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.
SACRED HEART CONVENT SCHOOL, Greenwich, CT
Scope: Science lab consulting on three-story science addition for independent school.
Credit: Peter Gisolfi & Associates, Ardsley-on-Hudson, NY, Architect of Record