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August 2011
From Architectural Record

By Clifford A. Pearson

Continuing Education

Use the following learning objectives to focus your study while reading this month’s Continuing Education article.

Learning Objectives - After reading this article, you will be able to:

  1. Explain how universal design differs from ADA compliance.
  2. Explain LMSA's approach to universal design at the ERC.
  3. Describe how LMSA satisfied the conflicting needs of the building

Credits: 1.00 HSW

This test is no longer available for credit

A new home for organizations serving people with disabilities demonstrates how universal and sustainable design can disappear when done well. Click here to read about it»

Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

A 56-foot-diameter helical ramp off the lobby serves as a social hub for visitors and people working in the building. Wide enough for two wheelchairs to descend together, so people can continue conversations begun upstairs, it also wraps around a space that can be used for exhibitions or receptions.

Photo: © Tim Griffith


Originally published in the August 2011 issue of Architectural Record

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