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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

Ricardo Alberto Magana

Hayward—The Board issued a three-count citation that included a $2,000 administrative fine to Ricardo Alberto Magana, architect license number C-23788, for alleged violations of California Code of Regulations sections 104 (Filing of Addresses), 160(b)(2) (Rules of Professional Conduct) and Business and Professions Code section 5536.22(a)(3) and (5). The action alleged that Magana failed to notify the Board of his proper and current business name and of a change of address in a timely manner, he failed to respond to the Board’s request for additional information, and his proposal for professional services failed to include the name and the license number of the architect, and a description of the procedure to be used by either party to terminate the contract. Magana paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on May 31, 2012.

Richele Mailand

Santa Barbara—The Board issued a two-count citation that included a $1,500 administrative fine to Richele Mailand, an unlicensed individual, for alleged violations of BPC section 5536(a) (Practice Without License or Holding Self Out as Architect). The action alleged that Mailand executed an agreement offering to provide "Architectural" drawings, then billed her client for "Architecture Design." Mailand was also identified as the "Architect" on the lender document. Mailand offered design drawings, which affected the life safety of the occupants, and not an exempt project type as described in BPC section 5538, which constitutes the practice of architecture as defined in BPC section 5500.1. The citation became final on March 12, 2014. Previously in 2010, Mailand had been issued a Notice of Violation for using the word "Architecture" on an exterior sign on the building of the business where she provided design services; her business card; and her company letterhead. Mailand paid the fine, satisfying the citation.

Tetsuo Makino

Arcadia—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $500 administrative fine to Tetsuo Makino, architect license number C-19961, 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 Makino certified false or misleading information on his 2015 License Renewal Application. Makino paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on August 13, 2015.

Sonny Leroy Mascarenas

Murrieta—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $1,000 administrative fine to Sonny Leroy Mascarenas, architect license number C-15691, for an alleged violation of BPC section 5536.22(a) (Written Contract). The action alleged that Mascarenas agreed to provide an estimate for construction cost to add one window to the living room and family room; upgrade the kitchen and bathrooms; make the entry foyer more private from the adjacent living room; replace all sliding doors with French doors; and, upgrade flooring, paint, and outside landscaping and stonework, on a residence located in Huntington Beach, California. Mascarenas prepared as-built plans and preliminary architectural plans for the project and was paid for his services. Mascarenas failed to execute a written contract prior to commencing professional services. Mascarenas paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on June 19, 2012.

Jason Maune

San Diego—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $500 administrative fine to Jason Maune, architect license number C-35053, 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 Maune certified false or misleading information on his 2015 License Renewal Application. Maune paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on May 31, 2016.

Brooks Mitchell McDonald

Sausalito—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $500 administrative fine to Brooks Mitchell McDonald, architect license number C-33087, 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 McDonald certified false or misleading information on his 2013 License Renewal Application, failed to maintain records of completion of the required coursework for two years from the date of license renewal, and failed to make those records available to the Board for auditing upon request. McDonald paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on April 8, 2015.

Mathew McGrane

Santa Ana—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $2,500 administrative fine to Matthew McGrane, 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 McGrane executed a written proposal to provide tenant improvements for a restaurant. The proposal stated that "Drawings will include Architectural drawings only" and contained the phrase "Architectural design" throughout. The citation became final on August 19, 2013.

Gary Alton McKelvey

Tahoma—The Board issued a two-count citation that included a $1,250 administrative fine to Gary Alton McKelvey, architect license number C-23442, for alleged violations of BPC 5600.05(a)(1) (License Renewal Process; Audit; False or Misleading Information on Coursework on Disability Access Requirements) and California Code of Regulations (CCR) 160(b)(2) (Rules of Professional Conduct). The action alleged that McKelvey certified false or misleading information on his 2013 License Renewal Application and failed to respond to the Board’s requests for information within 30 days in regards to an investigation. McKelvey paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on August 13, 2015.

Clovis—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $500 administrative fine to Gary McKelvey, architect license number C-23442, for an alleged violation of CCR 160(b)(2) (Rules of Professional Conduct). The action alleged that McKelvey failed to respond to the Board’s requests for information within 30 days in regards to an investigation. McKelvey paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on February 26, 2015.

Susannah B. Meek

San Francisco—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $500 administrative fine to Susannah B. Meek, architect license number C-27503, 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 Meek certified false or misleading information on her 2015 License Renewal Application. Meek paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on May 18, 2016.

Kiran Mehra

Inyokern—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $500 administrative fine to Kiran Mehra, architect license number C-12014, for an alleged violation of California Code of Regulations section (CCR) 160(f)(1) (Rules of Professional Conduct). The action alleged that Mehra failed to inform and obtain the consent of his client in writing prior to altering the scope of work of a residential project by increasing the overall project size from 46’×52’ to 48’×54’. Mehra paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on October 5, 2016.

Tania Miclea

Los Angeles—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $500 administrative fine to Tania Miclea, architect license number C-17423, 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 Miclea certified false or misleading information on her 2013 License Renewal Application. Miclea paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on March 17, 2015.

Richard Stephen Minert

Los Gatos—The Board issued a two-count citation that included a $750 administrative fine to Richard Stephen Minert, architect license number C-17511, for alleged violations of BPC sections 5536.22(a)(3) and (4) (Written Contract) and 5584 (Willful Misconduct). The action alleged that Minert executed a written contract to provide design services to construct a main residence with consideration for a future guest house, site/property manager’s house and winery buildings. Minert’s written contract failed to include the client’s address, Minert’s correct license number and a description of the procedure that the architect and the client will use to accommodate additional services. After executing the contract, 17 months passed by without Minert achieving an approved preliminary design solution upon which construction documents could be based. The client issued a "stop work" e-mail and Minert then billed her for additional services that were not previously requested nor approved by her. Minert also failed to meet the standard of care by not providing disciplined direction and leadership in the project. Minert paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on April 4, 2013.

Junichi (Mark) Morita

Gardena—The Board issued a four-count citation that included a $10,000 administrative fine to Junichi (Mark) Morita, an unlicensed individual, for alleged violations of BPC sections 5536(a) (Practice Without License or Holding Self Out as Architect) and 5536.1(c) (Unauthorized Practice). The action alleged that Morita, as an employee of Gatten Sushi USA, Inc. prepared construction documents that included seismic related interior alterations for a restaurant tenant improvement project located in Irvine, California. Morita paid an architect $500 to review and modify the design of the project. Morita submitted drawings for plan check to the City of Irvine Building and Safety Division for the Irvine project. Morita without architect’s knowledge, affixed the architect’s stamp to the drawings, which read: "Licensed Architect," "Sunghoon Kim," "C-30089," and the legend "State of California" and forged the architect’s signature. Morita executed a contract with an architect, where the architect would review the plans for a restaurant tenant improvement project located in West Covina, California. The plans would then be submitted to the City of West Covina Building Division, and the County of Los Angeles Public Health Department. Architect would also provide his license stamp and signature to secure a building permit. Morita prepared construction documents for the West Covina project that included seismic related interior alterations. Morita submitted drawings for plan check to the Building Division of the City of West Covina for the West Covina project. Morita without architect’s knowledge, affixed the architect’s stamp to the drawings, which read: "Licensed Architect," "Tetsuyasu Uekuma," "C-15597," "Exp. "3-31-13," and the legend "State of California" and forged the architect’s signature. The citation became final on December 2, 2013.

Michael Mueller

Los Angeles—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $2,500 administrative fine to Michael Mueller, an unlicensed individual, for alleged violations of BPC section 5536(a) (Practice without License or Holding Self Out as Architect). The action alleged that Mueller’s website, muellerdesigninc.com, revealed that his firm, Mueller Design, Inc. offered to provide "residential and commercial architectural services, interior design…" The website stated "Established in 1994, Mueller Design Incorporated is a full-service architecture and multi-faceted interior design firm; serving both residential and commercial clients; offices are located in Los Angles and New York." The website further stated "Principal architect and interior designer, Michael R. Mueller…" and that he provided "the firm with senior leadership and design talent specializing in residential architecture and interior design." Mueller paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on October 16, 2012.

John F. Mufarreh

Millbrae—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $750 administrative fine to John F. Mufarreh, architect license number C-32407, for an alleged violation of BPC 5600.05(b) (License Renewal Process; Audit; False or Misleading Information on Coursework on Disability Access Requirements). The action alleged that Mufarreh failed to maintain records of completion of the required coursework for two years from the date of license renewal and failed to make those records available to the Board for auditing upon request. Mufarreh paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on February 29, 2016.

Kim Ian Murray

San Francisco—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $1,000 administrative fine to Kim Ian Murray, architect license number C-25755, for an alleged violation of BPC section 5536.22(a) (Written Contract). The action alleged that Murray failed to execute a written contract prior to commencing professional services. Murray paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on July 9, 2013.

Administrative Actions

Matthew Robert McKisson

Sacramento—Effective October 21, 2010, Matthew Robert McKisson’s architect license number C-19423, was surrendered and he thereby loses all rights and privileges of an architect in California. The action was a result of a Stipulated Surrender of License and Order, which was adopted by the Board.

An Accusation was filed against McKisson for alleged violations of Business and Professions Code (BPC) sections 5536.22 (Written Contract), 5584 (Negligence or Willful Misconduct), 5585 (Incompetency or Recklessness), and 5588 (Report of Settlement or Arbitration Award).

The Accusation alleged that between 1998 and 2000, McKisson contracted and provided professional services to three different school districts for six improvement projects on three existing high school and two existing elementary school sites. On four modernization projects (one elementary and three high schools), Respondent caused Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning units to be installed on various building rooftops including classrooms and a gymnasium without agency approvals. A safety hazard was created for occupants since the existing roof structures were inadequate to support the new equipment without added reinforcement, which was not included. On two elementary school projects, Respondent caused relocatable buildings (a classroom and a library) to be installed on concrete foundations without agency approvals. These two projects did not include construction and/or modifications to provide accessible restrooms and accessible paths of travel as required by Title 24 and the Americans with Disability Act standards.

On all six school projects, Respondent failed to obtain Division of the State Architect design review and approval of the final construction documents prior to commencement of construction as required by law. In addition, Respondent failed to include his license number on all his contracts for the projects; and, he failed to report to the Board the settlement agreement reached with the school district that filed a civil suit to recover their damages.

Convictions

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