Santa Rosa architect named to federal board overseeing accessibility for people with disabilities

Olivia Mae Asuncion, a project architect at Santa Rosa-based Quattrocchi Kwok Architects, has been appointed the newest member of the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Access Board.

“I am extremely excited and honored to have this opportunity to make positive change on a national level,” said Asuncion. “As a practicing architect, and a disabled one who keenly understands the barriers and challenges with accessibility, I know that I can offer a unique perspective to push for progress in making physical spaces as inclusive as possible for all.”

Appointed by President Biden, Asuncion joins a group of 12 public members and 12 federal representatives to drive efforts towards enhanced accessibility for individuals with disabilities, the board announced.

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