The design of this space will take into consideration key accessibility elements, including accessible paths of travel, ramps, door clearances, and accessible restroom design.
The elements covered will be typical in the design of interior spaces in a diversity of project types that take into account accessibility.
1. Draw a floorplan to scale for a new café and bookstore within the existing space. The design need not be overly complicated. Your design should incorporate the following:
+ Accessible entrances to the interior circulation corridor to the north and the exterior courtyard to the south.
+ Array the room’s program on a series of raised steps. Include seating for 40, on 2’ diameter circular or 2’ square bistro tables sitting two, 4’ diameter circular or 4’ square tables sitting four, or some combination thereof; 200 linear feet of bookshelves, 12” deep; and 16’ linear feet of service counter, 2’ deep.
+ Include a ramp that connects the interior circulation corridor at +8’6” and the exterior courtyard at +0’0”. Make the ramp integral to your design, routing it through seating areas, shelving, etc.; do not relegate it to the side of the room, for instance. Be sure to verify that the path of travel is accessible throughout.
+ Include supplementary secondary stairs connecting any key circulation shortcuts that the ramp does not address. Remember that all areas should remain accessible.
+ Include guardrails and handrails (call out which are which).
+ Include three restrooms, one men’s restroom with two accessible sinks, a urinal, and an accessible toilet stall; a women’s restroom with two accessible sinks and two toilets, one of which should be accessible; and a third single-occupancy accessible restroom. Clearly draw and dimension turning radii, sink and toilet clearances, and grab bars.
+ Include a 100 square foot food storage area adjacent to the service counter and a second 100 square foot book storage in an appropriate area.
+ Verify and dimension provided appropriate strike and pull side clearances for all doorways.
2. Submit your floorplan printed to scale with key elements dimensioned, key elevations notated via spot elevations, and all key elements called out. It should include a scale and