Enforcement Actions - E
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.
Carmichael—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $1,000 administrative fine to Tiger Edwards, dba Tiger Edwards Designs, an unlicensed individual, for an alleged violation of BPC 5536(a) and (b) (Practice Without License or Holding Self Out as Architect). The action alleged that on or about August 18, 2016, Edwards prepared drawings for a residential project located in Sacramento, California, and affixed a stamp to the drawings, which read: "ARCHITECTURL [sic] DESIGNER," "INDOOR RANGE" and "Tiger Edwards." The stamp was circular in shape and of a design used by licensed architects, pursuant to CCR 136. The citation became final on March 7, 2017.
Beverly Hills—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $1,500 administrative fine to Mark Egerstrom, an unlicensed individual, for an alleged violation of BPC 5536(a) (Practice Without License or Holding Self Out as Architect). The action alleged that Egerstrom put out a website, "markegerstrom.com" which states "Combining architecture and interior design, Mark strives to make each project he’s involved with become personal for both he and the client." The website contains a heading entitled, "CONTACT," and states "MARK EGERSTROM DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE." The citation became final on August 24, 2015.
Woodland Hills—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $1,000 administrative fine to Sonia Ekmakji, dba Archi Tec, Archi.Tec, Archi-Tec, ArchiTec, and Architec1, an unlicensed individual, for alleged violations of BPC section 5536(a) (Practice Without License or Holding Self Out as Architect) and California Code of Regulations (CCR), title 16, section 134(a) (Use of the Term Architect). The action alleged that on or about October 5, 2017, Ekmakji prepared a proposal to provide plans for a residential project in Valencia, California, which identified her business name as "ARCHI-TEC." Ekmakji subsequently prepared a set of drawings for the project that were submitted to the City of Santa Clarita Building and Safety Division in or around December 2017 to obtain a building permit. Ekmakji’s title block on the drawings stated "ARCHITEC DESIGN & REMODEL" and included the email address "ARCHITEC1@YAHOO.COM." In addition, on or about January 5, 2018, Ekmakji was issued a business tax registration by the City of Los Angeles under the business name "ARCHI TEC" and on or about January 10, 2018, Ekmakji submitted her business card to the Board, which included the business name "ARCHI.TEC" and the email address "ARCHITEC1@YAHOO.COM." Furthermore, on or about July 20, 2018, Ekmakji’s advertisement on the Internet at yellowpages.com under the business name "Architec1 - Sonia Ekmakji" was categorized under "Architectural Designers." Ekmakji also used the business names "Archi Tec," "Archi.Tec," "Archi-Tec," "ArchiTec," and "Architec1," which include an abbreviation or confusingly similar variation of the term "architect," without an architect who is in management control of the services that are offered and provided by the business entity and either the owner, a part-owner, an officer, or an employee of the business entity. Ekmakji paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on November 5, 2018.
Wade Donovan Ellenberger
Brentwood—The Board issued a two-count citation that included a $1,500 administrative fine to Wade Donovan Ellenberger, architect license number C-29201, for alleged violations of BPC section 5600.05(a)(1) (License Renewal Process; Audit; False or Misleading Information on Coursework on Disability Access Requirements) and California Code of Regulations, title 16, section 160(b)(2) (Rules of Professional Conduct). The action alleged that Ellenberger failed to provide documentation to the Board from the course provider upon a Board audit and failed to respond to the Board’s requests for information regarding an investigation within 30 days. The citation became final on October 2, 2018.
Steven A. Elmore
Santa Cruz—Effective July 24, 1999, Steven A. Elmore’s architect license number C-10809 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 $4,272 for investigative costs. An Accusation was filed against Mr. Elmore for violations of Business and Professions Code section 5536 (Practice without License or Holding Self Out as Architect). On December 31, 1991, Mr. Elmore’s license expired and was not renewed until December 31, 1996. The action was taken based on evidence that in November 1993 and June 1994, he entered into contracts to perform architectural services. On March 29, 1995, Board staff informed him that his license had expired, and that he was prohibited by law from practicing and/or representing himself as an architect until he renewed his license. On April 5, 1995, he contacted the Board and indicated that he would promptly mail his renewal fee, but failed to do so. In November 1995, the Board received information that he signed an architectural contract to design a house.
There are no convictions to display.