The meeting was attended not only by the board members, but also by some staff members and a few active society members. The talk outlined the social design process by which a building could be created that incorporates many of the needs and preferences of building users, and illustrated the process with examples. A few days later, the chairman of the board called to negotiate a contract for programming the renovation of a retail electronics building the society was already in the process of acquiring (Figures 10-1-1 0-3). The call was welcome for two reasons. First, the opportunity to help design a building for a group of people with special needs would be more interesting than designing a building for a group of able-bodied persons. This project would call for clear design recommendations for a group with uncommon requirements, and this seemed a pleasant challenge.