For over 18 years, I’ve advised a variety of clients from design professionals and builders to state agencies and institutions on how to create projects that are accessible to the widest audience. As a licensed architect, I also design living and work spaces that improve accessibility for individual clients.
I emphasize a proactive approach to accessible design. Addressing issues early in the planning stages of a project is more effective and efficient than redesigning during the construction document phase or trying to fix a problem after construction is complete. I work collaboratively with design teams to fully integrate accessibility solutions that support – and often enhance – the original design intent.
As a participant in the development of codes and standards, I have up-to-date information on universal design and accessibility compliance. Currently, I am one of President Barack Obama’s appointees on the United States Access Board, an independent Federal agency that provides leadership on accessible design.
Some of the services I provide include: