Clients

Representative Examples

GOVERNMENT

• US Dept of Justice: 30 sites – Evaluation of supermarkets; Baltimore, Denver, Portland.

• CA State Department of Rehabilitation: Conducted a state-wide evaluation of the Department's field offices.

• CA Division of the State Architect:

- Subject matter expert to develop testing + certification program for access consultants (CASp)

- Produced manuals and checklists for plan-checkers regarding accessible housing

- Provided analysis to assist in securing ADA certification of the California State Building Code

• SF Zoo: Litigation expert and design consultant on new zoo expansion projects

• CA Attorney General: Litigation expert concerning accessible polling places and voting programs

• SAP Center-San Jose Sharks professional sports arena: Inspections + recommendations for public-use areas

• Counties of Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, San Diego, and San Luis Obispo: Guidance to Elections Departments

• Santa Cruz Port District: Inspection and report on all facilities within a 22-acre site

• Santa Cruz Public Libraries: 9-Branch site survey report and implementation plan.

• City of Santa Cruz: Municipal Wharf Site survey and solutions for waterfront commercial spaces

• Easter Seals/Project Action: Survey tool and best practices manual for transit agencies

• City of Pacific Grove: Plan review and recommendations for new government buildings and historic properties

 

STORES, RESTAURANTS, HOTELS, BANKS AND OTHER BUSINESSES

• Hilton, Marriot and Doubletree hotel groups

• Valero Energy: More than 80 company owned stores throughout California- survey and recommendations

• Safeway: 30 stores - Monitor progress of settlement with USDOJ

• Sears: Site survey and design solutions for department stores

• Whole Foods Markets: Inspection + recommendations for 20+ stores in CA, Oregon and Washington.

• United Security Bank: 10 Central Valley branch surveys and design solutions

• CA Savings Bank: Bay Area locations / Site survey-report and design solutions

• Wineries: Louis Martini / J. Lohr / Chimney Rock / Mt. Eden / Domaine Carneros

• Anchor Blue: California retail clothing stores- site survey-reports and design solutions

• Mollie Stone’s Markets: Bay area stores

• Longs Drugs: Site surveys of 51 store facilities

 

DEVELOPERS/ARCHITECTECT/PLANNERS

• Thatcher & Thompson Architects - Santa Cruz: Multi-use publicly funded facility, senior housing + many more

• Michael Rex Associates - Marin: Apartments, townhouses and retail

• Nelson/Nygaard - San Francisco: Transportation planning

• South County Housing - Watsonville: Project planning and solutions

• Primus Building Solutions - Los Angeles Area: Accessibility plan review for affordable housing projects

 

TRAINING

• AIA Chapters of Monterey, Santa Clara and Redwood Empire: Continuing education for architect licensure

• County Election Departments: Surveying polling places and strategies for achieving accessibility

• Tendiendo-Puentes A.C.: Featured speaker at international seminar for Latin American government representatives concerning "Essential Themes of Social Justice"

• Institute of Federal Elections – Mexico: Featured speaker at conference concerning implementation of Article 29 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; access to public and political life – and the signing of the formal agreement by the 7 political parties (See Article).

 

ATTORNEYS

• CA Attorney General: Surveyed and evaluated more than 500 sites for access to polling places

• CA Dept. of Fair Employment & Housing: Reasonable accommodation/condominiums

• Disability Rights Advocates (DRA): Class actions: Merchandise in department stores; Caltrans curb ramps

• Office of the San Francisco City Attorney: Theater, Performing arts complex, and City Zoo.

• McCormick-Barstow: Hotels and restaurants

• Reed-Smith LLP : Banks within the greater Bay Area

• Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass: Major San Francisco landmarks

• Bragg & Kuluva (house counsel-Chubb Insurance): Recreational, entertainment, wineries, banks, school campuses, & department stores

• Rosen Bien Galvan: transportation

• Bennedetti & Associates: Public schools, access to special education

• Disability Rights California (formerly Protection & Advocacy): Senior housing accommodations