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.
Indianapolis “Met” High School Science Addition
GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF INDIANAPOLIS, Indianapolis, IN
Scope: Science lab consulting and planning for an addition to inner city charter high school, one of the “Big Picture Schools.” Project includes two flexible science lab/classrooms, a shared prep area, a student science project space, a distance learning classroom, a weather and seismic activities center and a greenhouse.
Credit: Shiel Sexton, Design/Build Contractor, Indianapolis, IN and Architectural Alliance, Inc., Architect of Record, Indianapolis, IN
Click image to enlarge.