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Professional Development Seminar: Making Historic Properties Accessible
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Join us for a professional development event right before the South East Iowa Golf Outing! Earn a HSW credit before you head out for a day of fun!

When: 8/25/16
10:00 AM
Where: University of Iowa Hall of Fame
2425 Prairie Meadow Dr
Iowa City, Iowa  52242
United States
Contact: Amy Spike

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Making Historic Properties Accessible

Join us for a professional development event right before the South East Iowa Golf Outing on August 25th from 10-11a.m! Earn 1 HSW credit before you head out for a day of fun!

Most Historic buildings and landscapes were not designed to be readily accessible for people with disabilities.  With the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, access to properties open to the public has been a civil right for over 25 years. This course will explore the complex issue of providing accessibility at historic properties, while underscoring the need to balance accessibility and historic preservation. The course will assist design professionals in evaluating  historic properties so that the greatest degree of accessibility can be provided while minimizing changes to historic materials and features.


Learning Objectives

1. Review the historical significance of the property and identify character-defining features 

2. Assess the property's existing and required level of accessibility 

3. Evaluate accessibility options within a preservation context 

4. Applying the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation to accessible design soltions 


Presenter: Steve King, AIA, Iowa SHPO
Steve King has practiced architecture for over twenty years, in which time he led multi-disciplinary teams on a wide variety of  project types from complex, phased civic projects to individual residences. He currently serves as the Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer for the State of Iowa.  



Program 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 



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Regular Rate

AIA Iowa Member*


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AIA Continuing Education

By attending the AIA Iowa Professional Development Seminar, AIA members will earn 1 AIA CES LUs/HSW. AIA Iowa is an AIA CES Approved Provider (#A023) with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System. Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion are available upon request.


Intern Development Program and AIA Continuing Education

Interns may earn IDP Supplemental Experience hours by completing approved AIA Continuing Education programs – one AIA CEU/LU is equal to one IDP experience hour. When submitting to NCARB, Learning Units (LUs) must be documented on the intern’s AIA transcript. Any intern in IDP can request a free AIA Transcript by completing the online form at Find more information at


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