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AIA|LA Continuing Education Accessibility Seminars: Stepping Thru Accessible Elements in Hospitality

9:30 am - 3:30 pm PDT, June 19, 2015   |   Organized by: AIA LA


AIA|LA Continuing Education Accessibility Seminars: Stepping Thru Accessible Elements in Hospitality

DATE: Friday, June 19th, 2015
TIME: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM (check-in begins at 9 AM)
VENUE: AIA|LA, 3780 Wilshire Blvd, #800, Los Angeles, CA 90010
FEES: $150 AIA members / $225 Non members


"Stepping Thru Accessible Elements in Hospitality"

Hotels, motels, inns, and restaurants are one of the more involved building types. Not only do guest rooms have a myriad of parameters but there are a number of other diverse elements, each with their own set of requirements found within one facility. It is not atypical to find retail and restaurants, pools and fitness rooms, business and banquet facilities not to mention valet service and hotel shuttles for even more complexity. We will review the varying requirements both from a scoping perspective and a technical viewpoint.

An overview of Accessible elements found in hotels, motels, inns, and restaurants along with their scoping and technical requirements

• Understand different components for transient loading entries from drop-off to check-in
• Review both technical and scoping parameters for guest rooms for mobility, communication, and others
• Learn about the new requirements regarding pools, spas, and fitness centers
• Overview retail, restaurant, and other elements often-times found in transient lodging

Janis Kent, AIA, CASp

Janis Kent, AIA, CASp is the Founding President of the Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI), serving all who are involved with access in the built environment, whether in private practice or the public sector. She has made presentations on Accessibility at numerous venues from Dwell On Design in Los Angeles, to Design DC in Washington, to the National AIA Conventions in Chicago, New Orleans, and upcoming in Atlanta. Her most recent book is the Second Edition of Stepping Through Accessible Details. Richard Halloran, Secretary of the San Francisco Access Appeals Commission, described the book as “The most comprehensive and thorough compilation of accessibility information I have encountered.”

Ms. Kent is designated a Subject Matter Expert (SME) by the California Division of the State Architect, a Certified Access Specialist, and she serves on the committee to develop the California state CASp exams. She conducts seminars for the Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior Design, and Residential Design and has presented to business associations including AIA Chapters, Chambers of Commerce, US Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), Manufactured Housing Educational Trust (MHET), California Public Parking Association (CPPA), and the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

Ms. Kent is a licensed California Architect, and has been involved in the world of Accessibility since the mid- 1980’s. In addition to managing a wide range of architectural projects, she has surveyed numerous facilities for accessibility compliance and provided quality control for facilities throughout the country.

Registration Dates

Mar 01 - Jun 19, 2015



3780 Wilshire Blvd, #800

Los Angeles, CA US

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