M. Gordon Brown, DTech, FRICS Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Architecture and Premises Liability

Specialty Focus: Accessibility, Bicycles, Children, Crossings, Cues, Doorways, Drainage, Driveways, Entries, Latent conditions, Light/lighting, Loading/unloading, OSHA, Parking lots, Pavement, Perception, Pot holes, Puddles, Ramps, Seniors, Shadows, Signage, Spatial patterns, Stairs/steps, Terrain, Vehicle paths

Education: Doctor of Technology, Ulster University; Master of Science in Architecture, University College London; MBA, The Wharton School, Penn; Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois, Urbana

Years in Practice: 24

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 8

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Dr. Brown focuses on the functional and economic characteristics and failures of public and private pedestrian environments. He has consulted and testified in 1) premise liability cases involving wrongful death, and pedestrian-automobile and slip, trip and fall injuries; 2) public space and public forum cases involving peddlers and vendors; 3) significant architectural copyright cases; 4) a variety of owner-builder-designer-user disputes; 4) eminent domain access takings; 5) problem property analysis. The spatial analysis methodology he developed applies to all of these and has successfully undergone Daubert review. He has testified in small and large cases including those involving more than $50,000,000 in damages. He was a professor of architecture and real estate at major universities in the United States and Europe and business dean in the Middle East. Earlier he worked as a planner, project architect, was manager of the office of the largest architecture firms in the United States and a management consultant focused on management communication problems. Dr. Brown has lectured widely and published articles in peer-reviewed real estate, architecture, planning and psychology journals and two books. He started Space Analytics, LLC in 1989 to focus on diagnosing and solving functional and economic failures of buildings and urban places from the perspective of owners and users. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and a member the honorary land economics society, Lambda Alpha International. He has been on the board of the MIT Enterprise Forum and is on the board of several non-profit organizations.