Codes & Standards

Residential Design for Health and Longevity

Program Description

Can interior design promote a lifestyle that leads to health and longevity? Can it be proactive—preventing future disability while respecting and eliminating existing disability? And, as the baby boomer generation worldwide begins to retire, how will we meet the growing demand for aging in place? This program offers the best of residential universal design—a look at some innovative products and the most forward-thinking projects, as well as the...

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Fair Housing, ADA, ABA, & 504 Access to Housing and Dorms

Program Description

Join a team of experienced accessibility specialists for a one-day intermediate-to-advanced workshop focused on federal accessibility laws related to residential design and construction, including the Fair Housing Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Architectural Barriers Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. With many recent lawsuits filed alleging the failure to comply with the architectural provisions of the Fair Housing Amendments Act, this more interactive session will allow...

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ADA and Access to Public and Private Non-Residential Facilities and Programs

Program Description

2016 and 2017 have been very active years for the adoption of new accessibility standards, guidelines, and requirements under the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, model standards, and various state laws. This interactive workshop will focus on the significant changes and how they apply to various project types. It will also include sessions on medical equipment, healthcare, retail, governmental facilities, ADA programs planning, and significant changes in the A117.1 Standard, along with the research behind them....

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The Walkable City

Program Description

What makes a place walkable? What do design professionals, engineers, developers, and public officials need to know if they are to make, streets, landscapes, and communities more attractive to pedestrians? Join Jeff Speck for a comprehensive two-day course on the most effective arguments, techniques, and tools for reshaping places in support of walking, biking, and transit, including a design charrette with Somerville chief planner...

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*All schedules, dates, faculty, and tuition are subject to change.