Sally Swanson Architects

Everyone deserves a chance to participate from the schoolyard to the world stage. This is the driving idea behind the work of Sally Swanson Architects, Inc. (SSA). It is an idea made evident in the design of exceptional educational facilities and civic buildings, in sensitive, barrier-free architecture and planning solutions that fully support the needs of every individual using each space.

Founded in 1980, SSA has two practice specialties of comparable size—ADA Access Compliance, and Civic and Educational Design. Our 19-person, award-winning architecture and planning firm is known for work that meets clients’ goals with precision and creativity while exhibiting a heightened attention to the needs of people with disabilities. SSA offers complete architectural services from concept development through construction administration and enjoys recognition as one of the foremost providers of access compliance services. Additionally, SSA has consistently led the industry in applying the concepts of Universal Design and Wayfinding to real architectural solutions.

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Sally Swanson Architects Projects

a landmark sign/wall with the text "college of the desert". the wall circles a raised lawn

College of the Desert

Desert Community College District
ADA Transition Plan, Parking & Path of Travel Master Planning – 2011

an arial view of a wheelchair-accessible ramp with several switchbacks that connects two levels of the college campus

Laney College

Peralta Community College DistrictMulti-Level Ramp Design – 1998

A church with two steeples and a Gothic façade in the city of Santa Fe New Mexico

City of Santa Fe, NM

SSA updated this historic city’s 1992 Title II Self Evaluation and Transition Plan. Tasks included field inspections of City facilities, identification of accessibility issues, and updating the City’s Self Evaluation Plan, in cooperation with City staff.

A view of the estuary and pathways along the Pacific coast in Richmond, California

City of Richmond, CA

SSA has assisted the City of Richmond with a comprehensive update of its ADA Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan. This includes a thorough review and upgrade of the City’s Emergency Management Plan.