Bob Topping is a registered architect, licensed to practise in Ontario since 1983. He is a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Ontario Association of Architects. Mr. Topping has been involved in the practice and teaching of architecture for over 25 years with a specialization in barrier-free and universal design. Mr. Topping is a member of the Canadian Standards Association Technical Committee for CSA Standard B651: Accessible design for the built environment. He is also a member of the National Building Code of Canada Use and Egress Committee (which oversees the accessibility provisions), and the Canadian Committee of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for TC 59/SC16: Accessibility and Usability of the Built Environment. He also completes medical legal assessments with respect to barrier-free and universal design needs and associated costs.
Management responsibilities include: the oversight of projects from inception to completion; coordination of project teams; client liaison; project scheduling and cost control; and quality control.
Technical responsibilities include: universal design activities; project development; architectural design; graphic design and illustration; technical writing; facility auditing; and the development of accessibility standards.
Other responsibilities include the development and presentations of workshops and seminars on barrier-free and universal design, within Canada and internationally. Bob also teaches courses in universal design at both the college and university level.