Our staff is unique. We are not architects who see disabled access as an insignificant part of our design work. We focus on access and provide access consulting services in collaboration with professionals that bring an unparalleled multidisciplinary approach to access.
Our principal, Syroun Z Sanossian is a CASp inspector with graduate level training in both architecture and civil engineering. She has specialized in disabled access for over 15 years. She began as a field investigator and developed into an adept project manager and trainer, later holding positions as the disability compliance officer for the court construction and management department of the administrative office of the courts and program manager for ADA Transition Plan programs with various public entities in California. She also holds a position on the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) A18 National Standards committee. Her hands-on management style defines the firm.
From February 1975, through December 2008, Mitchell Pomerantz was employed by the City of Los Angeles in a variety of human resource and disability-related positions. Beginning in August 1995 until his retirement, Mitch was the City’s ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Compliance Officer where his responsibilities included overseeing and coordinating City-wide compliance with the ADA, as well as conducting training and providing technical assistance to City departments on ADA-related issues. Mr. Pomerantz was responsible for developing the City’s ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan which was given final approval in June, 1999. Subsequently, Mitch guided the City’s implementation of the Plan which – with limited exceptions – was completed in June, 2002.
Mr. Pomerantz is an expert in policy and practice review and provides specialized training for SZS in Titles I, II and III of the ADA. Mitch served three two-year terms (2007-2013) as President of the American Council of the Blind, a major national consumer advocacy organization of blind and low vision persons. He served a term on the California Commission on Disability Access and is currently serving on the State Department of Rehabilitation’s Blind Advisory Committee. Mitch holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Southern California.
Jing Le Liu PE, CASp graduated with both a Bachelors and Masters degree in civil engineering from UC Davis with honors. Jing is one of only a handful of professional civil engineers in the state with both the PE and CASp certification. He is our field expert in the public rights-of-way and he trains and manages our field investigator teams. Jing also provides expertise in GIS mapping using ArcView AutoCAD and other essential software platforms. He is a vital member of our team and an exceptional problem-solver.
Daniel Politte BS graduated from the University of San Diego with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. As the ADA Coordinator for the California Midas Dealers Association, he developed valuable knowledge in both managing facility maintenance and alterations projects and creating and implementing policies and practices. As a Project Manager, Dan manages field investigation teams as they identify all deficiencies (barriers to access) in City/County facilities such as buildings and parks.
Additional staff includes CASp inspectors, civil engineers, GIS analysts, IT experts, field investigators, technical and support staff.