Erick Mikiten

Appointed by Governor Brown on January 17, 2012

Appointment Expiration:  January, 1 2022

Commissioner Mikiten of Berkeley, is a wheelchair-riding architect who also uses hearing aids. As principal of Mikiten Architecture in Berkeley, Mr. Mikiten has unique expertise in Universal Design.  He has designed hundreds of units of affordable and market-rate housing throughout the Bay Area, many for people with physical and/or cognitive disabilities. He has also completed dozens of single-family remodels for people with wide-ranging abilities, which require unique and creative approaches to result in real usability. He was also a special consultant for the Ed Roberts Campus, a new complex that houses nine disability-related agencies adjacent to Berkeley’s Ashby BART station.


Erick has worked with many non-profit developers to build HUD and other publicly financed housing in many municipalities. He consulted for the Trammell Crow Company on a large-scale development of accessible housing, and has served as an expert witness testifying on accessibility.


Erick’s two tour books for wheelchair riders are published by the California State Coastal conservancy. They cover beaches and waterfronts in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. He has consulted for the Coastal Conservancy on access improvements on a number of projects, and created a new beach design for Gleason’s Beach north of San Francisco.