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.
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, Philadelphia, PA
Scope: Mid-rise, 80,000 square foot administrative office building.