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 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.
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.
I am an architect and have been registered with the State of California since 1983. I am a practicing architect with my own firm. With my own firm I have worked on the renovation of a 17-story hotel, three shopping centers and several façade remodels.
I am a building code expert. I have authored several code changes that have been adopted into the Uniform Building Code and the International Building Code.
Site inspection for code issues is in the area of my expertise.
I am intimately familiar with both the ADA and the Fair Housing Act requirements.
|M.A.||City Planning||UC Berkeley|
|NCARB Licensed Architecture|
|registered in California|
|DSA Certified Access Specialist (CASP)|
|California General Building Contractor|
|CABO Certified Building Official (CBO)|
Awards & Affiliation
|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|
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases