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John H. Catlin, FAIA, LCM Architects

Jack Catlin has over 40 years of personal and professional experience with disability related issues. This expertise has led to his involvement in the development of accessibility codes and standards for city, state and federal agencies; national and international speaking engagements on accessibility compliance issues; and the development of accessibility compliance plans and consultation for many private and public entities. A licensed architect and member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Mr. Catlin is the first practicing architect to serve as chair of the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board). Mr. Catlin's numerous accessibility presentations include national and international venues. He has also provided training and accessibility consulting to various private and public entities.

Mr. Catlin conducts the following FIRST training modules:
  • Design and Construction Requirements of the Fair Housing Act: Technical Overview
  • Strategies for Compliant Kitchens
  • Strategies for Compliant Bathrooms
  • Common Design and Construction Violations and Solutions
  • Accessible Routes
  • Accessible Public and Common-Use Areas


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