This course reviews restroom design trends for commercial buildings by focusing on sink/lavatory system technology and the sustainability and accessibility trends surrounding them. The program will discuss the expanding role architects and designers play in accessible designs – striking a balance between hand washing needs and design flexibility.

The program compares a variety of sink/lavatory systems and corresponding components. It discusses how each component can enhance the sustainably of hand washing functions while still providing style within a space. Additionally the course will cover appropriate ADA, LEED and Wellness design criteria.


Learning Objectives

  • Highlight key considerations for specification of sink systems that are sustainable and accessible.
  • Evaluate sink materials, styles and components, including the faucet, soap dispenser and hand dryer, that can contribute to water efficiency, energy efficiency and improved hygiene.
  • Review ADA criteria to consider when planning commercial restroom sink/lavatory design.
  • Examine LEED credits and WELL building criteria for commercial restroom design.

Prerequisite: None.