Peter A. Stratton
Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Accessibility Services
Started with Firm: 1993
B.S. Architecture Technology, New York Institute of Technology
Peter A. Stratton, Managing Director, Accessibility Services, developed and continues to manage SWA’s accessibility consulting business sector, providing leadership to a team of professionals located in New York, NY, Norwalk, CT, and Washington, DC.
Under his leadership, the accessibility consulting team provides services that drive social justice in the built environment by helping clients break down physical barriers to access that have traditionally marginalized people with disabilities. Peter’s client list includes the owner of the largest privately owned residential real estate portfolio in New York City, the New York City Law Department, two of the top-ten largest housing authorities, and the largest shelter system in the country. Services are designed to help 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, among others.
Peter continues to drive the intrinsic connection between the green building movement and accessibility; he wrote the Design for Accessibility pilot credit for the LEED rating system and was a key collaborator on the development of two Inclusive Design pilot credits for both residential and commercial projects for the LEED rating system.
Stratton was formerly 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 and currently conducts accessibility training for public agencies, industry associations, developers, and architecture firms, among others. He 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.