Mikiten Architecture is uniquely qualified as experts in the field of Universal Design.
As a wheelchair-riding architect, Erick Mikiten, AIA, has a deep and first-hand understanding not only of the need for architectural designs that are usable by everybody, but also a real ability and insight into how to accommodate those needs.
Elisa Mikiten was trained in universal design at the world-renowned Adaptive Environments Center in Boston, Mass. She worked independently on numerous accessibility renovations and upgrade projects before collaborating with Erick Mikiten on a major residential addition for a couple with Multiple Sclerosis.
And therein our firm was born.
Although we have provided accessibility survey and upgrade services to clients, our strength is in the incorporation of Universal Design into all aspects of our work. Our vast experience leads to environments comfortable and usable for more people than anything designed to the minimum requirements of the ADA or building code. This is a passion that we bring to all our projects - making the world more usable by all of us for more of our lives one building at a time.