Planning for accessibility early in the design process is one of the least expensive and most effective ways to create barrier-free projects. My services range from drawing review to working as a consultant alongside the design team as a project is designed and developed. As an architect, I understand design and believe that the best barrier-free solutions are the ones that are not noticeable. My goal is to make accessibility a seamless part of the design.
Drawing reviews provide both quality assurance checks for code compliance and analysis for opportunities to ‘go beyond’ code minimums to better serve the users of the building. If I see non-compliant situations, I can offer solutions that are creative, practical and aesthetically pleasing.
In addition to being a registered architect and a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE, WA certificate #W2F5012321), I am an International Code Council (ICC) registered Accessibility Plans Examiner and Building Inspector. As an expert, I recognize the common compliance errors made in Fair Housing, ADA and ABA standards. My advocacy work on the development of codes and standards gives me unique insight and up-to-date information on new universal design and accessibility compliance.
I work with architecture firms and private developers as well as government agencies and school districts. My consulting projects include schools, private residences, multi-family housing, university dormitories, health clinics, libraries and transit projects.
Design and Construction Phase services include:
- Accessibility consulting during project development
- Drawing review during design phase
- Review of construction documents
- Design solutions to prevent barriers
- On-site construction progress reviews
- On-call resource