Planning & Design
Accessibility and ADA
Providing educational facilities that are accessible to all.
Los Angeles Unified School District
With billions in facility needs, Los Angeles district seeks approval of massive bond request
Oct. 5, 2020
Appeals court says Florida high school must grant transgender students access to bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity
Aug. 10, 2020
Government Accountability Office
Most public schools have barriers to accessibility, GAO says
July 24, 2020
Iowa City district agrees to make school playgrounds ADA-compliant
June 2, 2020
CBRE | Heery
High school under construction in Worcester, Mass., will have gender-neutral bathrooms
Nov. 25, 2019
Illinois district gives transgender students unrestricted access to locker rooms
Nov. 15, 2019
University of Nevada, Reno
University of Nevada will spend $3.2 million to make Reno stadium ADA-compliant
Sept. 11, 2019
The university is suing an architectural firm because a renovation of Mackay Stadium failed to provide the number of wheelchair seats required by federal law.
Judge rules that Virginia district violated rights of transgender student
Aug. 12, 2019
Gavin Grimm, now 20, sued the Gloucester County (Va.) district after it barred him from using the boys' restroom at Gloucester High.
Supreme Court denies appeal of Pennsylvania district's transgender policy
May 28, 2019
The Boyertown Area district policy allows transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identity.
Lawsuit over Illinois district's transgender policy is dropped
April 16, 2019
Parents group decides to end its legal challenge of Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 over a transgender student's limited access to a girls locker room.
State of Minnesota intervenes in transgender suit against Anoka-Hennepin district
March 26, 2019
Student at Coon Rapids High was denied access to boys' locker room and told he had to dress in an area no other student used.
eBook: Smart Steps
Sept. 17, 2020
An AS&U guide that will "floor" you
Transgender teen sues Minnesota district over locker room access
Feb. 26, 2019
$52.4 million addition under construction at elementary in New York City
Dec. 11, 2017
Judge says Tennessee district discriminated against student with special needs
July 18, 2017
Ohio judge tells district to give transgender student access to girls' bathroom
Sept. 27, 2016
Facility Planning: Common Understanding
Sept. 1, 2016
School design considerations for deaf and hearing-impaired learners.
Texas judge blocks federal guidelines on transgender students and bathroom access
Aug. 23, 2016
Federal policy guidelines issued earlier this year asserted a students' rights to use restrooms consistent with their gender identities.
Supreme Court puts a hold on Virginia ruling on transgender student bathroom access
Aug. 4, 2016
Court decision means that for now, student in Gloucester County, Va., won't be allowed to use school bathrooms that match his gender identity.
Facility Planning: Sound Design
Aug. 1, 2016
Designing schools for deaf and hearing-impaired learners.
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