FHA Design and Construction Hagerstown MD

Don't fall for the most common misconceptions of the FHA design and construction requirements in Hagerstown. Follow these 10 tips to ensure you're on the right track. Read on and find more information!

Alpha Associates Inc
(304) 264-0051
535 West King Street
Martinsburg, WV

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Bushey Feight Architects Inc.
473 North Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD
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American Institute of Architects

M S B Architects
PO BOX 600
Myersville, MD
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American Institute of Architects

Grove & Dall'Olio Architects PLLC
(304) 267-2120
218 West King Street
Martinsburg, WV
Building Type
Commercial facilities, Courthouses, Housing - Single family , Libraries, Medical office buildings, Mixed-use buildings, Municipal buildings, Museums, Office buildings, Restaurants
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Architectural Design / Documentation, Construction Documentation--Drawings, Construction Documentation--Specificatio, Design Development Phase, Design-Build, Existing Facilities Surveys, Historic Preservation, Project Administration, Schematic Design Phase, Sustainable Building Design
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Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
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American Institute of Architects

NVR, Inc. Architectural Services
21 Byte Court,Suite A
Frederick, MD
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American Institute of Architects

BMGM Architects
18129 Oak Ridge Dr.
Hagerstown, MD
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Architectural Design / Documentation, Design Development Phase, Historic Preservation, Interior Design, Programming, Space Planning
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American Institute of Architects

Alsip & Associates PC
806 The Terrace
Hagerstown, MD
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American Institute of Architects

David A. Kemnitzer Architect
(304) 876-1158
PO Box 3009,204 East German Street
Shepherdstown, WV
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American Institute of Architects

Sol Agua Terra
PO Box 1961
Frederick, MD
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Colleges & Universities, Commercial facilities, Hotels, Housing - Multi-family, Medical office buildings, Mixed-use buildings, Other, Restaurants, Schools K-12, Senior/Assisted Living
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Accessibility Compliance, Architectural Design / Documentation, Contract Administration, Economic Feasibility Studies, LEED Certification Services, Sustainable Building Design
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Maryland, Virginia
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American Institute of Architects

Robert T. Eckels, AIA, Architect
(304) 267-7595
1927 Rock Cliff Drive
Martinsburg, WV
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American Institute of Architects

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FHA Design and Construction

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Edited By Rachel Z. Azoff

Meeting the accessible design and construction requirements of the Fair Housing Act can be easier said than done. Unfortunately, many developers don't realize they are in noncompliance until they receive a complaint or-even worse-news of a lawsuit.

"Understanding and implementing the requirements of the FHA, from design through construction, is critical to protect yourself," says Douglas J. Anderson, a partner with Chicago-based LCM Architects. "Accessibility is often measured in inches-and sometimes to a quarter of an inch. Careful attention to detail can mean the difference between FHA compliance and an FHA lawsuit."

Here, Anderson offers his list of 10 areas of common misconception when it comes to FHA design and construction.

1. State and Local Code Compliance

Many designers or owners assume that if they are in compliance with state and/or local codes, they automatically meet or exceed HUD's fair housing requirements. In general, most state or local codes do not meet or exceed HUD's interpretation of the FHA requirements in all areas, and the issuance of a permit or certificate of occupancy for state or local codes provides no assurance that the development meets the FHA requirements.

2. FHA Covered Units

For a typical site, the law applies to all ground-floor units in multifamily walk-up buildings with four or more units and all units in multifamily elevator buildings with four or more units.

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