Accessibility 2023: Universal Design -
Tom and Ruth Harkin Center at Drake University
Presented by: Kevin Nordmeyer, AIA, LEED AP, BNIM; Jason Kruse, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, BNIM;Joseph Jones, The Harkin Institute.
AIA/CES (HSW) Learning Units: 1.25 Hours
This course complies with California licensure requirements for accessibility (SB 1608 and California Business and Professions Code Section 5600.05) and provides valuable information about accessibility requirements applicable in most states.
The new 17,000 SF Tom and Ruth Harkin Center at Drake University, designed by BNIM, sets a new standard for universal and inclusive design and embodies the values of The Harkin Institute’s focus on accessible and equitable spaces.
BNIM’s Kevin Nordmeyer, AIA, LEED AP and Jason Kruse, AIA, LEED AP BD+C and The Harkin Institute’s Executive Director describe some of its most innovative features: a two-story ramp that serves as the primary path between floors; generously sized circulation spaces that support sign-language conversations and multiple wheelchair users; high-contrast and textural cues for low-vision individuals; and gender-inclusive restrooms. The presenters also describe the strong overlap between the sustainable design strategies and the occupants’ health and productivity.
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Course Prices: $40 AIA members, $60 non-members
Series Prices: SAVE $35 – $45 when purchasing the four-course series ($125 AIA members, $195 non-members).
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