When Entrances Can Sabotage Your Design

AIA Continuing Education Provider

1 LU / HSW

A well-design entrance system meets specific requirements necessary for healthy indoor air and building occupant safety. When configured correctly, entrances protect not only building occupants, but also the interior finishes. The entrance is often an overlooked component of project design and left for facilities personnel to work out after the building is complete and occupied. Safe and sustainable entrance systems serve an important functional purpose, but they can also be attractive when they are an integrated part of the project.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of designing entrance systems for commercial buildings.
  2. Discuss the components that produce safe, effective and attractive entrance systems.
  3. Compare characteristics of entrance foot grilles and grids.
  4. Design a system that contributes to healthy indoor air in extreme, heavy, medium and light traffic conditions.
Luke Bosek
Luke Bosek
Vice President – Arrival Collection, Matter Surfaces 

Luke has 16 years experience in this field and have given hundreds of presentations to groups ranging from 5 to 100. The presentation allows for interaction and inevitably there are always questions as the entryway is often the most neglected part of any project. Feedback on this presentation is always very positive.

Track: Research

This track elevates Research on learning and learning environments and focuses on methodology, findings, and implications for practice. Tangible takeaways are encouraged, including tools and resources that support innovation and improvements to learning environments. There is Art in how we utilize Science to improve our design outcomes and our design and research process. To this end, dissemination of research findings is a priority so that learning environments are re-imagined and enhanced based on evidence and measured impact, not based on trends.

Primary Core Competency
Design of Educational Facilities: Acts as a resource to the design team in providing ongoing guidance and support to ensure that the emerging and ultimate design aligns with the established community vision, education goals, future programming, written design standards, best/next practices and education policy.

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