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ADA Seminar: Hotels, Restaurants, & Access

April 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT

$150 – $255

ADA Seminar: Stepping Thru Hotels, Motels, Inns, & Restaurants and Access

Learning Units: 5 Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE) Health|Safety|Welfare Units

An overview of elements found in hotels, motels, inns, and restaurants along with their scoping and technical require- ments. These are one of the more involved building types. Not only do guest rooms have a myriad of parameters but there are many diverse elements, each with their own set of requirements found within one facility. It is not unusual to find retail and restaurants, pools and fitness rooms, business and banquet facilities, not to mention valet service and ho- tel shuttles for even more complexity. We will also review student housing at a place of education which is considered transient lodging but with some additional requirements.

An overview of the various elements found in hotels, motels, inns, and restaurants along with their scoping and technical requirements for Access



  • Understand technical and scoping parameters for guest rooms with communication and mobility features, and non-mobility rooms
  • Review requirements regarding pools, spas, and fitness centers
  • Learn about retail, restaurant, and other elements often-times found in transient lodging
  • Overview student housing at a place of education and how it overlaps transient lodging

Janis Kent, FAIA, CASp, Architect

Janis Kent, FAIA, CASp is a licensed California Architect, and has been involved in the world of Accessibility since the mid-1980’s. She is designated a Subject Matter Expert (SME) by the California Division of the State Architect, a Certified Access Specialist, and participates in developing the state CASp exams. In addition to having managed a variety of architectural projects, she has surveyed numerous facilities for accessibility compliance and provided quality control for facilities throughout the country.

Additionally, Ms Kent has been asked to speak on Accessibility at a variety of venues from the Dwell conventions in Los Angeles, to Design DC in Washington, to National AIA Conventions in Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Orlando, NYC, and to the Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior & Residential Design. She has been invited to speak at a number of business associations including BOMA-LA, CSI, ICC, CA Hotel & Lodging Association, Southern CA Association of Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH), CA Public Parking Association (CPPA) as well as a number of AIA Chapters, to name a few. Her book, ‘ADA in Details – Interpreting the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design’ is a compilation of architectural details on Accessibility used by architects, designers, plan checkers/inspectors, and facility managers, published in 2017 by Wiley.

As Founding President of the Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI), she steered the organization to serve those involved with Access in the built environment both in private practice as well as public sector. She has served on the Cerritos College Architectural Advisory committee and the AIA Long Beach/South Bay chapter board . Janis received her M.Arch from the University of California, Los Angeles and is currently the principal of Stepping Thru Accessibility in Long Beach, California.


Stepping Thru Accessibility was founded in 2009 in response to the need for information on Access in the built environment. STA assists building owners, property managers, tenants, attorneys, administrative authorities, and architects navigate their way thru accessibility concerns, both for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as well as other federal Access regulations and California state codes. Navigating the intricacies of these regulations and codes is our specialty. STA surveys existing facilities and provides detailed reports of items in non-compliance with today’s Access standards. Construction drawings for new buildings and alterations can be evaluated to verify if accessibility requirements are adequately addressed. And topical seminars for architects, facilities and property managers, interior designers, landscape, civil engineers, & others involved in the built environment are offered.


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April 26, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$150 – $255
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AIA Los Angeles


Walter P Moore
707 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 2100
Los Angeles, CA 90017
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