York – Video
Joel Solkoff visits the Gagosian Gallery, NYC, which kindly arranged for him to visit the Renzo Piano exhibit after it had closed.

Morgan Library and Museum Disability Architecture
Morgan Library Building Site
photo by permission of Robert Silman Structural Engineering, New York, New York
Aug 24, 2013, updated Oct 18, 2013
Morgan Library and Museum Disability Architecture
Library and Museum in New York City, USA, by Renzo Piano Building Workshop – article by Joel Solkoff for e-architect

J.P. Morgan Library and Museum Building, New York City, USA
Morgan Library and Museum
photo by Michel Denancé, provided by permission of the Morgan Library and Museum
J.P. Morgan Library and Museum Building : part 1 – Jul 15, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
+
J.P. Morgan Library Museum : part 2
Jul 15, 2013

J.P. Morgan Library and Museum Access
J.P. Morgan Library and Museum Access
May 20, 2013

Disability Access Architecture
Disability Access
photo from author
Disability Access Architecture
Mar 18, 2013

Disability Access Design
Stairs and Ramps
photo by author
Disability Access Design
Feb 27, 2013

Contact Joel Solkoff by e-mail: joel(at)e-architect.com

Joel Solkoff is based in the Borough of State College where Penn State is located. He is a research assistant at the Department of Architectural Engineering.

Solkoff is the author of Learning to Live Again: My Triumph Over Cancer, available on his site www.joelsolkoff.com

American Architecture

American Architects

Museum Buildings

Renzo Piano Building Workshop

American Buildings

Comments / photos for the Joel Solkoff USA – Disability Access Design in Buildings page welcome

Website: Architecture