About Us

Members of the Northwest Universal Design Council (NWUDC) seek to promote the incorporation of universal design principles, products, and processes that enable everyone, regardless of age or ability to “live actively by design.” Our mission is to educate others to recognize, own, and promote good design for everyone,. We offer resources to illustrate options and empower people. 

Age Friendly Seattle logoThe NWUDC aims to educate, discuss, plan, collaborate, and promote Universal Design into new built environments. All members serve on a volunteer basis. We include real estate brokers, interior designers, architects of all types, builders, developers, city planners, affordable housing professionals, technology experts, transportation experts, community advocates and people with other backgrounds.  The NWUDC receives staff support from Aging and Disability Services—the Area Agency on Aging for Seattle-King County—and Age Friendly Seattle

the NWUDC regularly holds educational forums, happy-hours, demonstrations, and other events in the greater Seattle area. Notices are sent to subscribers of the NWUDC Email List and shared here on our website. 

For information about past and upcoming events, see our News and Events page. 

We also hold virtual Steering Committee meetings each month, which are open to the public. To receive meeting details email us. 

NWUDC Brochure: Environments for All

NWUDC History and Accomplishments: COMING SOON!