Accessible Architecture: Designing for Success, Part 3

Review and go into the details behind ADA compliance in order to avoid common mistakes which lead to loss of time and money in the architecture profession.


To get your projects right the first time, design and accessibility should go hand-in-hand. In this 3 part course, you'll learn the best practices for accessibility covering emerging trends, everyday mistakes made by contractors and architects and the best way to prepare drawings to get it right the first time. Don't let ADA compliance issues set you back and cost you money! Find out what it takes to avoid common mistakes and design for ADA compliance to the letter of the law.

In Part 3, review the details and best practices regarding ADA compliance concerning singage, counters, dining and work surfaces, guest rooms, pools and (everyone’s favorite) bathrooms. Examples and discussion on water closets, toilets, knee and toe space, and bathroom accessories will highlight the latest updates in the standards as well as the most overlooked items. In addition, the speaker highlights how to best comply with these topics when designing for banks, convenience stores, restaurants, and hotels.

Learning objectives

  • Discover the emerging trends and new ideas in accessibility so they will be better prepared to adapt to changes and trends.
  • Uncover hidden items in the ADA, enabling them to catch ADA compliance issues that often go unnoticed.
  • Identify common errors made by contractors and architects, preparing them for ADA compliance issues during the building process and empowering them to anticipate these errors before they become an issue.
  • Learn how to prepare drawings for contractor success, saving the client time and money, ensuring that their accessibility projects are completed correctly the first time.

This course is part of a series

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1.50 LUs
  • ADA
  • HSW
  • RIBA


  • Bradley Gaskins


    Partner and COO | The McIntosh Group

    Brad has 25+ years of experience in architecture. He is a principal at The McIntosh Group, a...