Going beyond Aging in Place and Universal Design
These are the professionals who represent and guide the future of home design.
They incorporate the best principles of universal design, aging-in-place, multi-generational living, wellness, and accessibility.
As a recent graduate said, "It is just the right thing to do."
Certified Living In Place Professionaltm (CLIPPtm) graduates include architects, home builders, home remodelers, contractors, kitchen & bath, and interior designers who have learned how to design, build, and remodel homes for people of all abilities. Medical professionals, including occupational therapists, physical therapists, and caregivers learn how to assist their clients in modifying their homes to reflect their accessibility needs and work directly with housing professionals. Just announced! There are now two ways to become a Certified Living in Place Professional! Click HERE to learn more.
Living In Place Associatestm (LIPAtm) include real estate, finance, legal, product manufacturers and suppliers, all learn how to network and bring solutions to every home, for all needs and ages, now and for the future.
Home & Accessibility Trade Speciaiststm (HATStm) are the professionals who work in homes every day to bring designs to life and to support both the CLIPP and LIPA team members.
A designer, author, educator and mentor, Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, CLIPP, CAPS was an influential figure in the 1980s in her role as director of educational services for the NKBA, as a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD) and principal of Ellen Cheever & Associates. In 2018, she donated the body of her professional work to the Virginia Tech Apparel, Housing and Resource Management department, titled, “The Ellen Cheever Kitchen & Bath Collection 1971-2018.” The library is housed within the Virginia Tech Center for Real Life Design, on the campus in Blacksburg, Va.