James Rappoport, AIA, NCARB

Mr. James Rappoport, AIA, NCARB

Daroff Design + DDI Architects PC
1007 Livezey Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Mobile: 215-882-3101
Office: 215-242-2113

Professional Expert Profile:

James Rappoport, Principal – Architect of Record at Daroff Design Inc. + DDI Architects PC, is licensed to practice in 35 US States.
Mr. Rappoport has provided expert consultation, investigations, opinions, reports and testimony in more than 500 legal matters, collaborating with attorneys representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants. His areas of expertise include; ADA Accessibility compliance, architectural design and construction peer reviews and ADR of disputes, site planning, premises liability and related slip falls and personal injuries matters. 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
  • Premises Liability
  • Ramp & Stairs


Available Upon Request