EXPERT GUIDANCE FOR YOUR PROJECTS

Accessibility is impacted by overlapping laws, codes, standards and initiatives which can make it more challenging than other aspects of the developing environment. Our team of experts can help navigate these requirements, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Fair Housing Act (FHA), International Building Codes (IBC), state and local amendments as well as other specialty regulatory guidelines to find the best solutions for your projects. We also provide guidance to remove additional access barriers through advocating for inclusive design opportunities that meet more individuals’ needs and improve overall experiences of the community and end users.

Accessibility Consulting for New Construction

Our accessibility experts guide your team from start to finish for any new construction project. We can help determine applicable scope and areas of concern in the design, provide thoughtful guidance for accessible design details, and coordinate implementation during construction. Because we know the design and construction process start to finish, we are able to anticipate potential problems before they happen and offer solutions. There are always various options to meet design goals and we can help uncover them.

  • Consulting for Feasibility, Concept/Planning, Design, & Construction
  • Plan, Design, & Drawing Review
  • Construction Site Visits/ Observations

Consulting for Existing Sites + Facilities

Existing and historical sites fall under a different standard of care and regulatory oversight than new construction. Our team provides detailed assessments of existing buildings and sites to evaluate deficiencies and opportunities for designers and owners, including considerations for cost and community impacts. Whether updating a building, performing a self-evaluation, or implementing a transition plan, our expertise will help you reach your project goals.

  • Renovation & Tenant Improvement Consulting
  • Existing Facility & Exterior Site Assessments for ADA (Titles II & III)
  • Existing Facility Barrier Removal
  • ADA Transition Plan Consulting (Title II of the ADA)
  • ADA Self-Evaluation Consulting (Title II of the ADA)

Specialty Areas of Consulting

Not only do we provide services for design and construction teams, but we also have specialized experience in working with owners, developers, facility managers, civic and education entities, not-for-profits and confidential private businesses to meet more specific guidelines and criteria. We work with these various entities or their external teams on a wide range of accessibility and inclusive design strategies. We can step in at any phase of a project and provide planning, assessments, reporting, presentations, recommendations and solutions.

  • Accessible Design Support for Public Housing
  • Accessible Design Support for Education & Business Campuses
  • Public-Right-of-Way & Pedestrian Assessments & Improvements
  • Reviews for Authorities Having Jurisdiction
  • Litigation & Expert Witness Services for the Built Environment
  • CASp Consulting for the Built Environment

ADDITIONAL SERVICE OFFERINGS

For groups and projects that have adopted forward-thinking practices and initiatives, our additional service offerings can help businesses and design teams with education on key topics, source community feedback, develop new standards, and double-check existing work for any areas needing improvement. We have the resources and expertise to support looking ahead and developing more inclusive practices that further reduce risk and help more end users thrive in their environments.

  • Training & Education on Regulations & Updates
  • Community Engagement Support for Improvements
  • Development of Accessibility Design Guidelines & Standards
  • Universal Design Guidance, Reviews & Education
  • 3rd Party & Peer Reviews for the Built Environment
  • Product Review & Consulting

Accessibility Consulting + Universal Design Experts

Ashley Pitts

Senior Accessibility Consultant

M.S., Architecture, B.EnvD, Registered Architect: CO, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), California Certified Accessibility Specialist, No. CASp-676

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Joshua Klyber

Associate Principal Of Accessibility + Universal Design

BS, Physics and Mathematics, Sustainable Building Advisorship Program, Sustainability Consultation, Registered Accessibility Specialist (RAS), APA Certified-Built Environment, Accessibility Inspector / Plans Examiner, Associate Member (APA)

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Nick Morris

Global Service Line Leader, Accessibility + Universal Design

Medal of the Order of Australia, Diploma of Access Consulting, Accessiblity and Universal Design, Accredited Access Consultant, Cert 4, Workplace Training and Asessment, Diploma, Health and Physical Education/Fitness, B.A., Science, Human Movement

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