John P Salmen

Universal Designers Consultants Inc.


John P.S. Salmen, AIA, president of Universal Designers & Consultants Inc., and publisher of the Universal Design Newsletter, is a licensed architect who has specialized in barrier free and universal design for more than 30 years. Salmen is an expert in the technical aspects of US accessibility regulations and an international leader in the field of Universal Design. He testified during the development of the ADA, represented the American Hotel and Lodging Association and the American Institute of Architects on the ADAAG Review Committee and has been a voting member of the ANSI A117 Committee for over 10 years. Salmen is a recognized leader in the emerging field of Universal Design. He is a member of the Global Universal Design Commission. For over 5 years he has served as an advisor to the Universal Design Education Project, and is on the Advisory Board for the Center for Universal Design. He served as a commissioner on the Montgomery County Maryland Commission on People with Disabilities and sponsored the 1998 international conference on universal design: Designing for the 21st Century. John feels himself fortunate to be able to be passionate about his job.