Peter A. Stratton
Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Accessibility Services
Started with Firm: 1993
B.S. Architecture Technology, Magna Cum Laude, New York Institute of Technology, New York, NY
Peter A. Stratton is a Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Accessibility Services. He is a 25-year veteran of the firm, where he developed and continues to manage SWA’s accessibility business sector, providing leadership to a team of professionals located in New York, NY, Norwalk, CT, and Washington, DC.
Under his leadership, the accessibility team provides services to public and private sector clients that are designed to ensure compliance with the accessible design and construction requirements of federal, state, and local laws and building codes, including plan reviews, field inspections, construction supervision, due diligence inspections, litigation consulting, Universal Design consulting, technical assistance, and training. Stratton’s client list includes the owner of the largest privately owned residential real estate portfolio in New York City, two of the top-ten largest housing authorities in the U.S., and the largest shelter system in the U.S.
Stratton was invited by the New York City Bar Association to present to its membership on the challenges with achieving compliance with legal requirements for accessible design in existing construction in New York City. From 2000 to 2005, he was an adjunct instructor at New York University, New York Institute of Technology, and the Pratt Institute, where he developed and taught courses on accessible design and construction to practicing and future industry professionals.
Stratton routinely conducts accessibility training for public agencies, industry associations, developers, and architecture firms, among others and is the author of A Basic Guide to Fair Housing Accessibility – Everything Architects and Builders Need to Know about the Fair Housing Act Accessibility Guidelines, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.