Enforcement Actions - J
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.
Todd Christopher Jersey
Berkeley—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $500 administrative fine to Todd Christopher Jersey, architect license number C-23142, for an alleged violation of BPC 5536.22(a) (Written Contract). The action alleged that Jersey provided a written contract to his client to provide architectural services to remodel an existing single story residence into a home/studio. He performed schematic design services for this project and was paid approximately $16,310 by the client. Jersey failed to have the client execute the contract prior to commencing work. Jersey paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on May 30, 2014.
Diane Noelle Jones
Aptos—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $500 administrative fine to Diane Noelle Jones, architect license number C-32319, 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 Jones certified false or misleading information on her 2015 License Renewal Application. Jones paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on May 24, 2016.
Marc Farias Jones
Mariposa—The Board issued a two-count modified citation that included a $2,000 administrative fine to Marc Farias Jones, 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 Jones and his company, Western Drafting & Design Co., contracted to provide Preliminary Construction Documentation-Bid Set Plans for a new hardware store project located in Mariposa, California. Jones subsequently prepared drawings for the project. The project does not satisfy the criteria for an exempt project type as defined in BPC 5537(a) and required a licensed design professional for preparation of plans, drawings, or specifications. The citation became final on April 7, 2015.
San Clemente—The Board issued a two-count citation that included a $2,000 administrative fine to Jeffrey Jonsson, architect license number C-27314, for alleged violations of BPC sections 5536.22(a)(4) and (5) (Written Contract) and 5584 (Willful Misconduct). The action alleged that Jonsson failed to include a description of the procedure to accommodate additional services and a description of the procedure to be used by either party to terminate the contract in the written contract. In addition, Jonsson knowingly submitted plan documents to the City of Dana Point for plan check that did not apply to the project site. The citation became final on February 18, 2014. Previously in 2011, Jonsson had been issued an citation for alleged violations of BPC sections 5536.22(a)(4) and (5) (Written Contract) and 5584 (Willful Misconduct). The action alleged that Jonsson failed to include a description of the procedure to accommodate additional services and a description of the procedure to be used by either party to terminate the contract in the written contract. In addition, Jonsson failed to provide drawings or design product for which he contracted.
Darrell James Jackson
Yreka—Effective May 18, 1999, Darrell James Jackson’s architect license number C-11555 was revoked. The revocation came after a stipulated settlement was negotiated and adopted in what the Board considers it an extreme case of negligence associated with life-safety issues.
Mr. Jackson admitted in a Board-adopted settlement that, as the architect in general responsible charge at the Dorris Elementary School construction project, he had been negligent by failing to perform the duties required of an architect in general responsible charge, and that the manner in which the school was constructed required that it be condemned and demolished.
Mr. Jackson was hired by the Butte Valley Unified School District in Siskiyou County to serve as the architect in charge of building a new elementary school in Dorris. The Board had alleged that due to Mr. Jackson ’s negligence, the performance of the inspector, various consultants, and contractors was allowed to fall below acceptable standards in a number of areas. Specifically, the Board alleged 180 individual and separate instances of errors, omissions, and violations of law had been committed in the school’s construction.
As a result of the numerous building code violations, the school failed to meet the Division of State Architect ’s structural, seismic, fire and life safety code requirements. Dorris Elementary School was condemned, demolished, and rebuilt at a cost of $4 million. Approximately 250 students who attended the school from December 1991 to August 1993 were displaced.
Admissions by Mr. Jackson that his conduct constituted negligence within the meaning of Business and Professions Code section 5584 and agreement to reimburse the Board $15,000 for costs related to investigation, expert evaluation, and prosecution of the case were also terms of the stipulated settlement.
Vacaville—Effective December 28, 2005, Fred Juco’s architect license number C-12006 was revoked; however, revocation was stayed and Juco was placed on probation for five years with specific terms and conditions, including reimbursing the Board $3,172.50 for its investigative and prosecution costs. The action came after a stipulated settlement was negotiated and adopted by the Board.
An Accusation was filed against Juco for alleged violations of Business and Professions Code (BPC) sections 5536.1 (Signature and Stamp on Plans and Documents; Unauthorized Practice), 5536.22 (Written Contract), and 5584 (Negligence or Willful Misconduct). The Accusation alleged that Juco failed to sign or affix a seal to plans he prepared for a project, he failed to include statutorily required language in a written contract when providing professional services to a client, and he was negligent in the management of the construction on a project.
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