Bob Topping (born in Scotland) is a Canadian architect. Robert Topping earned a Bachelor of Architecture (1979) from Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland before emigrating to Canada. Topping is the president of Designable Environments Inc., and a founding member of the Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES).
Topping has over twenty-five years of experience practising and teaching architecture with a specialization and interest in the fields of barrier-free design and universal design at Humber College and then Sheridan College. Originally in partnership with Carol Kelly and Heather Snell, Topping established Designable Environments Inc. in 1987, but became the sole owner in 2014. 
He has appeared in conferences around the world educating design professionals about universal design as it relates to the built environment, and currently serves as the treasureron the Global Alliance for Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES).
- the B651 Technical Committee of the Canadian Standards Association: Accessible design for the built environment
- the Canadian Committee to the ISO TC 59/SC16: Accessibility and Usability of the Built Environment
- the Use and Egress Technical Committee to the National Building Code of Canada
- the Ontario Home Builders Accessible Housing Design Council
He is the author of "Changes: disability and the challenge of renovation" published in 1985 about his experience renovating a home for a family who had adopted several children with severe disabilities.
As of 2008, Topping has retired from teaching full-time to focus on his work at Designable Environments.
- Designable Environments Inc. Bob's Mississauga-based company web page
- Universal Soldier Article about his Sheridan Universal Design course
- Accessible Housing by Design — Ramps a CMHC article
- The Seven Deadly Sins assignment
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