AIA|LA Continuing Education Accessibility Seminars: Stepping Thru Accessible Environments as we Age and Stepping Thru Multi-Family Scoping
Friday, September 11, 2015, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
AIA|LA, 3780 Wilshire Blvd, #800, Los Angeles, CA 90010
AIA|LA Continuing Education Accessibility Seminars: Stepping Thru Accessible Environments as we Age and Stepping Thru Multi-Family Scoping

DATE: Friday, September 11th, 2015 
TIME: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM (check-in begins at 9 AM)
VENUE: AIA|LA, 3780 Wilshire Blvd, #800, Los Angeles, CA 90010
LEARNING UNITS: Total of 5.0 HSW/ADA (2.0 for "ST Accessible Environments as we Age" - 3.0 for "ST Multi-Family Scoping")
FEES: $150 AIA members / $225 Non members


AIA Los Angeles is excited to present back-to-back accessibility seminars in order to provide the ever-necessary ADA units! Attendees will attend the first, break for lunch, and then return for the second. Please note that registration covers both seminars and credit is only given to those who attend both.

Please see below:

"Stepping Thru Accessible Environments as we Age"

The Silver Tsunami is here. Now that the baby boomer generation is aging, we need to consider how this impacts our built environment. The emphasis is on the micro-elements of the design palette to better address our changing needs as we age, whether we are just slowing down or have a more vigorous disability. This is a general overview of what ele- ments in our environment whether at work, play, or home that can be included now for us to easily age in place later. We will review these items thru photographs in a design sense rather than technical.

An overview of design considerations which can easily be addressed now to not only allow us to age in place later but also have others visit us whether they have issues concerning accessibility or aging

• Understand how different types of disabilities impact our navigation of the built environment • Review elements in buildings that can be more of a challenge as we age
• Learn about different items that can easily be implemented now for aging in place later
• Overview and become aware of different hazards to avoid in the built environment


"Stepping Thru Multi-Family Scoping"

Janis Kent, FAIA, CASp is the Founding President of the Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI), serving all who are involved with access in the built environment, whether in private practice or the public sector. She has made presentations on Accessibility at numerous venues from Dwell On Design in Los Angeles, to De- sign DC in Washington, to the National AIA Conventions in Chicago, New Orleans, and upcoming in At- lanta. Her most recent book is the Second Edition of Stepping Through Accessible Details. Richard Halloran, Secretary of the San Francisco Access Appeals Commission, described the book as “The most comprehensive and thorough compilation of accessibility information I have encountered.”

Ms. Kent is designated a Subject Matter Expert (SME) by the California Division of the State Architect, a Cer- tified Access Specialist, and she serves on the committee to develop the California state CASp exams. She conducts seminars for the Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior Design, and Residential Design and has presented to business associations including AIA Chapters, Chambers of Commerce, US Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), Manufactured Housing Educational Trust (MHET), California Public Parking As- sociation (CPPA), and the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

Ms. Kent is a licensed California Architect, and has been involved in the world of Accessibility since the mid- 1980’s. In addition to managing a wide range of architectural projects, she has surveyed numerous facilities for accessibility compliance and provided quality control for facilities throughout the country.