The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is an evolving process; its impact on schools continues to be felt. There is nothing in the “ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities” (ADAAG) or in the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards that specifically relates to science facilities. Thus, specific applications require judgment on the part of the facility planner.
Hackley School, Tarrrytown, NY
Scope: Review of program and schematic design of proposed middle and upper school science addition for K-12 independent school.
Credit: Peter Gisolfi and Associates, Ardsley-on-Hudson, NY, Architect of Record.