In a previous post I highlighted the storm water drainage system at the Autodesk AEC Headquarters. Today I decided to take a tour of the Men’s restroom. I thought it was time the bathroom gets it’s rightful publicity. The only publicity I saw in regard to the bathrooms at this location was a vague reference to water efficient fixtures. For a room that’s so integral to the safety of the occupants, I can’t believe more people don’t publicize their bathrooms.
The entry door is your standard entrance door to a bathroom, complete with kick plate and signage.
The handicap stall is spacious with grab bars that look compliant with ADA requirements. Though I didn’t get out my tape measure to make sure.
In addition to the handicap stall there are two smaller water closet spaces with bathroom tissue dispensers and toilet protective covers.
Also included is a waterless urinal. In addition to not using water to remove the waste from the device, it has a bee icon. I assume this is where one is supposed to aim while relieving ones self.
I also heard today that Cisco has a similar device in their restroom, although they don’t have the stylish yellow strainer.
The water closets also have dual flush valves. Push up for light waste and down for more troublesome wastes.
In addition the lavatories have automatic soap dispensers and faucets.
It’s kind of hard to see, but the faucet appears to be solar powered.
For the drying of hands an automatic paper towel dispenser is available along with a waste disposal basket. To the right is a hand sanitizer dispenser. It’s interesting that they didn’t go with a high velocity air hand dryer to cut down on paper waste.
Overall the bathroom had nice finishes and appeared to be kept clean. I’d would have taken pictures of the women’s bathroom, but males usually aren’t welcome to enter there. So instead I’ll provide a picture of the door which is similar to the men’s room.