The concept for the re-design of Parkside Apartments as universally-designed spaces for those 55 and older is based on the idea that useful can be beautiful. Many things in our world are beautiful as well as functional. I have chosen the lavender plant to symbolize this concept. Lavender is beautiful to the eyes, a pleasing aroma, and multifaceted in its healing attributes. This theme will be seen in the design through the use of various products of universal design.