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ADA Seminar

When: 3/14/15
Where: Parsons Corporation
100 W. Walnut Street
Pasadena, CA  91124
United States
Presenter: Janis Kent
Contact: Zelda Wong

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Stepping Thru Doors & Gates (3 hrs)


Just about every facility has a door or gate that can either welcome us into a building or act as a hindrance — and even one small item can make the difference. The requirements now vary depending upon the type of entry and whether it is swinging, sliding, or just an opening. There are automatic, semi-automatic, and power-assist doors which have further requirements over and above manual doors. As always, the approach has impact on the spatial parameters. In this seminar we will learn how to master all of these requirements to create welcoming entries to buildings and spaces.


Just about every facility has a door that can either welcome us into a building or act as a hindrance — we will review door requirements from clearances and specifications to operating hardware, including automatic opening devices

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the different door types and their requirements
  • Review clear floor space requirements dependent upon approach and door/opening type
  • Learn about hardware and specifications for the door itself
  • Overview different specialty doors and their parameter

Stepping Thru Accessible Signage (2 hrs)


Signage is one of the more critical elements for navigating thru our built environment whether interior or exterior. It often appears to be an entirely different language separate from architecture and is relegated to a corner or an after-thought. But signage is something that affects all of us. We will review different sign types and their various requirements in general. We will also closely review the various components each sign type is comprised of leading to a better understanding and integration into our language of architecture.


One of the more important elements of navigating thru the built environment is signage — with this in-depth look at sign types and components we will be better abled to integrate signage into our language of architecture

Learning Objectives

  • Understand signage in general and various installation requirements
  • Review the different sign types and what elements each is comprised of
  • Learn the various sign component pieces and their technical requirements
  • Overview methods to incorporate signage specifications into construction document sets

Saturday, March 14
9:00am - 2:30pm (1/2 hr lunch break)

100 W. Walnut Street
Pasadena, CA  91124

Participants shall enter Parsons lot from Walnut Street manned gate (north side of property).
Guests should pull a ticket and enter the lot – Park in open lot. Tickets will be validated at the Security station upon initial entry to the building and at no cost. Tickets will be required to exit the parking lot. Enter the building from east side of tower (Employee Entrance).

(includes lunch and parking)
$125 AIA Member pre-registered
$150 Non-AIA Member pre-registered
$175 at the door


Janis Kent, FAIA CASp
She is a Certified Access Specialist (CASp), one out of about 500 in the State, and a licensed California Architect with over 30 years of experience. She has been the accessibility specialist for a nationally recognized architectural firm and has been involved in the world of Accessibility since the mid-1980’s. In addition to having managed a variety of architectural projects and providing professional seminars for architects, she has surveyed existing buildings for accessibility compliance and due diligence, provided quality control for numerous surveys of existing facilities throughout the country, reviewed plans for Accessibility, and has been responsible for compiling standard architectural accessibility details nationwide. Ms Kent has also authored a book which is a compilation of architectural details on Accessibility combining ADAS with CBC.

Learn more about Janis and Stepping Thru Accessibility here

5 CES/HSW      

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations made at least one week prior to the event will be refunded, less a $10 cancellation and processing fee. No refunds for cancellations will be given after that time. No refunds shall be issued for no-shows. Registration may be transferred to another individual.”  AIAPF reserves the right to cancel any event where the minimum number of pre-registration registrants is not met. If such a cancellation occurs, registrants will be notified and given the opportunity to select an alternate and comparable event to attend. In the event such an alternate and comparable class is not available, then the registration fees will be refunded as appropriate. Further, dates, times, classes, program subject matter, instructors, panelists and fees are subject to change, without notice, at any time at the sole and absolute discretion of AIAPF.

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