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Accessible Restrooms & Multigenerational Public Design
May 11

At the AIA Northern Virginia Chapter House, 1101 Duke Street, Alexandria  22314.

Presented by Mike Clancy with Arch Resources.

A Planning Guide for Accessible Restrooms
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) set the minimum requirements for newly designed and constructed or altered state and local government facilities, public accommodations, and commercial facilities to be readily accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. When designing restrooms, some of each type of accessible fixture or feature and their installation location must meet accessibility requirements contained in the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. In addition, many projects must also follow the provisions of the 2009 revision of ANSI Standard ICC A117.1, Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities. This course will identify the benefits of accessibility standards and the lavatories, accessories, toilet compartments and bathing facilities and how these can be applied to various types of restrooms.

Learning Objectives:
• Identify how accessibility standards accommodate a diverse set of users and the general prescriptive requirements for accessible restroom design mandated by ADA.
• Describe requirements for accessible lavatories and restroom accessories.
• Describe requirements for accessible toilet compartments of varying sizes and the accessories needed to complete their specification.
• Discuss requirements for accessible bathing facilities.

Multigenerational Public Design
Multigenerational (“Multigen”).design is a growing trend in architecture and interior design.

Learning Objectives:
• List multigenerational demographics and social trends
• Identify related restroom concepts that address those trends
• Describe two or more challenges and related solutions for multigenerational users
• Review the benefits of multigenerational design to various user types

$10 AIA members and students; $20 for non-members. Lunch is provided courtesy of Arch Resources.

Organized by the Small Firms Committee