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Christy Kim, AIA, CASp

National Technical Director of Accessibility


Located in

Irvine, California
  • B. ENVD, Architecture, University of Colorado; Boulder, CO
  • Master of Heritage Conservation, Architecture (2017), University of Southern California; Los Angeles, CA


  • Registered Architect, State of California
  • Certified Access Specialist, State of California
  • Safety Assessment Volunteer, State of California


Christy Kim, AIA, CASp serves as the National Technical Director of Accessibility for Partner. Ms. Kim has 16 years of experience in the architectural, engineering, and construction service industries. Specifically, Ms. Kim has performed Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) surveys, Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA) surveys, Certified Access Specialist (CASp) surveys, accessibility consulting, technical design and consulting for architectural firms, and accessibility consulting and remediation design projects for building owners. She has served as the defense legal accessibility expert on several city- and privately-owned properties. As a defense legal expert her duties included working with legal counsel to review plaintiff complaints, performing assessments of the properties, designing remediation, obtaining bids, monitoring corrective construction work, and mediation.

Ms. Kim also has extensive knowledge in engineering due diligence and construction services for numerous types of real estate investment entities, working with building types ranging from multifamily, mixed-use, industrial, hospitality, and commercial. She has performed hundreds of Property Condition Assessments (PCAs), small loan PCAs, construction progress monitoring, pre-construction plan reviews, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) surveys, construction quality owner’s representation, and feasibility studies.

Having a dedicated interest in the historic built environment, Ms. Kim also has experience with historic documentation for both buildings and districts on Department of Park Service forms. She also has a broad knowledge of the various building systems and care techniques utilized in historic properties. Ms. Kim is a Registered Architect in the state of California, a Certified Access Specialist (CASp), and is a member for the American Institute of Architects and Certified Access Specialist Institute.

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