Design Solutions for Restroom Privacy

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Bobrick
Presented by Peter Martindell, Arch Resources

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the factors that have contributed to privacy as a design expectation in many building types.
  2. Discuss different toilet partition design solutions and their varying degrees of privacy.
  3. Review cost-benefit analyses and construction implications of privacy solutions.
  4. Explain ADA compliance considerations associated with privacy toilet partition design.


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NSAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning
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A large proportion of today’s public restroom users view privacy as an essential amenity. As all-gender restrooms rise in popularity, privacy has taken a fundamental role in restroom design.

Although there are several avenues through which privacy can be achieved, toilet partition design offers a balance of practicality and privacy that other solutions cannot.

This course will review the factors that have contributed to privacy as an expectation, design solutions that can achieve privacy in commercial restrooms and ADA compliance considerations relevant to privacy.

Design Solutions

Photo courtesy of Brett Drury

Pollak Library, California State University, Fullerton

Peter Martindell

Peter Martindell has worked as a manufacturer’s representative in the commercial construction industry since 1999 and has been working at Arch Resources since 2001, calling on architects and distributors in Eastern Pennsylvania. He has experience in consulting with washroom accessories and partitions, and seeks to provide architects and designers with opportunities to meet continuing education credit levels through AIA-approved presentations. Peter lives with his family in the suburban Philadelphia area.


Bobrick Bobrick is a 100-plus-year-old global restroom accessory and toilet partition company headquartered in North Hollywood, California, with seven manufacturing divisions across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, and business operations that extend into 85 markets worldwide. A leader in product innovation and manufacturing, Bobrick prides itself on being a company that delivers best-in-class products and service while fostering an environment of collaboration and continuous learning.


Originally published in May 2020