Re-Inventing means finding a new vision for an existing building.
A full 30 years after the ADA, the building profession is still struggling to even get basic code access right. Most buildings barely meet the minimum ADA requirements, and many fall short.
No wonder architects get frustrated, creating designs, then wrangling with them to fit the codes rather than delving deeply into user’s actual needs, and letting those inspire the design.
The philosophy of Universal Design offers profound flexibility not just in the usability of buildings, but also for their designers.
The ADA is a baseline, not a goal. It doesn’t yield beautiful buildings; creative designers do. And if your building has access problems, it doesn’t need just a technician; it needs someone to creatively, beautifully reinvent it.
That process is The Art of Access