As the development of luxury multifamily housing in primarily urban areas continues to rise, SWA’s team of accessibility consultants has been encountering more and more specialty rooms and features that bring accessibility into question. Wine cellars, yoga and meditation rooms, and even clothing vaults (fur coat, anyone?) are all making their way onto the scene […]
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About Theresa D'Andrea
Theresa is an Accessibility Specialist, working in SWA's Accessibility Compliance and Consulting Group. Her primary responsibilities include conducting plan reviews and field inspections to assess compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory and building code requirements. In addition, Theresa provides technical support and training to the entire project team through all phases of the design and construction process.
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“Isn’t Universal Design just a different term for Accessible Design?” We hear this from architects and designers a lot. While similarities exist, Accessible Design and Universal Design are actually quite different. The term “Accessible Design” typically refers to compliance with Federal accessibility laws and state and local building codes; including the Americans with Disabilities Act […]