AIA|LA Continuing Education Accessibility Seminars: Stepping Thru Parking and Passenger Drop-Offs and its Connection to the Overall Site
When
Where
Thursday, November, 19th, 2015 , 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
AIA|LA, 3780 Wilshire Blvd, #800, Los Angeles, CA 90010
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AIA|LA Continuing Education Accessibility Seminars: Stepping Thru Parking and Passenger Drop-Offs and its Connection to the Overall Site

DATE: Thursday, November, 19th, 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
PRESENTER: Janis Kent, FAIA, CASp
LEARNING UNITS: Total of 5.0 HSW/ADA 
FEES: $150 AIA members / $225 Non members


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"Stepping Thru Parking and Passenger Drop-Offs and its Connection to the Overall Site" 

In this day and age we are not only pedestrians but we are also closely tied to vehicular transportation. And of course there are a myriad of requirements for this as well, starting from the point where we are transitioning from passengers to pedestrians. Whether it is for parking, passenger drop-off, valet service, or transportation such as taxis, buses, or shuttles there are differing requirements for space and slopes, all or which is required to connect with an accessible route. We will review the requirements for each of these types of vehicular to pedestrian transitions.

Subjects Covered
An overview of the myriad of requirements starting from the point where we are transitioning from passengers to pedestrians whether parking, passenger drop-offs, valet service, or transportation such as taxis, buses, or shuttles

Learning Objectives
• Understand the scoping requirements for vehicles located off of the public right of way
• Review the varying requirements for parking, passenger drop-off, and valet
• Learn the technical parameters for the pedestrian interface
• Overview specified and unspecified transportation - what it is and the difference in requirements

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
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 Atlanta. 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 Certified 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 Association (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.