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        October 2020 - Volume 7, Issue 4      
SWA’s Services for the Healthcare Sector

Image of a hospital roomSWA offers a suite of consulting services that are intended to enhance the health, safety, comfort, and accessibility of healthcare facilities. Usability, operational costs, and adaptability of design are top priorities related to the construction, operation, and maintenance of healthcare facilities. Read More
Tech Notes: Sliding Doors at Dwelling Units

Image of a tape measure against a door frameBalconies and terraces accessed directly from multifamily residential dwelling units are increasingly popular with many of our clients, a trend we expect to see continue in the coming years. For designers looking to incorporate this feature, it is important to note that secondary exterior doors from dwelling units have specific accessibility considerations. Read More
Integrating Social Equity into Green Building – Part 1: “Just Sustainability"

Image of Just Sustainabilities book coverThe causes of inequity and injustice are deeply rooted within the systems that shape our society, including the built environment. It’s important we recognize that sustainability, accessibility, and social justice go hand in hand. Stay tuned for Parts 2 and 3 of our “Integrating Social Equity into Green Building” series, where we will dive deeper into the links between accessibility, universal design, and sustainability! Read More
The Importance of Universal Design Post COVID-19

Image of Victoria LanteigneAs we begin to consider design in a post-pandemic world, the need to design for health, wellness, and inclusion has never been more apparent. Check out these recent articles by former SWA Accessibility team member Victoria Lanteigne on how we can take this opportunity to design more equitable spaces as we move beyond COVID-19. And stay tuned for our upcoming podcast episode with Victoria as we dive into this exciting topic!

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