Jon Sanford, M.Arch.
Director, Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA)
Jon Sanford is Director of CATEA and a Senior Research Scientist and Adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture. He has been at CATEA since 2002 where he has served as the Co-Director of the NIDRR-funded, RERC on Workplace Accommodations, which was recently refunded for a second five-year cycle. In addition to his work at GA Tech, Jon has served as a Research Architect at the Rehab R&D Center, Atlanta VA for the past 21 years where he is widely recognized as one of the nation's leading experts on environment and technologies to enable older adults to age successfully in the community. Jon is currently teaching at the graduate level in the Industrial Design Program and serves on numerous committees, including the Emory IRB, expert/advisory panels, professional associations, and editorial boards. He has numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters that deal with issues on environment and aging, universal design, applicability of accessibility codes for older adults and workplace accommodations. He is currently writing a book on Universal Design to be published in 2009 by Springer, Inc. On April 15, 2008, he received the Research Achievement Award from the College of Architecture.
He received both this Bachelors and Masters in Architecture at Georgia Tech's College of Architecture.