Accessibility Services provides consulting services devoted exclusively to making our built environment accessible to people with disabilities. Our goal is to assist property owners and designers as they navigate the myriad of accessibility requirements that apply to any given facility both at the state and federal levels accessibility consulting including plan review, site assessment and training.

Our group of professionals, including certified accessibility specialists, plan examiners, attorneys, architects and code enforcement officials is skilled in applying state and federal accessibility requirements, including, American with Disabilities Act, Fair Housing, Section 504 and state/local accessibility requirements to your project.

Dominic MarinelliDominic Marinelli
Vice President

Dominic Marinelli has been with the United Spinal Association for 25 years. Mr. Marinelli provides continuing education to members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Society of American Registered Architects (SARA). He is a Contract Instructor for the International Codes Council (ICC) and an Adjunct Faculty Member at Pratt’s Center for Continuing & Professional Studies in New York City.

Mr. Marinelli is a certified Accessibility Specialist/Plans Examiner by the International Code Council and serves on various committees including American National Standard Institute Residential Committee which he serves as Chair. He also represented United Spinal Association on the US Access Board’s Emergency Transportable Housing Advisory Committee.

Mr. Marinelli holds a Master of Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is certified in code enforcement by the New York State Department of State Codes Division and as an Accessibility Specialist/Plans Examiner by the International Codes Council (ICC).

Tom_FossThomas N. Foss
Architectural Designer

Mr. Foss has over 20 years of construction management experience. Mr. Foss is a founding member of Building Science Services, LLC. His work has included the design of cold storage warehouse facilities, specialty laboratory spaces, manufacturing facilities, heavy industrial facilities, building envelop performance improvements, roof replacements, structural investigations, life safety improvements, site development work, masonry repairs, barrier-free improvements, and code compliance assessments.

His CAD certification provides us with the ability to offer design solutions to issues we identify as barriers to accessibility.

Mr. Foss received his Bachelor of Science and Masters Degree in Architecture from State University of New York at Buffalo.

Nathan_RoetherNathan Roether
Accessibility Specialist

Nathan Roether has over 12 years of construction experience. He started his career as an accessibility specialist reviewing assembly seating and stadiums.  His work includes the Atlanta Falcons, Edmonton Arena, and Sacramento Kings. He recently joined the ACS team to perform as-built inspections, plan reviews, and code development.

Carlos_RiveraCarlos Rivera
Architectural Designer

Carlos Rivera is experienced in the feasibility, planning and design of commercial, corporate and residential environments. He has also developed logistics and campaigns for exhibit and tradeshow industries designing visual displays for private and public sector clients.

His 20+ years design experience and working with AutoCAD offers an expertise to identify common topics and solutions for accessibility barriers.

Mr. Rivera holds a bachelor’s degree in Architectural and Interior Design from Inuniversitas, Bogota Colombia, as well as an Associate Degree in Industrial Design from Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, Bogota Colombia.

Kristin BjornsonKristin Bjornson has over 10 years of Interior Design experience. Her previous work of plan reviews, space planning, design development and knowledge of CAD help to identify issues in relation to accessibility barriers.

She has worked on commercial, residential and education projects across the United States.

Kristin received her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design from Harrington College of Design in Chicago.