Access Design provides architectural and consulting services for residential and commercial environments focusing on accessibility.
Our consulting includes working with owners, design professionals, civic groups, and the general public who want to improve the use of their communities for everyone.
As a non profit and a program of Alpha One, Maine’s only Independent Living Center, Access Design has a distinctive integrated design team with the cross disability expertise of Alpha One’s Independent Living Specialists and Occupational Therapists. We work collaboratively to create innovative solutions for our clients to evaluate based on their needs and resources.
With universal design as a part of our approach, our focus is to implement smart compliant strategies to make the built environment more accessible for everyone, allowing them to be more actively engaged in their community.
Access Design not only provides guidance on universal design environments, but we also incorporate aspects of simple architectural approach into residential design; extending the enjoyment of the home for years to come.
Access Design's involvement on a project offers quality attention to accessibility compliance, opportunities to exceed requirements, and better serve the users of the building through creative and sensible solutions.
Accessibility compliance reviews during the design and construction documentation phase can include follow-up reports of compliance issues and solutions to remove barriers as a part of a sustainable design.
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- ADA Standard for Accessible Design
- Technical Assistance
- Existing Facility Evaluations/Transition Plans
- Design Review
- Universal Design
- Aging in Place Home Assessments
- Outreach and Education
- Expert Witness Services
Jill Simpson Johanning, AIA
Originally from the Portland area, Jill brings with her a strong background in ADA compliance. As Project Designer for WBRC, Jill’s responsibilities have included architectural building design from pre-design analysis through construction documents and construction administration. Jill played a major role at the Pine Tree Camp in designing cottages and other buildings for accessibility. Among Jill’s current projects under construction are Brewer Elementary/Middle School and Hampden Academy.
Email us directly:
Jill Simpson, email@example.com