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Stepping Thru – Interior Elements & Access

May 31
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Walter P Moore
707 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 2100
Los Angeles, CA 90017
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AIA Los Angeles


Learning Units: 5 Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) Health|Safety|Welfare Units

Once you step thru the door into the building interior you encounter different elements, each with its own parameters, and all connected by a circulation path. There are requirements not only for the item itself but also how it relates to the facility as a whole. Whether furniture or cabinetry, drinking fountains or sinks, machines or telephones, desk/table or counter seating, all are overlaid with their own requirements relating to reach ranges, clear floor space, and operating force. We will review a number of these elements regarding their technical and scoping requirements to better increase our language and understanding for accessible design.

An overview of different interior elements and their requirements typically encountered once you step thru the door, that can either create or interfere with an accessible environment.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the scoping and technical requirements for various interior components including seating, counters, kitchenettes, & controls.
  • Review reach range and clear floor space requirements for different elements and their relationship to the accessible route.
  • Learn about the requirements for adjacency and dispersion within a space or a building
  • Overview lighting parameters in our environment, and its impact on health and aging.


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