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Design Guidelines for the Visual Environment Seminar
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When: 9:00 AM
11:00 AM
Where: AIA Iowa Office
400 Locust St.
Ste. 100
Des Moines, Iowa  50309
United States
Contact: Amy Spike

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Design Guidelines for the Visual Environment


June 3, 2014 
9am-11 am
AIA Iowa Office

Program Description: 

The first of its kind in the United States, the Guidelines will provide assistance to design professionals and others in accommodating a growing segment of the population who live with the spectrum of vision disorders contributing to low vision. The Guidelines address planning and design of a building and facility site, including features used to access the building or facility, such as walkways and pathways, stairs and ramps;interior spaces, including finish materials and fixed and moveable furniture; and lighting design, including the use of daylighting and electrical lighting.

Learning Objectives: 

1. Discuss what the National Institute of Building Sciences Design Guidelines for the Visual Environment are.
2. Research how these guidelines transform into standards. 
3. Analyze the process for adoption as a code requirement.
4. Discover how architects, interior designers, engineers and contractors/suppliers can  incorporate these design considerations into their practice.


Edd Soenke 
The Design Partnership
Edd Soenke, AIA-E is the National Institute of Building Sciences Board Liaison, Principal and owner of the Design Partnership and long standing member of AIA Iowa. 

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