Ronald Lawrence Mace (1941-1998)


Mace, Ronald Lawrence

Personal Information

Birth/Death:    AIA notified of decease 8/7/1998
Occupation:    American architect
Location (state):    NC

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AIA Affiliation

Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 1973-decease
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) 1988

Biographical Sources

Biographical information:
Contributed by North Carolina State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center:
Ronald L. Mace was a nationally and internationally recognized architect, product designer, and educator whose design philosophy provided a design foundation for a more usable world. He coined the term "universal design" to describe the concept of designing products and the built environment to serve the needs of people regardless of their age, ability, or status in life.

Related Records

Archival Holdings

The American Institute of Architects Archives
      Membership file may contain membership application, Fellowship nomination, related correspondence. Contact the AIA Archives at archives@aia.org for further information.
North Carolina State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center
Collection Number: MC 260
Ronald L. Mace Papers, 1974-1998, bulk 1980-1998
Collection documents Ronald Mace's work as an architect, designer, consultant, and educator, as well as an advocate for the rights of the disabled. The collection reflects work produced from 1974 to 1998, with the bulk of the material from 1980 to 1990. The records include correspondence, project reports, architectural drawings, videos, and publications. Much of the material reflects Mace's work as a consultant with BFE, Inc.
Link to online finding aid at: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/findingaids/mc00157/