AIA|LA Accessibility Seminars: Accessible Publicly Supported Multi-Family Housing
January 13, 9:30AM-3:30PM
AIA Los Angeles - 3780 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 800. Los Angeles, CA 90010
AIA Los Angeles Accessibility Seminars

Accessible Publicly Supported Multi-Family Housing

Friday, January 13, 2017. 9:30AM-3:30PM
AIA Los Angeles - 3780 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 800. Los Angeles, CA 90010
5.0 HSW/ADA units
AIA Members: $170
Non-Members: $240

An overview of publicly supported multi-family housing and differing requirements of the regulations and codes, along with the various components found within the dwelling units and sleeping accommodations for social service center establishments including kitchens and bathrooms.

Learning Objectives
- Understand what is publicly supported multi-family housing and which regulations apply
- Review alteration and new construction requirements for dwelling units
- Learn about specific requirements for kitchens and bathrooms within dwelling units
- Overview CA senior housing requirements and social service center establishment sleeping accommodation requirements

Janis Kent, FAIA, 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 De- sign DC in Washington, to the National AIA Conventions in Chicago, New Orleans, and upcoming in At- lanta. 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 Cer- tified 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 As- sociation (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.

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