May 16, 2016
President Barack Obama has appointed Shelley Siegel, FASID of Lake Worth, Florida to the U.S. Access Board.
In announcing the appointment, the President stated, “I am confident that this experienced and hardworking individuals will help us tackle the important challenges facing America, and I am grateful for her service. I look forward to working with her.”
Siegel is the founder and president of Universal Design and Education Network, an interior design firm that specializes in universal design in residential and commercial projects. She has also been consulting designer of the Siegel Design Group, Inc. since 1972. Siegel is a Fellow of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and a member of the Design Alliance for Accessible Sustainable Environments. She is a long time member of NFPA’s Building Systems Technical Committee that is responsible for seven chapters of NFPA 5000® Building Construction and Safety Code®. She previously served as a member of the Advisory Panel for the ASID National Universal Design Program, the Florida Coordinating Council on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Florida Department of Cultural Affairs ADA Advisory Board. She succeeds the late Michael Graves, FAIA as Board member.