Architectural Drawing Reviews
Working as part of the accessibility consulting team reporting to a multi-disciplinary design team, Marnie has participated in conducting comprehensive accessibility drawing reviews at 30%-60%-90% stages and developed comprehensive reports noting deficiencies and recommendations for remediation to achieve compliance. The drawing reviews were conducted as part of ensuring compliance with the most stringent requirement from multiple mandatory codes and standards. All recommendations were prioritized taking into consideration safety, mandatory compliance (OBC, COADS, AODA, NCC) and optional compliance (CSA, ADAAG, NBC).
Ottawa Convention Centre (The Shaw Centre)
Ottawa International Airport
Ryerson University - Church St. Student Residence and Educational Facilities
Working directly for the University as the Project Manager, [while the Acting Executive Director at the Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES)] Marnie led a project team that conducted a comprehensive accessibility review of the architectural construction drawings for the new Church St. educational and student residential facilities at Ryerson University to assess compliance against the OBC 2012 with 2015 Amendments and the Draft - Ryerson University Facility Accessibility Standard (FADS).
This project combined the redevelopment of existing facilities, heritage buildings and the design/build of new facilities. Working as part of the accessibility consulting team, Marnie conducted comprehensive accessibility audits of existing and heritage buildings against the relevant mandatory and optional codes and standards for the project, the OBC 2012, City of Ottawa Accessibility Design Standard (COADS) and the AODA Integrated Accessibility Standard. Drawing reviews were conducted for new multi-use public facilities and all elements of the public realm and park facilities. For all reviews, comprehensive reports were prepared noting deficiencies and recommendations for remediation to achieve compliance. All recommendations were prioritized taking into consideration safety, mandatory compliance (OBC, COADS,AODA), capital budgeting, and optional compliance with leading standards such as the CSA B651 Accessibility of the Built Environment Standard.
Ryerson University – Campus Audit
Working directly for the University as the Project Manager [while the Acting Executive Director for the Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES)], Marnie led a project team that conducted comprehensive accessibility audits of 32 buildings at the downtown Toronto campus. Accessibility compliance was assessed against the OBC 2012 and 2015 Amendments, the AODA Integrated Accessibility Standard. A comprehensive report was prepared noting deficiencies and recommendations for remediation to achieve compliance with the OBC 2015, AODA and the Draft - Ryerson University Facility Accessibility Standard (FADS). All recommendations were prioritized taking into consideration safety, mandatory compliance (OBC, AODA), capital budgeting, and optional compliance.
IN THE WORKS - Lebreton Flats Redevelopment
Lebreton Flats Redevelopment
The National Capital Commission (NCC) has long desired for the National Capital Region (NCR) to epitomize excellence in urban planning and architectural design. The RendezVousLeBreton Group has therefore made implementing Universal Design and accessibility a key framework and development condition in its IllumiNATIONLeBreton redevelopment. Lebreton Flats will be developed as an accessibility showcase of international and unique best practices that meet the wide range of human functioning and demonstrates Universal Accessibility for all. Accessibility for persons with disabilities will be considered throughout the redevelopment—when considering the public realm as a whole, as well as for each individual design element.
Universal Accessibility is a key parameter that will be addressed as early as the Site Plan Approval Stage. Universal design and inclusion for persons with disabilities and activity limitations will be considered in relation to:
- Overall site planning
- Landscape grading for parks, pedestrian routes, plazas and other elements of the public realm, etc.
- Building locations and associated entrances, passenger drop-off and parking, etc.
- Public and private vehicular circulation
- Transportation infrastructure (LRT, O-Train, buses, taxis, etc.) and
- Overall connectivity.