For Immediate Release
Grant Beck, Equal Rights Center, 202.370.3227
INNOVATIVE ARCHITECTURAL FIRM JOINS THE MULTIFAMILY HOUSING RESOURCE PROGRAM
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 20, 2013 Today the Equal Rights Center (ERC)—a national non-profit civil rights organization — announced that the architectural firm Devereaux and Associates has joined the ERC’s Multifamily Housing Resource Program (MHRP).
“The Equal Rights Center is proud to welcome Devereaux and Associates to the MHRP,” said Victoria Lanteigne, the ERC’s Corporate Partnerships and Training Program Manager. “As proven innovative architects the team at Devereaux and Associates has demonstrated a commitment to creating designs that promote accessibility and proved, once again, that providing equal opportunity is smart business.”
The McLean-based firm has been recognized as a frontrunner in the creation of innovative architectural concepts for residential, commercial, and recreational projects. With designs highlighting “visitability” and quality in space and form, Devereaux and Associates have had their architectural projects featured in publications such as the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.
The MHRP is a proactive collaboration between the ERC and industry leaders in multi-family housing development, construction, and management, as well as architectural firms with design expertise, and product or service vendors and subcontractors. With a mission to increase the number of residential housing units in the United States that are accessible to people with disabilities, the MHRP relies upon best practices and employee training.
Devereaux and Associates is the 14th member of the MHRP and joins accessibility firm Steven Winter Associates, Inc. and major multifamily developers, including AvalonBay Communities, The Bozzuto Group, Camden Property Trust, Kettler, The JBG Companies and Trammell Crow Residential in multi-year commitments to work with the ERC to proactively improve and ensure accessibility in housing. Current MHRP members represent more than 600,000 housing units nationwide.
About the Equal Rights Center (www.equalrightscenter.org)
Originally formed in 1983, the Equal Rights Center (ERC) is a national non-profit civil rights organization based in Washington, D.C. With members located in every state and the District of Columbia, the ERC works nationally to promote equal opportunity in housing, employment, disability rights, immigrant rights, and access to public accommodations and government services for all protected classes under federal, state, and local laws.
About Devereaux and Associates (www.devereauxarch.com)
Devereaux and Associates is an architectural firm that has created award-winning land plans and architectural designs for residential, commercial and recreational projects. The firm is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.