• Accredited Standards Committee A117 on Architectural Features and
    Site Design of Public Buildings and Residential Structures for
    Persons with Disabilities

    At the time of ANSI approval, the A117.1 Committee consisted of the following members:

    ChairKenneth M. Schoonover, PE
    Vice ChairVacant
    A117 Committee SecretaryJay Woodward
    Organizational MemberRepresentative
    Accessibility Equipment Manufacturers Association (AEMA) (PD)Kevin Brinkman
    Robert Murphy (Alt)
    American Bankers Association (ABA) (BO)Virginia E. O’NeilNessa Feddis (Alt)
    American Council of the Blind (ACB) (CU)Patricia Beattie Eric Bridges (Alt)
    American Hotel and LodgingAssociation (AHLA) (BO)Gerald Gross, AIA, FARA
    Kevin Maher (Alt)
    American Institute of Architects (AIA) (P)David C. Collins, FAIA Larry M. Schneider, AIA (Alt)
    American Occupational TherapyAssociation (AOTA) (P)S. Shoshana Shamberg
    American Society of InteriorDesigners (ASID) (P)Samantha McAskill, ASID
    Barbara J. Huelat, ASID, IIDA (Alt)
    American Society of PlumbingEngineers (ASPE) (P)Robert H. Evans, Jr., CIPE/CPD
    Julius A. Ballanco, P.E. (Alt)
    American Society of SafetyEngineers (ASSE) (P)Dr. William Marletta
    John B. Schroering, P.E. C.S.P. (Alt)
    Mary Winkler, CSP (Alt)
    American Society of TheatreConsultants (ASTC) (P)Scott Crossfield, ASTC
    William Conner, ASTC (Alt)
    R. Duane Wilson, ASTC (Alt)
    Association for Education & Rehabilitation of theBlind & Visually Impaired (AERBVI) (P)Billie Louise “Beezy” Bentzen, PhD
    Helen Elias (Alt)
    Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) (CU)Robert Dale Lynch, FAIA Greg Ayotte (Alt)
    Builders Hardware ManufacturersAssociation, Inc. (BHMA) (PD)Michael Tierney
    Richard Hudnut (Alt)
    Building Owners and ManagersAssociation International (BOMA) (BO)Lawrence G. Perry, AIA
    Ron Burton (Alt)
    Disability Rights Education andDefense Fund (DREDF) (CU)Marilyn Golden
    Logan Hopper (Alt)
    Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) (CU)Sharon Toji
    Brenda Battat (Alt)
    International Association of Amusement Parksand Attractions (IAAPA) (BO)John Paul Scott, AIA, NCARB
    Stephanine See (Alt)
    International Code Council (ICC) (R)Kimberly Paarlberg RA Phil Hahn, (Alt)
    International Sign Association (ISA) (PD)Teresa CoxBill Dundas (Alt)Mike Santos ( Alt)John Souter, PhD. (Alt)
    Little People of America, Inc. (LPA) (CU)Tricia Mason
    Montgomery County Department of PermittingServices (MCDPS) (R)Thomas Heiderer
    National Association ofHome Builders (NAHB) (BO)Steve Orlowski
    Larry Brown (Alt)
    Don Surrena, CBO (Alt)
    National Association of the Deaf (NAD) (CU)Neil McDevitt Rosaline Crawford (Alt)
    National Conference of States onBuilding Codes and Standards (NCSBCS) (R)Curt Wiehle
    National Electrical ManufacturersAssociation (NEMA) (PD)Rodger Reiswig, SET
    Jack McNamara (Alt)
    National Elevator Industry, Inc. (NEII) (PD)Brian D. Black Barry Blackaby (Alt) George A. Kappenhagen (Alt)
    National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) (R)Allan B. Fraser Ron Coté, PE (Alt)
    National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) (BO)Ronald G. Nickson
    New Mexico Governor’s Commission onDisability (NMGCD) (CU)Hope Reed
    Anthony H. Alarid (Alt)
    Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) (CU)Mark H. Lichter, AIA (Alt) Frank Menendez (Alt)
    Plumbing Manufacturers Institute (PMI) (PD)Charles Hernandez David Hagopian (Alt)
    Society for Environmental GraphicDesign (SEGD) (P)Kenneth A. Ethridge, AIA, RIBA
    Craig Berger (Alt)
    Ann Makowski (Alt)
    Dave Miller (Alt)
    Stairway Manufacturers Association (SMA) (PD)David Cooper Paul Wishnoff (Alt)
    United Cerebral PalsyAssociation, Inc. (UCPA) (CU)Gina Hilberry
    Maureen Fitzgerald (Alt)
    Janna Starr (Alt)
    United Spinal Association (CU)Dominic Marinelli John Rooney (Alt)
    U.S. Architectural & Transportation BarriersCompliance (Access) Board (ATBCB) (R)Marsha K. Mazz
    Jim Pecht (Alt)
    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) (R)William Downs Meghan Walsh (Alt)
    U.S. Department of Housing andUrban Development (HUD) (R)Cheryl D. Kent
    Louis F. Borray (Alt)
    World Institute on Disability (WID) (CU)Hale Zukas

    Individual Members

    Shahriar Amiri CBO (P)

    Todd Andersen AIA (P)

    George P. McAllister, Jr. (P)

    Jake L. Pauls, CPE (P)

    Ed Roether (P)

    John P. S. Salmen, AIA (P)

    Kenneth M. Schoonover, P.E. (P)


    The updating of this standard over the past 6 years could only be accomplished by the hard work of not only the current committee members listed at the time of approval but also the many committee members who participated and contributed to the process over the course of development. ICC recognizes their contributions as well as those of the participants who, although not on the committee, provided valuable input during this update cycle.