Celebrating Inclusive Leadership: Olivia Mae M. Asuncion Joins U.S. Access Board

Submitted by jessmendes on Thu, 08/10/2023 - 11:26

We're thrilled to announce the appointment of Olivia Mae M. Asuncion, AIA, as a Public Member to the U.S. Access Board by President Joe Biden. With a rich background in architecture and a strong commitment to inclusive design, Asuncion brings invaluable insights to the Board. Hailing from Oakland, California, she has dedicated her career to fostering accessible communities.

Asuncion's journey began with assisting Bay Area non-profits in construction and project management, notably contributing to the universally designed Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley. Her influence then extended to public safety buildings, community spaces, and educational facilities, both nationally and internationally. She has also been a vocal advocate for inclusivity and accessibility, sharing her wisdom with students and professionals alike.

The U.S. Access Board stands as a beacon of progress under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), promoting inclusive design and representing the voices of individuals with disabilities. Asuncion's appointment exemplifies the administration's commitment to equity and her expertise promises to shape a more accessible built environment for everyone.