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Boyle Hall

Elle Dannecker Broderick Lemke Erin Hanke


Principle One:
Equitable Use
The architecture of the building is
not useful and marketable to people
with diverse abilities, nor does it
provide the same means for all
users (i.e., entrances to building,
the tiered classroom)
Despite being accessible, the
bathroom doors open oddly, ending
in a lack of privacy/safety/comfort
Not all of the entrances to the
building are accessible to everyone
Principle Two:
Flexibility in Use
Along the same thread, the
architecture does not accommodate
a wide range of individual
preferences and abilities, nor
provide choice in methods of use
The building does accommodate
right and left-handed access
The facility DOES NOT facilitate the
users accuracy and precision nor
provide adaptability to the users
pace
Principle Three:
Simple and Intuitive Use
The Architecture is not easy to
understand for all peoples, and it
adds complexity in spaces like the
second and fourth floor offices,
which were found to be confusing
The architecture did not
accommodate a wide range of
literacy and language skills, with
few pictorial representations found,
for those who dont speak English
The architecture does arrange
information in order of importance
Principle Four:
Perceptible Information
The architecture is not conducive to
communicating necessary
information to those people who
may struggle with sensory abilities,
observing odd lighting,
overwhelming heat, and thin walls
Essential Information is not
equitably presented
The clutter on the walls and the
crampedness in shared spaces can
be distracting, it is also not easy to
find places or rooms due to a
complex layout
Principle Five:
Tolerance and Error
The stairwell (stairs and railings
alike) were found to be generally
hazardous, not at all minimizing
hazards or likelihood of accidents
If a floor is wet, warnings would be
set out, but the architecture does not
provide fail-safe features
The architecture is generally
dangerous to people in cramped
hallways especially, where there are
benches outside of classrooms and
the building is not wide enough to
accommodate students and benches
Principle Six:
Low Physical Effort
The architecture cannot be used
with minimal fatigue, though it does
accommodate for natural body
position
The architecture does use
reasonable operating forces nor
does it minimize repetitive actions
The architecture does not minimize
sustained physical effort
Principle Seven:
Size and Space for
approach and use
Appropriate size and space is NOT
provided for approach, reach,
manipulation, and use regardless of
users size, posture, or mobility
The architecture does not provide a
clear line of sight to essential
information, nor does it make
everything available for any seated or
standing user
The architecture does not
accommodate for different hand and
grip size, and rooms are too cramped
for the use of assistive devices or
personal assistance