Brickhouse Design Group also known as Todd Brickhouse Accessibility Associates.
Todd Brickhouse, President
For over 41 years, Brickhouse Design Group has provided architectural and design services to private clients, various New York State agencies and insurance companies working with individuals who are physically challenged or aging in place. Our goal is to assist our clients to live an independent, empowered life by selecting the right providers of mobility products and services to meet their individual needs.
Sept 1992- June 2001
Hadley-Brickhouse Accessibility Associates, Inc. , Executive Vice President
We were a 35 person company with 6 million dollars a year in sales and construction. Our services included architectural drawings and home modifications for the physically challenged and senior persons. This enabled our customers to lead a more independent life. We participated in several national home shows a year which illustrated our services.
June 1982-Sept 1992
Hygeia Medical Supply and Hygeia Design Co., Inc.
Director and Co-Founder of “Hygeia’s Accessibility House”
Showcased barrier-free design concepts and highly enabling products for persons with disabilities. The house opened up to the general public in January 1983 and was the first of its kind in the country. We averaged 2000 visitors a year from around the world.
May 1973- June 1982
Dorsch/ Sunrise Surgical & Orthopedic Companies
I worked in the field of prosthetics and orthopedics constructing artificial limbs and braces. I worked with physicians and serviced several clinics from Long Island to upstate New York.
My undergraduate work was in Art & Biology.
Mastering Multiple Sclerosis: Handbook of Management by John K. Wolf (Editor), Todd Brickhouse (Editor), Margaret Miles (Editor) Academy Books; Large Print edition (June 1996)
eOculus Newsletter-Reports From The Field, Ability Not Disability by Anne Lefferson, IIDA Event: Symposium on Inclusive Design: Accessible Residential Environments. Location: New York School of Interior Design 3/31/07-4/01/07. Featured in Article: Hygeia’s Accessibility House
Interior Design Article, 1991 FDR Memorial Home Design Todd Brickhouse worked on Franklin D. Roosevelt’s memorial home, specifically the bedroom and den, with noted International Interior Designer, Katherine Stephens in 1983.
The name of the exhibit was “A MAN FOR OUR TIME” Franklin Roosevelt Barrier Free Den / Bedroom.This was sponsored by the International Society of Interior Designers. The exhibit was located at the Sara Delano Roosevelt Memorial House at 47-49 East 65th Street in New York City from October 3, 1983- October 31, 1983 to benefit the March of Dimes.
May 10-13, 1989
SPACE RESOURCES TO IMPROVE LIFE ON EARTH
Proceedings of the Ninth Annual International Space Development Conference at Princeton/AIAA/SSI. Published Lecture on Multiple Vehicle Low Orbit Bases-Mobile Emergency Trauma Hospital, Todd Brickhouse
April 5-7, 1988
Symposium on Lunar Bases and Space Activities of the 21st Century held at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas; Sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
RMF (Reverse Mortgage Funding), January 4, 2017
Consulted with the “Strategic Business Development Leader” to discuss ideas for marketing to seniors, 62 and older, on the benefits of making a portion of your home equity, liquid. These funds can be used to provide accessible renovations for a family member while still maintaining ownership.
Stony Brook University & AARP, December 20, 2016
Technological Products and Services for your home as you “Age in Place” will provide you with the most current ways to interact with many providers of service; from ordering your groceries to speaking with your family doctor. Companies such as Verizon and Cablevision will offer new packages with your cable services that will allow you to speak with a concierge live on your television, who can remind you to take your meds or assist you with planning your day.
Stony Brook University (RRAMP LAB), November 7, 2016
We met with the Dean of the School of Health and Technology and the Director of Rehabilitation Research Movement Performance Laboratory (RRAMP, Lab). It was a very interesting meeting about this advanced rehabilitation facility and the future plans to develop a “Fitness Center” that will cater to everyone, including those with physical challenges, by providing fitness equipment to allow persons to do their workouts from a wheelchair.
Diversity Partners, LLC., Accessibility Engineering & Product Development, 2002-2004
I developed the Adapt-Ability Program for the Hotel Motel and Resort Industry. Developed accessible products and assisted in the selection and use of these items for persons with disabilities. We worked with Avis Car Rental Company in their National Avis Access Program as well as Cendant and Neutrogena Companies.