We All Deserve to Walk in Beauty: The Native American Business Association Hosts Informative Architectural Webinar on the Process for Planning Projects

Frank discussion brings out insights into how architecture plays a vital role in retaining the tribal and indigenous culture of people in the construction marketplace.   Recently, Steve VandenBussche, Vice President of Practice at Seven Generations Architecture and Engineering, LLC, and Scott Moore y Medina, Founder and President of Blue Star Integrative Studio, presented an […]

How Do Customers Love Thee? Let Howard Tiersky Count the Ways

By Jim Nowakowski, President, Interline Creative Group, Inc. (special to If you’re going to write about love, you should have read Ovid’s The Art of Love, Ars Amatoria. That book was written in 2AD as a series of poems trying to teach young men and women how to succeed in lovemaking. Today, of course, […]

Captains Courageous

Karin Hurt and David Dye have produced COURAGEOUS CULTURES, a book which promises to build teams in business and does just that. Guest Blog by Jim Nowakowski Courageous Cultures, a book by Karin Hurt and David Dye, is a little over 200 pages and is a well-written, organized and insightful book that is easy to […]

Beyond ADA

The Division of the State Architect (DSA) provides design and construction oversight for K–12 schools, community colleges, and various other state-owned and state-leased facilities to ensure that they comply with all structural, accessibility, and fire and life safety codes. To promote consistent knowledge and application of the California Building Codes, as well as information for […]

ADA Shower Heads – You’re in Control

The ability to rely on consistent water temperature, pressure and reach is essential for an enjoyable and relaxing shower experience. This applies even more to people with limited mobility, who do not always have the luxury of easily adjusting the shower head or controls. The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) 2010 Standards for Accessible Design […]

Get a Grip On Grab Bars for Showers

Grab bars enable an individual to maintain balance, reduce fatigue while standing, rising, or maneuvering, or in some cases grabbing onto in case of a slip or fall. Caregivers can also use a grab bar to assist with patient transfer. The words “grab bar” are used multiple times in the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible […]

Take an (Accessible) Seat

Access to seating in the shower is critical for many people with limited mobility and can make the showering experience much more comfortable and stress-free. The 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design details the requirements that designers must meet in order to make bathtub and shower seats ADA-compliant in Standard 610. […]

Accessible Showers

The shower is one of the most important places in the bathroom, but we do not often think about it until we need to use it. For people with limited mobility, showering in a poorly equipped bathroom can be a challenging, arduous task. Designing showers in accordance with the guidelines listed in the 2010 Americans […]

Talking Trash

While the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design offers guidance on many design issues in a restroom, they leave out something important — the trash can. That leaves it up to the designer or facility manager to interpret the ADA Standards’ intent and apply it to the trash can. Having a clear, unobstructed path is […]