You Can Experience Barrier-Free Living

Work with a specialized, certified architect to design a fully accessible home that meets the needs of your entire family!

For over 25 years,  Adaptive Architecture has provided residential and commercial clients with personalized, quality architectural services. Having designed dozens of fully-accessible homes, Adaptive Architecture has developed a proprietary set of construction details that allows for houses to embrace the principles of Universal Design, while retaining a total residential feel.

First, we listen.

We’ll  interpret your vision and translate it into an architectural design that is beautiful, functional and accessible.  Along with talking to the family, we’ll meet with physicians and physical therapists to evaluate special needs. Together, we’ll research alternatives, share knowledge and imagine new ways to deliver a finished product that exceeds your goals.

We’re Here For You.

You have questions—we have answers. Let’s talk about your upcoming project. Contact us today.



Expert advice and stories about how we’ve helped people just like you.

Build or Remodel?

Find out what to consider as you make this decision


Building A Barrier Free Home

Gaby and Joe Mileti were living in their dream house – an English Tudor in New Rochelle, New York -- that they thought they would live in forever. It was the type of residence they

Design for Living

Bringing a newborn home from the hospital can come with stress for any parent. Coming home with twins can be double the stress. So what happens when you are the parents of a six- and

Accessibility on the Hudson River

On a quiet, tree-lined street in upstate New York, just minutes from the scenic Hudson River, sits a newly designed house nestled among typically older structures. While most people building a house from scratch would

A Home That Fits – Adapting Living Space to Ability

When 20-year-old Sophia Sanford and her parents made a move from Florida to suburban Atlanta, their highest priority was finding a home that would be wheelchair-accessible. “I was used to the flat landscape of Florida,”

To Remodel or To Build?

The question of remodeling an existing house to make it wheelchair accessible or building a new barrier-free house is a difficult decision. Here are some initial questions and considerations followed by a list of pros and

A Home for the Whole Family

Looking back at their previous housing situation, Laurie and Jeff Schutz can’t imagine how they ever survived. It wasn’t that long ago that the Schutz family of five was living in an 1,100 square foot,

The Gordon Family Builds an Accessible Home

Julie Gordon remembers the dozens of gouges in her hallway walls, the struggle to get her son from one room to the next, and the crowded feeling of not being able to breathe in her

Accessible Designs

Pearl and Reuven Rockford were living in a split-level home in Connecticut when their daughter, Dina, was eight years old. She was developmentally delayed and severely disabled due to an early childhood illness. Dina was

What Goes Into An Accessible Home?

Our team has put together a checklist of essential features.



Adaptive Architecture is widely recognized for consistent innovation at the highest level of design.

“If you have a special needs child, it’s really important to get an architect who has an expertise in dealing with special needs. There are so many things that could get messed up if you’re not using the right architect.”


Pearl Rockford

“Todd was amazing. He knew so much about accessible design and listened very carefully to what we were telling him.”


Julie Gordon

“A regular architect would not have a handle on all the details that go into a house like this. You need someone like Todd with an understanding of current and future needs.”


Ed Berger

“You need to have someone very familiar with the area of universal design. Todd Rosenblum already knew everything and could walk us through the whole process. It was great.”


Herb Bachelor

“Without the help of our architect, we would not have been able to achieve the kind of accessible home we now have, with all its warmth, created for our unique needs.”



Upstate New York

“Todd knows what he’s doing. He works with you on your ideas, but you know he has an immense amount of experience to help you make decisions about things you don’t understand.”


Jeff Schultz

“Not only was Todd responsible for the architectural drawings, but he was very involved in the actual building process. He was so easy to work with.”


Robert Forst

 Forst Contracting and Development

“I love my house.  It makes sense. It doesn’t look in any way institutional or antiseptic.”


Andrew Gordon

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