Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Room To Move.(Home & Real Estate)

Byline: Story by Glen Rosales For the Journal *Photographs by Aaron Wilson Of the Journal

With the homeowner and his wheelchair as design guides, David Waszak builds a free-flowing space

David Waszak had some trouble getting a handle on a project for a person who uses a wheelchair. So he spent a little time in the chair himself.

"There's no way I can ever understand or even simulate what it's like to be in a wheelchair," Waszak said. "I could never understand the day-to-day problems somebody goes through. But, I did want to at least get a feel for it."

Getting the design on that house in the Los Poblanos Orchards subdivision just right was so exacting that it took Waszak working hand-in-hand with the owner, Charles Romero a year to put it all down on paper. Then it took almost another year to see the project come to fruition.

But the result in the $1. …

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