U.S. Courts Design Guide
All areas of the Clerk's Office must be accessible to persons with disabilities including
service counters, computer terminals, microfiche machines, work areas, and public
copy machines. See the Americans with Disabilities Act Architectural Guidelines
(ADAAG) and Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS) for detailed criteria.
Finishes, Furniture, and Fixtures
Public areas of the Clerk's Office must be provided with durable finishes compatible
with the design style of the courthouse's public areas. The personal office space of the
Clerk of Court should be provided the finishes listed below or equivalent. These
finishes represent a quality standard or benchmark and are not intended to dictate
specific design solutions or treatments.
Use gypsum wallboard on metal stud construction, finished with Type II
vinyl wall covering.
Use a four-inch (100 mm), high-coved vinyl base, typical throughout (unless
dictated by design conditions).
Doors and Frames
Use American Woodworking Institute (AWI) custom-grade, hardwood veneer
solid core doors.