1985–Founded Rataj Architects.
1992- 2000 CEO Incorporated Rataj Architects, Inc
2000–2012 CEO/ Rataj - Krueger Architects, Inc.
2013 to 8/25/2014 Don Rataj Architect & Architectural Expert Witness.
AIA/NCARB Continuing Education for multi-state licenses Florida State Advanced ASCE 7 Wind Loads.
Registered Architect State of Missouri, License # 4135 Current since 1983.
AIA american Institutes of Architects
NCARB National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Certification. Inactive/retired
Member of the American Association of Arbitrations, Past Arbitrator of (3 different) building construction related cases in the
Member of Green Connected/Sustainable design.
Professional Architectural Expert Qualifications:
Don has over 38 years of professional architectural AIA documents, design development, building construction, building code, life safety, medical healthcare, movie theater performance design, environmental design & building construction administration experience.
Don was also part of the emergency First Responders for Sunset Hills building evaluation & life safety inspections immediately following the area 2010 tornado destruction.
Experienced Expert Witness and testimony provided:
Don has provided expert testimony on items related to: Architectural Design,
Awards and Public Speaking presentations:
2010 Received Architectural “Gold Medal” Honors from the
2009 Speaker at the Presidents Forum conference on “Making More Green by Going Green”.
2005 Speaker at ShoWest Theater convention on ADA Movie Theater seating compliance.
2003 & 2004 Awarded Best Places to Work for People Development by
2003 Received award by Masonry Institute for Excellence in Masonry Design.
2014 Wrote & published article on "Standard of Care"
2011 Wrote & Published “The Magic History of
2011 Published feature section in St. Louis Business Journal.
2010 Published in DCD Magazine featuring Campbell Montessori school project.
2010 Published in The Building of America magazine “Gold Medal” Award.
2008 Published in DCD Magazine featuring Movie Theater building design and construction
2007 Box Office Magazine movie theater
2006 Published in DCD Magazine featuring the
Arizona, Colorado, Florida (current), Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (current), New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, & Wisconsin.