Universal Design and Accessibility Services
Marnie has an established reputation for providing professional in-depth analysis and Universal Design assessments of both existing and proposed facilities, undertaking reviews of architectural and landscape drawings, conducting accessibility audits in order to develop recommendations to bring facilities into compliance with, and where possible, exceed accessibility requirements.
Marnie is able to suggest innovative and unique accessible design features and best practices in universal design in order to create an accessible environment that is functional for the greatest number of users.
Marnie provides exceptional service working within a team approach and reflects a “cross-disability” approach taking into account the needs of individuals with a wide range of disabilities, including mobility, vision, hearing and cognitive disabilities. Our approach takes into consideration the most widely used and recognized national, provincial and international building codes and accessibility design standards available.
Marnie has extensive experience working collaboratively with multi-faceted design teams in the review of architectural drawings, conducting accessibility audits and developing detailed and comprehensive reports with recommendations to ensure facilities achieve compliance with accessibility requirements.
The firm specializes in public use facilities and environments, but also has experience working with smaller organizations . Marnie has participated as a member of the design teams responsible for projects ranging from the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park, the development of the stations for the new Ottawa LRT system, the Ottawa Convention Centre (now Shaw Centre), Community & Primary Health Care (CPCH), the Ottawa International Airport, in addition to other major institutional and commercial projects. Marnie has also been part of the accessibility consulting teams conducing accessibility audits of Ryerson University in Toronto, CBC Broadcast facilities in Montreal and Toronto, the Museum of Nature, Library and Archives Canada, and numerous federal government facilities, universities and health facilities.
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