James Rappoport

Mr. James Rappoport

Daroff Design
2121 Market Street
Philadelphia , PA 19103
Mobile: 215-636-9900
Office: 215-636-9900

Professional Expert Profile:

James Rappoport is Principal – Architect of Record at Daroff Design Inc. + DDI Architects PC, a full service Planning, Architectural & Interior Design practice founded in1973. The firm specializes in ground-up, renovation, and historic adaptive reuse projects for office facilities, hotels, resorts, retail and shopping facilities, restaurants, meeting, conference and training facilities, aviation terminals and entertainment projects throughout the USA and Internationally.

Mr. Rappoport has successfully provided technical consultation and analysis, expert witness reports, opinions, affidavits, certificates of merit, depositions, mediation and alternative dispute resolution presentations, testimony and pre-trial support in more than 250 legal cases, engaged by both defendants’ and plaintiffs’ legal teams. Each of the matters Mr. Rappoport has collaborated on have settled before trial. Mr. Rappoport is the author of several professional text books and trade journal articles. He has been awarded multiple copy rights and is an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the US Green Building Council (USGBC), the International Code Council (ICC), and the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). He is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).


Bachelor of Architecture, Cornell University, 1964
M. Sc. Architecture & Urban Design, Columbia University, 1966
Post Graduate Studies in Urban Economics, NYU, 1967-1969
First Licensed to Practice Architecture in New York State, 1969
American Institute of Architects – Continuing Education - Ongoing

Areas of Expertise
  • Acoustics
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Architect Liability
  • Architecture
  • Building Codes
  • Construction
  • Disabled Access
  • Flooring
  • Interior Design
  • Ramp & Stairs


Available Upon Request