Elevator Preservation and ADA Upgrades

Accessibility Notice PW729

The project is intended to upgrade elevators to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines and to ensure that elevators on campus remain safe and reliable. It prioritizes elevators for work based on their condition and the urgency of their maintenance needs. 

Completion of work on the west elevator in the Environmental Studies Building that serves the small partial floors, 03, 04, 05, and 6 has been delayed due to difficulties encountered during the repair and upgrade process. Completion is now expected in late April. Facilities Development engineers have determined that the building design will not allow the installation of temporary ADA compliant accommodations to serve those areas of the building. We regret the necessity of closing those areas to ADA access, but there is real concern that postponing the upgrades until summer could result in an emergency shutdown, where no planning is possible. We apologize for the continued inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.

No classes are scheduled in the affected areas, but several faculty and department offices are located on those floors. Alternative meeting spaces will be available for people needing accommodation during the shutdown.

Environmental Studies Building elevator shutdown dates:
November 25, 2019-April 24, 2020

For Faculty and Staff Accommodations, please contact:
Julie Moon, Human Resources Disability Administrator
(360) 650-3771

For Student Accommodations, please contact:
Jon McGough, Director, Disability Access Center
(360) 650-7424

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