Edward Steinfeld

University at Buffalo


Edward Steinfeld, ArchD, AIA is a registered architect and gerontologist with special interests in universal design, accessibility, and design for the lifespan. He is a SUNY Distinguished Professor of Architecture at the University at Buffalo, where he has been on the faculty since 1978. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University (1968) and a Masters in Architecture and Doctorate in Architecture from the University of Michigan (1969 and 1972). He is the founding Director of the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA), a leading center of excellence in universal design. Dr. Steinfeld is the Project Director of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Universal Design and the Built Environment grant and co-director of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Accessible Public Transportation grant. He has over 100 publications and 3 patents. Many of his publications are key references in the fields of accessible and universal design. He was a co-author of Universal Design: Creating Inclusive Environments. Dr. Steinfeld serves as a consultant to government and industry. He has received many awards, including the James Haecker Award for Distinguished Leadership in Architectural Research from the Architectural Research Centers Consortium, and a Distinguished Professor Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.