• 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 ChairGina Hilberry, AIA
    A117 Committee SecretaryKermit C. Robinson, CBO
    Organizational MemberRepresentative
    Accessibility Equipment Manufacturers Association (AEMA) (PD)Scott A. Cleary
    Robert Murphy (Alt)
    American Council of the Blind (ACB) (CU)Christopher G. Bell
    Eric Bridges (Alt)
    American Hotel and LodgingAssociation (AHLA) (BO) Douglas J. Anderson, CASp, RAS
    American Institute of Architects (AIA) (P)David S. Collins, FAIA
    Larry M. Schneider, AIA (Alt)
    American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) (P)Shoshana Shamberg, OTR, MS, FAOTA
    Brian J. Dudgeon (Alt)
    American Society of InteriorDesigners (ASID) (P)Jim Brewer
    Tracy Leatherberry (Alt)
    American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) (P)Daniel O’Gorman
    Julius A. Ballanco, P.E. (Alt)
    American Society of SafetyEngineers (ASSE) (P)William Marletta, Ph.D, CSP
    Mary Winkler, CSP (Alt)
    American Society of TheatreConsultants (ASTC) (P)R. Duane Wilson, ASTC
    William Conner, ASTC (Alt)
    Scott Crossfield, ASTC (Alt)
    Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) (PD) John Caden
    Carvin DiGiovanni (Alt)
    Association for Education & Rehabilitation of theBlind & Visually Impaired (AERBVI) (P)Melanie J. Hughes, M.S., COMS
    Alexander Castillo
    Billie Louise “Beezy” Bentzen, PhD (Alt)
    Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) (CU)Robert Dale Lynch, FAIA, FAAFS
    Jeffrey Levine (Alt)
    Builders Hardware ManufacturersAssociation, Inc. (BHMA) (PD)Michael Tierney
    Kurt A. Roeper (Alt)
    Building Owners and ManagersAssociation International (BOMA) (BO)Steve Orlowski
    Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)(P)Dennis J. Hall, FAIA, FCSI
    Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) (CU)Marilyn Golden
    Karen L. Braitmayer, FAIA (Alt)
    Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) (CU)Sharon Toji
    Brenda Battat (Alt)
    Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) (P)Greg Guarnaccia
    Robert Dupuy (Alt)
    Eunice Noell-Waggoner (Alt)
    International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) (BO)John Paul Scott, AIA, NCARB
    Robert Minnick, PE, CSP
    Stephanie See (Alt)
    International Code Council (ICC) (R)Kimberly Paarlberg RA
    John S. Gonzalez (Alt)
    International Sign Association (ISA) (PD)Teresa Cox
    Glenn Dea, AIA (Alt)
    Kenny Peskin (Alt)
    Little People of America, Inc. (LPA) (CU)Allison Lourash
    Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services (MCDPS) (R)Robert Kelly
    Hemal Mustafa (Alt)
    National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) (BO)Bradley Gaskins, AIA, CASp
    Sean Robinson (Alt)
    National Association ofHome Builders (NAHB) (BO)Dan Buuck.
    Gary Ehrlich, P.E. (Alt)
    National Association of Theater OwnersGene Boecker, AIA, RAS
    Matt Lescher, CASp (Alt)
    National Association of the Deaf (NAD) (CU)Hansel Bauman
    National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) (PD)Richard Roberts
    Denise Pappas (Alt)
    National Elevator Industry, Inc. (NEII) (PD)Kevin L. Brinkman
    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
    Daniel A. Fernandez (Alt)
    North Carolina Department of Insurance; Officeof the State Fire Marshal (NCOSFM)(R) Laurel W. Wright
    Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) (CU)Mark H. Lichter, AIA
    Gigi L. Scovel, AIA (Alt)
    Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) (PD)Matt Sigler
    Rehabilitation Engineering and AssistiveTechnology of North America (RESNA)(R)Edward Steinfeld, FAIA
    Glenn Hedman, PE, CPE (Alt)
    Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) (P)Dave Miller
    Ann Makowski (Alt)
    Stairbuilders and Manufacturers Association (SMA) (PD)David Cooper
    Paul Wishnoff (Alt)
    Target Corporation (BO)Thomas Phillips
    United Cerebral Palsy Association, Inc. (UCPA) (CU)Gina Hilberry, AIA
    United Spinal Association (CU)Dominic Marinelli
    Nathan Roether (Alt)
    U.S. Access Board (USAB) (R)Marsha K. Mazz
    Jim Pecht (Alt)
    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) (R)Michel M. Mitias
    William R. Downs (Alt)
    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (R)Cheryl D. Kent
    Luis F. Borray (Alt)
    Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO) (R)Rick Lupton
    Steve McGlocklin
    Richard Williams (Alt)
    World Institute on Disability (WID) (CU)Hale Zukas

    Individual Members

    Todd Andersen AIA (P)

    Alan Gettelman (PD)

    Jake L. Pauls, CPE (P)

    Ed Roether (P)

    John P. S. Salmen, FAIA (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.

    The A117.1 standard committee would like to take a moment to recognize three members of the committee who were unable to see the fruits of their labor from this past cycle come to completion. Much of what has been accomplished would not have been possible without their contributions, expertise and passion for providing access to the disabled communities in the built environment. This edition of the standard will be a lasting tribute to their memory and a reminder for those who serve on the committee of what may be accomplished.

    Brian D. Black – National Elevator Industry, Inc.

    Ron Burton – Building Operators and Managers Association

    Tricia Mason – Little People of America