Enforcement Actions - D

Enforcement Pages

Using the first letter of the individual’s last name select the letter group below that corresponds. This will display enforcement actions for the corresponding letter group.


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

Jerry Deal

Burlingame—The Board issued a two-count citation that included a $2,000 administrative fine to Jerry Deal, an unlicensed individual, for alleged violations of BPC 5536(a) (Practice Without License or Holding Self Out as Architect) and 5536.1(c) (Unauthorized Practice). The action alleged that Deal contracted to provide design services for a second story addition to an existing commercial building project located in Burlingame, California. Deal subsequently prepared plans for the project. The project does not satisfy the criteria for an exempt project type as defined in BPC 5537(a) or 5538 and required a licensed design professional for preparation of plans, drawings, or specifications. Deal paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on April 22, 2015.

Armen M. Devejian

Lafayette—The Board issued a two-count citation that included a $1,500 administrative fine to Armen M. Devejian, architect license number C-26573, for alleged violations 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) and California Code of Regulations section (CCR) 160(b)(2) (Rules of Professional Conduct). The action alleged that Devejian failed to provide documentation to the Board from the course provider upon an audit of his 2016 License Renewal Application and failed to respond to the Board’s requests for information within 30 days in regards to an investigation. Devejian paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on March 10, 2017.

Paul Joseph Dhanens

Bakersfield—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $500 administrative fine to Paul Joseph Dhanens, architect license number C-23843, for an alleged violation of BPC 5536.22(a) (Written Contract). The action alleged that Dhanens failed to execute a written contract prior to commencing professional services for a residential project located in Bakersfield, California. Dhanens paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on March 17, 2017.

Aaron Dimaandal (Martin)

Diamond Bar—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $2,000 administrative fine to Aaron Dimaandal (Martin), an unlicensed individual, for an alleged violation of BPC section 5536(a) (Practice Without License or Holding Self Out as Architect). The action alleged that Dimaandal (Martin) identified himself as an "Architect" and offered "Architectural" services on the Internet on the websites, orangecounty.craigslist.org and linkedin.com. On November 1, 2010, Dimaandal (Martin) was previously issued an advisement that an unlicensed individual in California cannot use the terms "Architect" or "Architecture" to describe himself or services offered. The citation became final on April 9, 2013.

Tobin T. Dougherty

Nevada City—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $500 administrative fine to Tobin T. Dougherty, architect license number C-24452, for alleged violations of BPC 5536.22(a)(3), (4) and (5) (Written Contract). The action alleged that Dougherty’s written contract to provide design services for an addition and remodel to an existing residence did not include: the name, address, and license number of the architect; the address of the client; 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. The citation became final on October 10, 2016.

Stephen D. Dunakoskie

Leesburg, Virginia—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $500 administrative fine to Stephen D. Dunakoskie, architect license number C-17783, 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 Dunakoskie certified false or misleading information on his 2015 License Renewal Application. The citation became final on February 23, 2016.

Administrative Actions

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Convictions

LeAndre Davis

San José—LeAndre Davis, 37, was sentenced to 87 months in prison and ordered to pay $1.17 million restitution for fraud schemes stemming from the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Mr. Davis was president of Shadowbrook Design Group, which was retained by Allstate Insurance Co. to provide engineering services following the quake. The case was the result of an investigation by the Board, Department of Consumer Affairs, and the FBI and resulted in the September 2000 conviction by a Los Angeles federal jury on 26 criminal counts related to three fraud schemes. The first scheme involved preparing false and misleading engineering reports that Allstate used to settle claims for policyholders whose property was damaged in the quake. Mr. Davis falsely represented that he was an architect in the reports. In addition, reports were prepared with inadequate inspection and in some cases were prepared and used to settle claims when no architect or engineer had inspected the policyholder’s property.