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Architectural Accessibility Universal Design Expert Witness

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Architectural Accessibility Universal Design, Architect, Registered Architect, General Architecture, Architecture, Architectural Accessibility, General Architectural Construction, Building Codes, Compliance with ADA, Federal Fair Housing Act, Fair Housing, Universal Design, Accessibility Disability Issues, Home Modification Disabled, Personal Injury ADA, Construction Issues Defects, Professional Liability, Compliance with National Regulations, Compliance with State Regulations, Compliance with National Building Codes, Compliance with State Building Codes, Americans with Disabilities Act, Universal Accessibility Act, ANSI, Accessibility Standards, ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, Architecture Standards of Practice, Construction, Construction Claims, Construction Codes, Construction Defects, Construction Documents, Construction Forensics, Construction Inspections, Construction Contracts, Construction Administration, Disabled Access, Fair Housing Accessibility Act, Handicap Access, Residential Buildings, Multi Family Buildings, Restaurants, Senior Living Facilities, Stairs, Stairways, Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards, UFAS, Universal Design, Walking Services, Working Services, airport architecture

Expert Witness No.1644



The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
Physics, 1959 to 1962
Bachelor of Architecture, 1967


Commonwealth of Virginia         
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania     
State of Michigan             
District of Columbia         


Principal, Lynch & Associates, Architects, a general and forensic
architectural practice with nationally recognized specialization in the field of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), architectural accessibility and Universal Design, 1982 to present.


Fellow, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Engineering
Sciences Section.

Faculty Member in Rehabilitation Science and Technology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 1996-2008.

Primary Instructor for the American Institute of Architects Workshops for its membership on implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Consultant to the Pennsylvania Accessibility Advisory Board, appointed by Harris Wofford, Secretary of the PA department of Labor and Industry, 1988-1992.

Distinguished Lecturer on Universal Design in the School of Bio-Medical Engineering, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana.

Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Board of Directors, Chairman, Legislative Committee, American Institute of Architects, Pittsburgh Chapter

Member, Task Group on Issues of the Aging, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A117 Committee for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities.

Professional Member, International Code Council


 Available Upon Request


1996 Elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects

2016 Promoted to Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences


Available Upon Request


Available Upon Request


1994 Joseph F. Mulach Jr., Award: Presented by the Vocational Rehabilitation Center of Pittsburgh

1992 Tri-State Paralyzed Veterans of America Recognition Award

1989 Philadelphia Founders Award from the Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association

1986 National Accessible Design Award from United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc.

1991 Gold Medal of Distinction: For service to the profession of architecture and to the people of Pennsylvania. Highest award by the Pennsylvania Society of Architects