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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

Lilan Pan

Grenoble, France—The Board issued a one-count modified citation that included a $1,000 administrative fine to Lilan Pan, 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 Pan provided an agreement offering to provide professional design services for a project located in Pasadena, California. Pan prepared design plans for a multi-family residential condominium consisting of six units built over a subterranean parking facility. A residential condominium of six units is not a building described in BPC section 5537(a) as an exempt building. Pan paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on September 12, 2012.

Sachin R. Parlikar

San Marcos—The Board issued a two-count citation that included a $4,000 administrative fine to Sachin R. Parlikar, dba Sai Sharan Design & Planning Group, an unlicensed individual, for alleged violations of BPC 5536(a) (Practice Without License or Holding Self Out as Architect). The action alleged that Parlikar provided his business card to a client, which included the term "Architecture" as a description of the services he provides. Parlikar also provided two proposals offering design services to two clients, which included an "Architectural" Drawing for projects located in Vista, California. Parlikar invoiced for services which included "4 sets of Architectural and Structural Drawings." On or about September 16, 2015, the Internet revealed that Parlikar was listed on the website linkedin.com under the "Architecture & Planning" category and included "Architectural Design" and "Architecture" as part of his Skills. The citation became final on February 8, 2016.

Warren Earle Pechin

Bakersfield—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $250 administrative fine to Warren Earle Pechin, architect license number C-8366, for an alleged violation of BPC section 5536.22(a) (Written Contract). The action alleged that Pechin failed to execute a written contract prior to commencing professional services. Pechin paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on October 21, 2013.

Nicholas H. Peckham

Columbia, Missouri—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $500 administrative fine to Nicholas H. Peckham, architect license number C-19634, 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 Peckham certified false or misleading information on his 2013 License Renewal Application. Peckham paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on March 4, 2015.

Nick Hung Pham

Los Angeles—The Board issued a two-count citation that included a $4,000 administrative fine to Nick Hung Pham, an unlicensed individual, for alleged violations of BPC 5536(a) (Practice Without License or Holding Self Out as Architect). The action alleged that Pham executed two proposals to provide "Architectural " and Engineering Services for City Building Plan Approval and Permit for a tenant improvement project located in Santa Monica, California. The citation became final on March 30, 2015.

Cheryl Anne Piha

San Francisco—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $500 administrative fine to Cheryl Anne Piha, architect license number C-24052, 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 Piha certified false or misleading information on her 2013 Licensure Renewal Application. Piha paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on May 8, 2015.

Joseph Pink

Alhambra—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $500 administrative fine to Joseph Pink, architect license number C-33102, 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 Pink certified false or misleading information on his 2015 License Renewal Application. The citation became final on October 8, 2015.

Administrative Actions

Ira Paul

Brentwood—Effective November 5, 2004, Ira Paul’s architect license number C-7022 was revoked after the Board filed a Petition to Revoke Probation and adopted a Proposed Decision. The Board filed the Petition because Paul failed to reimburse the Board its quarterly investigative payments as part of the terms and conditions set forth in an earlier disciplinary decision. The earlier Decision had imposed a 180 day actual suspension of Paul’s license and five years probation with specific terms and conditions. This earlier Decision was based on violation of Business and Professions Code section 5536(a) (Practice without License or Holding Self Out as Architect).

John P. Payne

Newbury Park—Effective April 6, 1998, John P. Payne’s architect license number C-16602 was revoked after the Board adopted a Proposed Decision ordering revocation. An Accusation was filed against Mr. Payne pursuant to Business and Professions Code sections 5583 (Fraud in the Practice of Architecture) and 5584 (Negligence or Misconduct). The action was taken based on evidence that Mr. Payne failed to detect and report the true condition of an earthquake-damaged masonry fireplace wall for a client in Los Angeles whose house had been damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake. In addition, he provided services without a written contract as required by law; and then filed a mechanics’ lien against the property of persons who were not his clients for fees to which he was not entitled.

Wayne Eugene Penny, Jr.

San Juan Capistrano—Effective July 29, 1999, Wayne Eugene Penny’s architect license number C-10643 was revoked; however, the revocation was stayed, his license was suspended for 90 days, and he was placed on probation for five years with specific terms and conditions, including reimbursing the Board $1,500 for investigative costs. An Accusation was filed against Mr. Penny for violations of Business and Professions Code section 5584 (Negligence). Mr. Penny was hired to perform structural calculations for a residence. The action was taken based on evidence that he failed to design to existing criteria and within the standard of care which caused a potential safety hazard.

Thomas Navarre Perry

San Diego—Effective October 27, 2010, Thomas Perry’s architect license number C-24874, was revoked. The action was a result of a Default Decision, which was adopted by the Board.

An Accusation was filed against Perry for alleged violations of BPC sections 5536 (Practice without License or Holding Self Out as Architect), 5536.1 (Signature and Stamp on Plans and Documents; Unauthorized Practice), 5536.22 (Written Contract), 5558 (Mailing Address and Name and Address of Entity Through Which License Holder Provides Architectural Services; Filing Requirements), 5578 (Violation as Ground for Discipline in General), 5583 (Fraud in Practice of Architecture), and 5584 (Negligence or Willful Misconduct), and California Code of Regulations, Title 16, sections 104 (Filing of Address), 150 (Willful Misconduct), and 160 (Rules of Professional Conduct). The Accusation alleged that Perry engaged in the practice of architecture without being currently licensed; failed to include his license number, 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 his contracts; failed to maintain an accurate and current address of record with the Board; was negligent in the practice of architecture for failing to complete projects and obtaining building permits, as contracted or prepared plans that lacked specific details and directions to provide contractors with sufficient information to prepare adequate bids; engaged in unprofessional conduct by acting incompetently; demonstrated insufficient knowledge of applicable building laws, codes, and regulations; failed to respond to the Board’s requests for information and/or evidence; failed to accurately represent his qualifications and the scope of his responsibility in connection with projects or services for which he claimed credit; materially altered the scope or objective of the contracted project without first fully informing the client and obtaining the consent of the client in writing; engaged in fraud or deceit in the practice of architecture by providing the client with plans that had a fraudulent stamp which indicated approval by the city; and, obtained payment from the client as a result of that fraud or deceit.

Rodger Kent Pierce

Austin, Texas—Effective December 19, 2005, Rodger Kent Pierce’s architect license number C-24825 was revoked. The action was the result of a Default Decision, which was adopted by the Board.

An Accusation was filed against Pierce for an alleged violation of BPC sections 490 and 5577 (Conviction of a Crime). The Accusation alleged that Pierce was convicted of attempted robbery, a third degree felony in Texas, a crime which is substantially related to the qualifications, functions, and duties of an architect.

Edward W. Powell

Los Angeles—On August 11, 2015, a Petition to Revoke Probation was filed against Edward W. Powell after he failed to make $3,083.28 in restitution payments to his clients from December 2014 through July 2015, thereby violating the terms and conditions of his probation.

Effective May 6, 2016, Powell’s architect license number C-27775 was revoked; however, the revocation was stayed and Powell was placed on probation for an additional one year beginning August 22, 2016. The action came after a stipulated settlement was negotiated and adopted by the Board.

Oak View—Effective July 22, 2011, Edward W. Powell’s architect license number C-27775, was revoked; however, the revocation was stayed and Powell’s license was placed on probation for five years with specific terms and conditions, including restitution to the clients for $18,500. The action came after a stipulated settlement was negotiated and adopted by the Board.

An Accusation was filed against Powell for alleged violations of BPC sections 5578 (Violation as Ground for Discipline in General) and 5584 (Negligence or Willful Misconduct). The Accusation alleged that Powell’s work on two clients’ architectural plans fell below the standard of care. Powell’s plans lacked the requisite information and detail necessary for City approval; and he failed to address a parking variance, instead incorporating tandem parking into the plans which is not an acceptable alternative for this type of project. Powell failed to complete the plans.

Convictions

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