University at Albany-SUNY | University Wide Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Study

“Every building deserves the maximum amount of artistic exploration with a considered, deliberate approach. We seek to create spaces which impart feelings that you’re a participant in something exceptional, where function leads to calm, awe or inspiration. Our core values strive to convey that quality in every project we touch, from the modest to the extravagant.” ~Fredrick Franko, Director of Design

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University at Albany-SUNY | University Wide Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Study

  • Project Size: +/- 650 acres
  • Project Location: Campus Wide
  • Project Team: University at Albany-SUNY
  • Completion Date: November 2018
  • Construction Cost: N/A
  • Owner Contact: Anette Barnes, Capital Program Manager
  • Project Request:

    To conduct a campus-wide ADA compliancy study whose implementation leads to better campus-wide accessibility for students, faculty, and staff.

  • Project Solution:

    Our comprehensive ADA study and implementation plan identified deficiencies and provided recommendations for both the SUNY Albany’s uptown and downtown campuses. It focused largely on applicable site features and buildings constructed prior to 1990. Although applicable building codes and the ADA do not require full compliance with ADA for existing buildings, Title 2 does require institutions to remove barriers limiting those with disabilities from equal access to goods and services. To complete this project effectively, it required a full understanding of all the influences – economic, historic preservation, advocacy groups, project size, codes, etc. – to provide SUNY Albany with a balanced and sensible approach for the maximum possible accessibility.