Adam Thomas is acknowledged as a world leader in accessible kitchen design. He has established a reputation for innovative solutions that set the standard for those who follow.
Through years of personal experience and research Adam has developed a set of kitchen design principles that are transforming homes across the country. Adam has made it his ambition to increase independence for disabled people, enabling access for all by designing flexible, high quality kitchens that solve the problems no one else will tackle.
He works as a specialist consultant to a number of ground-breaking initiatives working towards disability equality in housing, and lectures and writes on this subject for newspapers and magazines. He is a regular speaker at Naidex CPD seminars and also works as an Expert Witness.
Notable achievements to date include:
- Head consultant for accessible kitchens at the Olympic Village legacy project 2013
- Head consultant for accessible kitchens at the Olympic Village 2012
- Regular speaker at the Naidex CPD Seminar Theatre, Birmingham
- Member of Lifetime Homes Review 2010 run by the department of Communities and Local Government
- Member of the technical advisory group (TAG) for Lifetime Homes 2009
- BSI Committee Member
- Designer, Naidex Future Lifestyles House 2008
- Winner of the inaugural ‘Designer Award for Accessible Kitchens 2006′, KBB Review Industry Awards
- Co-author of NHF ‘Standards and Quality in Development: ‘A Good Practice Guide’
- Co-author of LDA’s ‘Private Sector Wheelchair Housing Design Guide’ for the Mayor of London’s Housing Strategy
- Lobbyist for the Disability Discrimination Act 1995
- 32 years’ personal experience of disability
- Designing kitchens since 1980