DAY 2 | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. | Second Level, Hazel W. Hopper Audio Visual Room

People looking at art plan

Before any public art project begins, artists and designers must take certain steps during the planning and design process to ensure a project is accessible to all. We will discuss the process of creating accessible public art installations, and review important design standards that you should be aware of before you begin your community's next public art installation.

In this session you will:

  • Learn why it is important to begin thinking about accessible design at the beginning of any public art project.

  • Learn about case studies and best practices for accessible public art in communities across Indiana and across the country.

  • Learn strategies and standards for designing and constructing accessible public art installations.

Presented by:


Tom Fansler
Founding Principal / CEO
Tii Environments


Tom has spent decades making innovations in the design, fabrication, and construction of outdoor environments throughout the country. He has served as president of Smock Fansler Construction Company and CEO of Tiii Environments since 1999. Using his extensive background in construction and fabrication, he works to create iconic public art installations that stand the test of time. Tom has built a reputation for his quality craftsmanship and creative approach to solving complex construction challenges.


Rachel Kavathe
Lanscape Architect
Tii Environments


Rachel is an artist, landscape architect, and city planner. Her work focuses on public space design, sculpture and site-specific art installations.
Rachel has over 15 years of experience working with communities throughout Indiana on community-wide master planning initiatives, park and public space design, and public art initiatives. She is a licensed landscape architect and a certified city planner