Don Rataj
Expert Witness

Award winning Architect

Experienced Expert Witness

Architect & Architectural Expert Witness

Experienced Architectural Expert Witness, professional consultant and advisor.

Don Rataj - AIA Registered Licensed Architect. Certified NCARB.

Architecture (from Latin, architectura and ultimately from Greek, αρχιτεκτων, "a master builder", from αρχι- "chief, leader" and τεκτων, "builder, carpenter")[1] is the art and science of designing buildings and structures. A wider definition would include within its scope the design of the total built environment, from the macrolevel of town planning, urban design, and landscape architecture to the microlevel of creating furniture. Architectural design usually must address both feasibility and cost for the builder, and function and aesthetics for the user.

  • Expertise and Court Certified:
  • Interrogatories, discovery and trial testimony.
  • Forensic Architecture presenting spatial analysis in legal context.
  • Standard of care for Architects and Engineers.
  • Construction defect analysis.
  • Construction litigation support.
  • Defect investigation & litigation.
  • Slips & falls, handrails and stair issues.
  • Building envelope.
  • Constructability & plan review.
  • Construction AIA contracts and General Contractor contracts.
  • Defective remediation design.
  • Habitability.
  • Mold & moisture intrusion.
  • Schedule delays and disruptions.
  • Quantification of damages.
  • Architectural commissioning of Data centers







Contact Address:

Mr. Don Rataj  

4709 White Tail Lane

Sarasota, Florida, 34238 USA



cell 314-570-0331

Don Rataj Architect