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Each page of the Enforcement Actions section is divided into subsections for citations, administrative actions, and convictions. You should check each subsection to see if an enforcement action has been taken against the individual you are seeking.

Citations

Trevor David Abramson

Culver City—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $500 administrative fine to Trevor David Abramson, architect license number C-17597, for an alleged violation of Business and Professions Code section (BPC) 5600.05(a)(1) (License Renewal Process; Audit; False or Misleading Information on Coursework on Disability Access Requirements). The action alleged that Abramson certified false or misleading information on his 2015 License Renewal Application. Abramson paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on February 24, 2016.

Donald Raymond Alameida

Sebastopol—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $500 administrative fine to Donald Raymond Alameida, architect license number C-19767, for an alleged violation of BPC 5600.05(a)(1) (License Renewal Process; Audit; False or Misleading Information on Coursework on Disability Access Requirements). The action alleged that Alameida certified false or misleading information on his 2015 License Renewal Application. Alameida paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on February 11, 2016.

Gilbert Mark Alcala

Corona—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $500 administrative fine to Gilbert Mark Alcala, architect license number C-29983, for alleged violations of BPC 5600.05(a)(1) and (b) (License Renewal Process; Audit; False or Misleading Information on Coursework on Disability Access Requirements). The action alleged that Alcala certified false or misleading information on his 2013 License Renewal Application and failed to make records of completion of the required coursework available to the Board for auditing upon request. Alcala paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on April 28, 2015.

Laurence Allen

Sherman Oaks—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $500 administrative fine to Laurence Allen, architect license number C-13120, for an alleged violation of Business and Professions Code section (BPC) 5600.05(a)(1) (License Renewal Process; Audit; False or Misleading Information on Coursework on Disability Access Requirements). The action alleged that Allen certified false or misleading information on his 2013 License Renewal Application. Allen paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on February 12, 2015.

Gary Padilla Alzona

Torrance—The Board issued a three-count citation that included a $7,500 administrative fine to Gary Padilla Alzona, dba Sol-Lunar and Solluna, an unlicensed individual, for alleged violations of Business and Professions Code sections (BPC) 5536(a) and (b) (Practice Without License or Holding Self Out as Architect) and 5536.1(c) (Signature and Stamp on Plans and Documents; Unauthorized Practice). The action alleged that Alzona affixed a fraudulent stamp not belonging to himself but that of a licensee named Dean W. Lee on plans. Said stamp read "Licensed Architect," "State of California," "Sol-Lunar," "Dean Lee," "No. C27692," and "Ren. 10/31/2012." Alzona also used the fraudulent stamp on plans for a residence located in Los Angeles, California. The title block on the plans states "Solluna Architecture/Construction," and "Drawn By: GPA."

Alzona also executed a written "Proposal to do Architectural Services…" for a single family dwelling located in Bel Air, California. The proposal was on letterhead with Alzona’s firm name, "SolLunar" and the term "Architecture Construction." Alzona submitted invoices to the client dated January 4, 2010, January 18, 2010, May 9, 2010 and April 5, 2011, on letterhead stating the firm name and the title "Architecture Construction." The citation became final on September 30, 2015.

Ross Sherwood Anderson

New York, New York—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $500 administrative fine to Ross Sherwood Anderson, architect license number C-16923, for an alleged violation of BPC 5600.05(a)(1) (License Renewal Process; Audit; False or Misleading Information on Coursework on Disability Access Requirements). The action alleged that Anderson certified false or misleading information on his 2015 License Renewal Application. Anderson paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on September 30, 2015.

Fred Arastoo

Sacramento—The Board issued a two-count citation that included a $2,000 administrative fine to Fred Arastoo, aka Freydoon Arastozadeh, aka Freydoon Zadeh, aka Freydoon A. Zadeh, dba Aras Design and Construction, an unlicensed individual, for alleged violations of Business and Professions Code section (BPC) 5536(b) (Practice Without License or Holding Self Out as Architect) and 5536.1(c) (Unauthorized Practice). The action alleged that Arastoo submitted an application with plans for a 69-unit attached town home apartment building in Sacramento, California to the Sacramento County Community Development Department. The plans contained a stamp affixed in the title block that resembled the design of an architect’s stamp. The stamp included Arastoo’s business name, "Aras Design & Construction, Inc.," "State of California," "No. 28135," and "EXP 01-31-2015." The number on the stamp is the same as Arastoo’s New York architect license number; however, that same architect license number in California belongs to another architect. The citation became final on August 25, 2015.

Richard Michael Avelar

Oakland—The Board issued a three-count citation that included a $2,500 administrative fine to Richard Michael Avelar, architect license number C-8713, for alleged violations of BPC 5536.22(a)(4) and (5) (Written Contract) and 5584 (Willful Misconduct and Negligence). The action alleged that Avelar’s contract to design and construct a new home for a project located in Danville, California did not include a description of the procedure that the architect and the client will use to accommodate additional services and a description of the procedure to be used by either party to terminate the contract. In or around April 2013, Avelar commenced grading the property for the project without a permit. In or around January 2014, the Town of Danville issued Avelar a Notice of Incomplete Application letter based on a review of the project’s application material. Avelar failed to prepare construction documents capable of obtaining the Town of Danville approval for a permit. Avelar paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on August 4, 2015.

Administrative Actions

Louis Wayne Alves

Redding—Effective October 21, 1998, Louis Wayne Alves’ architect license number C-10855 was revoked after the Board adopted a Default Decision ordering revocation. An Accusation was filed against Mr. Alves pursuant to Business and Professions Code sections 5584 (Willful Misconduct and Negligence), 5585 (Recklessness), and 5586 (Public Agency; Disciplinary Action). The action was taken based on evidence that Mr. Alves failed to adequately supervise or review the work of his employees prior to signing documents prepared by them in the production of asbestos management plans. Mr. Alves was certified as an Asbestos Consultant by Cal/OSHA and represented that his architectural firm was able to provide asbestos consulting services. Mr. Alves contracted with the Pierce Joint Unified School District to perform an Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act inspection of their facilities and to develop an asbestos management plan to enable the school district to manage the asbestos in the schools and to meet federal guidelines for asbestos abatement. As a result of his conduct, Mr. Alves was served with disciplinary act ion by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for violation of the Toxic Substances Control Act. Mr. Alves never responded to the complaint and the EPA filed a default order fining him $56,000.

Janice Marie Ambry

Los Angeles—A Statement of Issues was filed against Janice Marie Ambry to deny her Application for Licensure for violations of Business and Professions Code section 5536 (Practice without License or Holding Self Out as Architect). The action against Ms. Ambry was based on evidence that she engaged in the unlawful practice of architecture, advertised and offered to provide architectural services and unlawfully prepared plans and affixed a stamp to plans which indicated to the public that she was licensed by the State of California as an architect. In March 1985, Ms. Ambry was issued an architect license. On September 30, 1987, the license expired and was not renewed. The Board’s investigation revealed that after Ms. Ambry’s license expired, she: 1) signed employment verification forms under the penalty of perjury indicating that she was licensed as an architect and that the applicants were under her direct supervision performing architectural duties; 2) advertised in the Santa Monica yellow page telephone directory under the heading "architects"; 3) signed and stamped construction documents for a residence indicating that she was a "Licensed Architect" and bearing the legend "State of California"; and 4) used letterhead and business cards which stated "Ambry and Associates Residential Architecture and Planning." The Board adopted a stipulated settlement effective October 21, 1998. The terms of the settlement included a license be granted to Ms. Ambry and she be placed on probation for five years with specific terms and conditions, including payment of a civil penalty in the amount of $1,150 and reimburse the Board $7,000 for investigative costs.

Convictions

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