Workplace Design Principles

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Universal Bathroom Design: Bathroom Design/Turning Radius January 22, 2009

Filed under: Bathroom Design — ia2studio @ 7:24 pm
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t-shaped Wheelchair turning radiusAlthough a bathroom may seem like a small project, designers should remember that bathrooms must meet many codes and requirements.  Designers should make all spaces (especially bathrooms) handicap accessible to allow for human changes- aging, injury, illness, etc.  A space must be at least 36 inches wide for a wheelchair to easily pass through.  There should also be points within the bathroom for someone maneuvering a wheelchair to turn around.  A wheelchair can turn around in a 60 inch turning circle, or a t-shaped space for 180 degree turns.  Images and further dimensions are available at the citation listed below.

JRH Architects.  2003 Michigan Barrier Free Design Graphics Manual.  2004. 

Posted By: Nicole Calhoun


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