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Hotel Chadstone Melbourne

Luxury accommodation in Australia’s fashion capital, considering the needs of all people Adjacent to Chadstone Shopping Centre, a new 5 star hotel opened in Melbourne‚Äôs South East in November 2019.  The facilities of the 12-storey hotel include 250 rooms and

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The Project Team at Architecture & Access is continuing to expand

We welcome Luis Hernandez to the team Architecture & Access would like to welcome a new member to the Project Management Team. Luis brings a valuable international perspective to projects, having trained, and worked in South America. He has significant

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A day in the life …. with Chris Porter

Like many organisations during COVID-19 our staff are working from their homes. Personal spaces are now our offices, places of rest and maybe where we get some exercise. So, how does it all work! We ask Chris Porter, one of

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Barwon Health Hub

Geelong’s growing northern suburbs now have access to more high-quality health services Barwon Health Hub was opened in January 2020. The $33 million facility had been constructed to provide state of the art health care services for the growing communities

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Are AS1428.1 compliant ensuites appropriate for residents of aged care facilities?

Accessible Ensuite

By Sarah McCarthy Sarah is a senior Access Consultant for Architecture & Access, and has worked as an access consultant since 2012. She is a qualified interior designer with over 15 years experience in the retail, health and education sectors.

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Changing Places Design Specification 2020

Changing Places provide sanitary facilities for people with disabilities who are unable to use a typical accessible toilet. Changing Places provides additional equipment including a hoist, an adult sized change table and additional space to meet the needs of people

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Time for Celebration – Official Launch of the Benalla SDA Project

Claire Oliver and Aaron Stowe from Architecture & Access were pleased to be invited to share the smiles and joy at the official launch of our Benalla SDA (Specialist Disability Accommodation) project on 2 March, 2020 The project was a

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SDA – Specialist Disability Accommodation and Access

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) design and Accessible design are now formally linked via the inclusion of a range of Australian Standards for Access and Mobility, including AS1428.1 2009, into several sections of the SDA Design Standard Edition 1.1. These sections

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Welcome Harriet (Tong Ka-Ching)

Linus Tong, Architecture & Access Safety in Design consultant celebrates the birth of beautiful Harriet. Congratulations to Linus and Kerry Tong who welcomed home a new baby girl Harriet Tong on Boxing Day 26 December 2019. Harriet is healthy and

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Specialist Disability Assessor (SDA) Course

Training Validation – Architecture & Access, part of the team testing the latest course, designed to educate professionals about this important design standard. The Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Design Standard has now been released and is available for use by

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