Charrette: Universal Design Solutions for Accessible Public Restrooms

This Live Event happened on December 17, 2019 (11:45am - 1:30pm CST)

Interactive, concurrent Charrette sessions create universal design solutions for different types of accessible public restrooms. Design solutions will produce functional, creative, universal, accessible designs that meet the diverse needs of restroom patrons and enhance the market value of properties.

Facilitator: Dena Taylor, President of ArchSpec, on behalf of Bobrick Washroom Equipment

Dena Taylor is an architectural consultant with over 30 years’ experience in the commercial construction industry. Dena has expertise in Division 10 Specialties and Division 8 Openings from her employment with Bobrick Washroom Equipment and Pella Windows and Doors. Dena’s primary emphasis is working within the design community as a solutions consultant for architects and designers on project product application, selection and specification including compliance with building, fire codes and accessibility standards. Dena has conducted over 200 continuing education presentations on subjects including accessible, universal public restroom design, specifying code-compliant toilet partitions, sustainable restroom design solutions and building envelope and energy efficiency.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how accessible, universal design meets the diverse needs of restroom patrons.
  2. Identify 10 key Guidelines for planning public restrooms.
  3. Learn how exceptional design enhances market value of properties.
  4. Develop accessible and universal design solutions for different types of public restrooms.




Event Sponsors:

AIA Dallas, the sixth largest chapter of The American Institute of Architects, empowers architects to excel and impact their practice, profession, and community. AIA Dallas has a membership base of more than 2,300 members and 300 architectural firms. Member efforts support professional development, education, advocacy, thought-provoking programming, and seven signature events. Learn more at