Accessible design

Accessible design

Intent: 

To promote equity by providing buildings that are accessible and usable by people of all physical abilities.

Restrooms within the project boundary and under control of the project owner are required to comply with Feature 72. Restrooms outside of the project boundary or outside the scope of the project owner are not subject to feature requirements.

The requirements of Feature 72 must be met within the WELL project boundary. For an interiors project, the parking garage would be considered outside of the project boundary_. However, Core & Shell or buildings projects with a garage would need to meet the accessibility requirements.

The requirements of Feature 72 must be met within the WELL project boundary. Areas outside of the project boundary are not subject to feature requirements. In this case, if the main building entry is outside of the WELL project boundary, only the entry into the WELL space must meet the feature requirements. However, at least one accessible path must exist from the building exterior to the project interior.

An ADA specialist is not necessary to comply. The documentation requirement for this feature is a signed Letter of Assurance from the project architect.

If a local code which addresses the same intent is pursued, the project is welcome to submit an equivalency proposal. Please review the already approved equivalencies to see if your local standard has been approved.