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WHO WE ARE

Meet the people behind LINEAR NONLINEAR Inclusive Design

LINEAR NONLINEAR Inclusive Design is a Toronto-based design firm that focuses on the intersection of great design and inclusive solutions. We offer accessibility consulting services as well as assessments, reviews, recommendations and educational engagements. Led by Roman Romanov, an architectural designer with lived experience with a disability, LINEAR NONLINEAR is dedicated to providing the best solutions for our clients.

 

Our team members hold industry-recognized certifications in accessibility consulting, architectural design, and inclusive practices. Our lived experience, combined with in-depth knowledge of accessibility regulations, including AODA, OBC, CSA, and Universal Design, ensures that you're in capable hands.

ROMAN ROMANOV

Accessibility Consultant, Architectural Designer, and  Managing Director

Roman Romanov is the founder and managing director at LINEAR NONLINEAR Inclusive Design. As an architectural designer living with an ocular disability, he has over 15 years of experience in the field of accessibility and has worked with a variety of clients to make their products and services more inclusive. A passionate advocate for better design for all, Roman is a faculty member at OCAD University in Toronto, where he teaches courses on design, accessibility, inclusion, wellness and sustainability. Previously, Roman worked in non-formal education with youth and adults with disabilities (cognitive + neurodivergent), developing social skills, art, craft, team sports and fitness, wellness and more.  

EDUCATION

Master of Architecture, University of Toronto (UofT), Canada

Bachelor of Design, Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCADU), Toronto, Canada

CERTIFICATIONS

Rick Hansen Foundation
Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC)

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MISSION

At LINEAR NONLINEAR Inclusive Design, our mission is to create accessible and inclusive design solutions that make the world a better place. We believe that meaningful design goes beyond codes and regulations and that an early synergy between architectural design and accessibility is the key to truly inclusive environments for all. 

We believe that accessibility and inclusivity are not just good design practices, but also ethical imperatives. As architects and designers working in a rapidly changing world, we see things that others don’t and know how to find solutions that look better, happen faster, and cost cheaper. Good accessibility is good design is good business. 

CORE VALUES:

Empowerment

We believe that accessibility empowers individuals with diverse abilities, fostering independence and equal opportunities. More access means more equity, more growth, and more justice. 

Freedom

Navigating through spaces shouldn't be done in one way only. Providing solutions with flexibility and simplicity in mind promotes efficiency, choice, and respect for diversity.  

Sustainability

Accessible design is sustainable design. Integrating meaningful access strategies into the early stages of the design process ensures a long, healthy and retrofit-free life for your project.  

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