A UD approach to fitouts

Front cover of the guideAll you ever wanted to know about reception desks, waiting areas, storage, coin operated machines, kitchen sinks and ticket dispensers? These and other related topics are covered in a guide to taking a universal design approach to facilities in buildings. This is a companion to the internal environments booklet, also from the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design. One of the key issues in creating universally designed places and spaces is the details are often left until last and not integrated into the whole of design. The introduction to Design Issues begins,

“Integration, not afterthought: Many facilities in buildings will be designed and specified by the project team, for example, a built-in kitchen or refreshment area in a new building or refurbishment project. By considering the spatial and detailed requirements of such facilities at the outset, clients and designers will be able to provide facilities that meet the needs of the broadest range of people and be universally designed.”