Expertise DescriptionI have over 20 years experience in Accessibility Compliance and Building Code. My extensive experience includes architecture, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) consulting, accessibility compliance matters, building code administration, code development and enforcement, personal injury accidents, slips and falls, field of design and construction, forensic architectural issues, construction defects, ADA claims, federal accessibility requirements for publicly-funded housing, and accidents related to non-compliant design and construction. I have more than 10 years expert witness experience, with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My consulting services include ADA inspection / CASp report, ADA compliance remediation plan, Peer plan review for accessibility compliance, Construction plan review, and Architectural design services.
Education[table] ,Degree,Subject,Institution, ,M.A.,Architecture,UC Berkeley, ,M.A.,City Planning,UC Berkeley, ,,,, ,,,, [/table]
Licenses Certifications[table] NCARB Licensed Architecture registered in California DSA Certified Access Specialist (CASP) California General Building Contractor CABO Certified Building Official (CBO) [/table]
My expert witness experience includes ADA accessibility compliance, Trip and fall, Construction defect claim (stairs), Construction defect claim (concrete paving), Construction defect claim (hardwood flooring), Architectural service delay claim.
Awards & Affiliation[table]
L.A. City Quality & Productivity Commission award
City of Monterey Park Employee of the Year
Guest lecturer at East L.A. College Department of Architecture
Speaker on ADA compliance at Pasadena Bar Association
Speaker on new 2010 ADA at Greater Los Angeles Hotel & Motel Association
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases[table]
Primary AffiliationAmerican Institute of Architects (AIA)