Redesigning the Classic Teaching Lectern

Sponsored by Steelcase, Inc.

Project Overview

We are the Steelcase Universal Lectern senior design team. For this project, our team is tasked with designing a lectern for Steelcase, Inc. that could potentially be manufactured and sold. The goal of this project is to design a lectern that provides improved access and usability to people with and without disabilities. In order to provide this level of accessibility, our team will be applying principles of universal design, and also complying with 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.


International office furniture company
Corporate Headquarters- Grand Rapids, Michigan


The design team would like to thank:

  • Steelcase Inc. for their generous financial support that made this project possible

Technical Advisors

Professor Bryan Cooperrider

Contact: (928) 523 - 4613


S. Lanterman

Contact: (928) 523 - 3575

Last Update: 5/3/2012