o-Tien’s role in the Division of Disability Rights includes providing management to staff responsible for plan reviews, accessibility inspections, project management, and external contractors in relation to compliance with architectural accessibility standards and other regulatory requirements. He will also be responsible for the documentation and implementation of policies and procedures related to structural access throughout the City, including the provision of technical interpretation, guidance, and assistance to ensure accessibility compliance in City facilities.
Liang immigrated with his family to the United States in 1987, from Taiwan. They moved to a small town in Hastings, Nebraska, to start a new life. He graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska, with a master’s degree in architecture. After graduation, Ro-Tien started his career in Washington, DC, where he worked at Stantec, which is a large multi-disciplinary company that specialized in schools and government work.
After five years in DC, Ro-Tien moved to Pittsburgh, PA, to work for Cannon Design. As the project architect, he was able to work on different building types from churches to hospitals, including international work in the United Arab Emirates. His work has been recognized for design excellence and technical thoroughness by peers within the architectural community.
In 2015, Ro-Tien moved to Colorado, to be closer to his immediate family. He worked at Lantz-Boggio Architects and at Hord Coplan Macht. At both companies, his role was focused on project management, client relationships, consultant coordination, and contract administration. Ro-Tien is a licensed architect and holds certification as a Contract Document Technologist, and LEED accredited profession. He has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and various inner-city school yard revitalizations.
He is determined to utilize his architectural experiences to provide quality services for the disability community.