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Farah Madon - Director Vista Access Architects

Architect, ACAA Accredited Access Consultant, Livable Housing Assessor, Changing Places Assessor, NDIS Accredited SDA Assessor 

Farah is a passionate advocate for inclusion especially for people with disabilities. Farah is the lead author of the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) SDA (Specialist Disability Accommodation) Design Standard.

Farah contributes on a number of Boards and Management Committees in relation to accessibility for people with disabilities including being a member of the Australian Standards ME-064 Committee which is responsible for developing the Australian Standards related to Access for people with disabilities, Community Representative member of Penrith City Council's Access Committee, Director of LHA (Livable Housing Australia), member of RAIA’s (Australian Institute of Architect's) National Access Work Group, Management Committee member of NSW Network of Access Consultants and member of NDIS SDA Reference Group. Farah is also the Vice President of ACAA (Association of Consultants in Access Australia) being a Management Committee Member of ACAA from 2011.

Farah specialises in Disability Access Consultancy Services, including Access related advice for compliance with the Australian Disability Discrimination Act and the NCC / BCA (National Construction Code / Building Code of Australia), Adult Changing Places certifications, Livable Housing assessments, NDIS SDA Assessments and Performance Solution Assessments for access related issues under the NCC/BCA by means of Expert Judgement. Farah has been invited numerous times to be an expert witness for Disability Access related matters in the Land and Environment Court of NSW.

Through Vista Access Architects, Farah provides Pro-bono access related services to a number of Disability related organisations every year as a part our Social responsibility to the local Community.

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Farah Madon - Director Vista Access Architects

Architect, ACAA Accredited Access Consultant, Livable Housing Assessor, Changing Places Assessor, NDIS Accredited SDA Assessor

Farah is a passionate advocate for inclusion especially for people with disabilities. Farah is the lead author of the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) SDA (Specialist Disability Accommodation) Design Standard.

Farah contributes on a number of Boards and Management Committees in relation to accessibility for people with disabilities including being a member of the Australian Standards ME-064 Committee which is responsible for developing the Australian Standards related to Access for people with disabilities, Community Representative member of Penrith City Council's Access Committee, member of the LHA’s (Livable Housing Australia's) Industry Reference Group, member of RAIA’s (Australian Institute of Architect's) National Access Work Group, Management Committee member of NSW Network of Access Consultants and member of LHA SDA Steering committee. Farah is also the Vice President of ACAA (Association of Consultants in Access Australia) being a Management Committee Member of ACAA from 2011.

Farah specialises in Disability Access Consultancy Services, including Access related advice for compliance with the Australian Disability Discrimination Act and the NCC / BCA (National Construction Code / Building Code of Australia), Adult Changing Places certifications, Livable Housing assessments, NDIS SDA Assessments and Performance Solution Assessments for access related issues under the NCC/BCA by means of Expert Judgement. Farah has been invited numerous times to be an expert witness for Disability Access related matters in the Land and Environment Court of NSW.

Through Vista Access Architects, Farah provides Pro-bono access related services to a number of Disability related organisations every year as a part our Social responsibility to the local Community.

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Vanessa Griffin

ACAA Accredited Access Consultant, Livable Housing Assessor, Changing Places Assessor and NDIS Accredited SDA Assessor

Vanessa is a qualified Building Surveyor with over 18 years of experience in Local Government. Vanessa is an Access Consultant and an Accredited member of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia. Vanessa has been with Vista Access Architects since 2015.

Vanessa specialises in working with architects, designers, engineers, government agencies and managers of buildings and to ensure the requirements of disability access are incorporated into the proposed developments to ensure inclusiveness for the community and the building users.

Vanessa has worked on both desk top assessments as well as site inspections of Platinum LHA developments and is a Licenced LHA Assessor.

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Vanessa Griffin

ACAA Accredited Access Consultant and Livable Housing Assessor

Vanessa is a qualified Building Surveyor with over 18 years of experience in Local Government. Vanessa is an Access Consultant and an Accredited member of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia. Vanessa has been with Vista Access Architects since 2015.

Vanessa specialises in working with architects, designers, engineers, government agencies and managers of buildings and to ensure the requirements of disability access are incorporated into the proposed developments to ensure inclusiveness for the community and the building users.

Vanessa has worked on both desk top assessments as well as site inspections of Platinum LHA developments and is a Licenced LHA Assessor.

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Jenny Desai

ACAA Accredited Access Consultant, Livable Housing Assessor and NDIS Accredited SDA Assessor

Jenny is a qualified Building Designer with over 10 years of experience with a Master of Design (M.Des) from University of Technology, Sydney. Jenny has been with Vista Access Architects since 2015.

Jenny is an Accredited member of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia, a Licensed LHA Assessor and an NDIS Accredited SDA Assessor.

Jenny specialises in working with Clients and Designers to ensure that compliance with Access related matters is met, right from the design stage of works. Her qualifications in Project management puts her at an advantage in managing projects from conception to the delivery stage.

Jenny has worked on hundreds of desk top assessments as well as site inspections of Silver, Gold and Platinum level Livable Housing Australia projects.

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Jenny Desai

ACAA Accredited Access Consultant, Livable Housing Assessor and NDIS Accredited SDA Assessor

Jenny is a qualified Building Designer with over 10 years of experience with a Master of Design (M.Des) from University of Technology, Sydney. Jenny has been with Vista Access Architects since 2015.

Jenny is an Accredited member of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia, a Licensed LHA Assessor and an NDIS Accredited SDA Assessor.

Jenny specialises in working with Clients and Designers to ensure that compliance with Access related matters is met, right from the design stage of works. Her qualifications in Project management puts her at an advantage in managing projects from conception to the delivery stage.

Jenny has worked on hundreds of desk top assessments as well as site inspections of Silver, Gold and Platinum level Livable Housing Australia projects.


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Art Phonsawat

ACAA Associate Access Consultant

Art is a qualified Interior Designer, qualified Access Consultant and an Associate member of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia. Art has been with Vista Access Architects since May 2020.

Art completed Certificate IV in Access Consulting. He holds an OHS Construction Induction Training Certificate and has assisted with multiple site inspections for Disability Access related matters.

Since joining Vista Access Architects, Art has worked on multiple Livable Housing Design projects involving desk top assessments as well as site inspections of Silver, Gold and Platinum level developments, multiple SDA projects and multiple Childcare and Boarding House projects.

 

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Art Phonsawat

Access Consultant

Art is a qualified Interior Designer, qualified Access Consultant and an Associate member of the Association of Consultants in Access Australia. Art has been with Vista Access Architects since May 2020.

Art completed Certificate IV in Access Consulting. He holds an OHS Construction Induction Training Certificate and has assisted with multiple site inspections for Disability Access related matters.

Since joining Vista Access Architects, Art has worked on multiple Livable Housing Design projects involving desk top assessments as well as site inspections of Silver, Gold and Platinum level developments, multiple SDA projects and multiple Childcare and Boarding House projects.

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