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Citations

Rajesh Kumar Narayanan

San Diego—The Board issued a two-count citation that included a $5,000 administrative fine to Rajesh Kumar Narayanan, dba Concorde Enterprises, an unlicensed individual, for alleged violations of Business and Professions Code section (BPC) 5536(a) (Practice Without License or Holding Self Out as Architect). The action alleged that on or about July 15, 2015, Narayanan prepared drawings for a residential project located in San Diego, California. Narayanan, without the architect’s knowledge, affixed an architect’s stamp to the drawings, which read: "LICENSED ARCHITECT," "BAHRAM MAHERONNAGAHSH," "No.C 22453," "REN. 6-30-2015" and the legend "STATE OF CALIFORNIA." Architect license number 22453 belongs to Bahram Maheronnaghsh. In addition, on or about August 25, 2015, Narayanan’s company, Concorde Enterprises, sent an email advertisement to a prospective client that included the term "Architectural" to describe the company’s key capabilities and strengths and the word "Architects" under Narayanan’s company name.

On or about August 27, 2015, Narayanan’s company profile on the Internet at plus.google.com, included the term "Architectural" to describe the services that his company provides. On or about September 5, 2015, Narayanan’s company sent an email advertisement to another prospective client that included the terms "Architectural" and "Architecture" to describe the services the company provides. On or about June 16, 2016, Narayanan’s company’s website, concordeusa.com, described the company’s key capabilities and strengths as "Architectural" and described the company’s key programs as "Design of Architecture." The website also included a link to a news article in the Rancho Santa Fe News where Narayanan was identified as an "Architect." Furthermore, on or about November 15, 2016, Narayanan’s company was identified as or listed under "Architects" in advertisements on the Internet at citysearch.com, ehardhat.com, homeyou.com, manta.com, and towncontractors.com.

Narayanan was also previously cited by the Board on March 30, 2015, for offering "Architectural" Designs to the public through his advertisements in the weekly newspaper, The Coast News. The citation became final on February 3, 2017.

Alpine—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $2,500 administrative fine to Rajesh Narayanan, an unlicensed individual, for an alleged violation of BPC 5536(a) (Practice Without License or Holding Self Out as Architect). The action alleged that on or about February 14, 2014 through January 2, 2015, the weekly newspaper, The Coast News contained an advertisement for Narayanan wherein he offered "Architectural " Designs as a service he provides. On January 10, 2014, the Board previously advised Narayanan of the laws regulating the practice of architecture and that any future complaints of a similar nature, if substantiated, will be pursued to the full extent of the law and can result in the issuance of a citation with civil penalties. Narayanan paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on March 30, 2015.

Susan Jean Nelson

Sierra Madre—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $500 administrative fine to Susan Jean Nelson, architect license number C-23300, 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 Nelson certified false or misleading information on her 2015 License Renewal Application. Nelson paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on May 31, 2016.

Christopher Thanh Ngo

Garden Grove—The Board issued a three-count citation that included a $3,000 administrative fine to Christopher Thanh Ngo, dba C.T.N. Design Group, an unlicensed individual, for alleged violations of BPC 5536(a) (Practice Without License or Holding Self Out as Architect). The action alleged that on or about April 26, 2014, Ngo provided an agreement to his client offering layout site plans, floor plans, and elevations for a residential project located in Rosemead, California. The agreement included "Architectural Plans" and "Architectural Details" as part of the services Ngo would provide. On or about July 24, 2014, Ngo provided a contract to another client offering layout site plans, floor plans, and elevations for a residential project located in Temple City, California. The contract included "Architectural back checks" and an "Architectural plan" as part of the services Ngo would provide and contained the term "Architecture" under the "Liability/Responsibility" clause. On or about August 27, 2015, Ngo provided a business card and an agreement to a third client offering layout site plans, floor plans, and elevations for a residential project located in Topanga, California. The business card contained the term "Architectural" and the agreement included "Architectural Plans" as part of the services Ngo would provide. The citation became final on July 21, 2016.

A. Tuan Nguyen

Fountain Valley—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $2,500 administrative fine to A. Tuan Nguyen, 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 Nguyen’s website, located at "atngroup.org." revealed that his firm, ATN International Group, has "Architects, Technologists and Research Team." The website also listed the name of a California licensed architect who had no affiliation with the firm. The citation became final on September 18, 2012.

Greg Niemczyk

Rancho Santa Margarita—The Board issued a three-count citation that included a $3,000 administrative fine to Greg Niemczyk, an unlicensed individual, for alleged violations of BPC 5536(a) (Practice Without License or Holding Self Out as Architect). The action alleged that Niemczyk executed a written proposal to provide "Architectural Drawings" for project located in Corona, California. Niemczyk also prepared drawings for a project located in San Diego, with a title block which stated "Architectural Design Services," and "Drawn By: GN." A review of Niemczyk’s website revealed that his firm name was "Architectural Design Services." On May 28, 2010, the Board previously advised Niemczyk that he could not use the term "architectural" in his business name, "Architectural Design Services." The citation became final on September 30, 2014.

Daniel S. No

Campbell—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $500 administrative fine to Daniel S. No, architect license number C-32333, 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 No certified false or misleading information on his 2013 License Renewal Application. No paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on March 11, 2015.

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