Important Design Considerations with Accessibility in Mind

Posted by Elizabeth Bauman on 6/5/15 11:45 AM   |  3 min read time

Each year at the AIA National Convention, a select number of architects who are making outstanding contributions to the industry through design excellence, furthering the field of architectural education, or advancing the profession are elevated as Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. It’s a tremendous honor that has been bestowed on a select few AIA members, including Janis Kent, architect, CASp. We recently sat down with Kent to learn more about what makes her stand out in her field and pick up a few tips on accessibility planning. Here's what we learned:

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Topics: AIA, Architecture, FAIA, Janis Kent, Stepping Thru Accessibility, accessibility, BIM, Community, Notable User

New book provides accessibility information for the building industry

Posted by Lisa Lance on 6/21/11 11:18 AM   |  1 min read time

Stepping Thru Accessible Details: A Compilation from the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act and the California Building Code for Commercial Projects by Janis Kent, AIA, CASp, is a new book for architects, landscape architects, interior designers, and anyone else involved in the built commercial environment. It includes more than 100 architectural details and specifications based on the 2010 ADA with a color-coded overlay of the 2010 California Building Codes, as well as a CD of the book.

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Topics: Architecture, James V. Vitale, Janis Kent, MiniCAD, resources, Stepping Thru Accessibility, Stepping Thru Accessible Details

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