At Paralyzed Veterans of America, we seek to promote an accessible, barrier free environment for all veterans and people with disabilities. Access to public building and structures should be a fundamental right – and requires architectural design that makes public and private buildings, structures, entrances and other facilties wheelchair accessible.

Our on-staff architects are experts in accessible design

Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only veterans organization with on-staff architects that provide design assistance to veterans. Paralyzed Veterans architects are specialized in accessible design and have extensive experience in all aspects of architecture.

We are also strong advocates for accessible design in architecture and construction industries. Our architecture team helps to develop building codes and standards for the entire nation.

Equal access for everyone living with disabilities – including Veterans

With the unique design knowledge of Paralyzed Veterans Architects, many public buildings, stadiums, courthouses, memorials, and other structures are made more accessible and enjoyable by the public – providing equal access to all.

We are proud of our service to Veterans – and to all people living with disabilities. And we also offer resources and support when planning home design and renovations, including wheelchair accessible home plans in our publication Accessible Home Design, 2nd Edition, which is now available on our Amazon store.

Through our sponsors and supporters, we continue to strive to enhance the quality of life for all people living with a spinal cord injury spinal cord disorders, and anyone with mobility impairments.

For more accessibility resources, click here.

For more information, contact PVA Architecture at: (202) 416-7645 or

2022 Barrier-Free America Award Winner: Kennedy Center