Kéroul, a non-profit organization devoted to developing tourism and culture for disabled people, keenly applauds the appointment of architect Pierre Richard to the Board of Directors of the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ).
Having someone on the RBQ Board who is competent and familiar with the needs of disabled people was recommended by Kéroul and the Regroupement pour l’accessibilité des établissements commerciaux et d’affaires du Québec (RAECAQ).
Mr. Richard has notable credentials:
- A member of the Ordre des architectes since 1984 and an expert in universal design, he was a member of the National Research Council of Canada’s standing committee on obstacle-free access from 1990 to 1997, and the RBQ advisory committee from 1992 to 2005.
- Pierre Richard founded Société Logique and directed it for five years.
- Archiconcept Inc., which he founded in 1990, provides expertise in universal accessibility and adaptation for the needs of people with a mobility impairment.
- Pierre Richard has worked with Kéroul in evaluating the implementation of accessibility projects in underground Montréal.
Kéroul and the RAECAQ recommended that someone with in-depth knowledge of the needs of disabled people be appointed to the RBQ Board. The appointment of this architect with expertise in universal accessibility will help with the updating of standards and the legislative and regulatory framework supporting improved access to newly constructed or renovated buildings in Quebec for people with disabilities.
Source: Lyne Ménard, Kéroul