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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

Brian R. Regehr

Turnwater, Washington—The Board issued a two-count citation that included a $1,500 administrative fine to Brian R. Regehr, an unlicensed individual, for alleged violations of Business and Professions Code section 5536(a) (Practice Without License or Holding Self Out as Architect) and California Code of Regulations, title 16, section 134(a) (Use of the Term Architect). On or about January 31, 1995, Regehr’s architect license number C-9580 expired and may not be renewed, restored, reissued, or reinstated.

The first cause for citation alleged that Regehr’s business card for RoundDwell, business name "Regehr & Associates/Architect," billing invoices, and website, wherein Regehr used "architect" multiple times and described his services as "architectural," show that he offered and stated that he performed services that required a license and engaged in the practice of architecture in California without a license.

The second cause for citation alleged that Regehr used the business names "RoundDwell" and "Regehr & Associates/Architect," which included the terms "architect" and "architecture" in the title and description of services, without a California licensed architect who is in management control of the services that were offered and provided by the business entity and either the owner, a part-owner, an officer, or an employee of the business entity. The citation became final on June 3, 2019.

Miles Samuel Reifsnyder

San Clemente—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $500 administrative fine to Miles Samuel Reifsnyder, architect license number C-24620, 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 Reifsnyder certified false or misleading information on his 2015 License Renewal Application. Reifsnyder paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on May 10, 2016.

Ubaldo Amaury Reyes

National City—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $3,500 administrative fine to Ubaldo Amaury Reyes, dba J7 Plans & Permits, an unlicensed individual, for alleged violations of BPC 5536(a) (Practice Without License or Holding Self Out as Architect). The action alleged that Reyes provided his client, a senior citizen, with a proposal offering "architectural services," "Architecture," and a "complete set of Architectural Plans" for an addition to a single-family residence located in San Diego, California. Reyes’ advertisement on the Internet at yellowpages.com under the business name "J7 Plans & Permits" also included "Architectural Plans for New Construction, Additions, Remodel, Landscape, Hardscape, and any other Work (Residential or Light Comm) that needs Plans & Permits" under "Services/Products." The citation became final on June 3, 2016.

Hildegard Anna Richardson

Mill Valley—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $2,000 administrative fine to Hildegard Anna Richardson, architect license number C-11183 for an alleged violation of BPC section 5536.22(a) (Written Contract). The action alleged that Richardson failed to execute a written contract with her client for a new phase of work on a residential project located in Sonoma, California prior to commencing the professional services. Richardson paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on August 28, 2019.

Fabio N. Rigo de Righi

Los Angeles—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $500 administrative fine to Fabio N. Rigo de Righi, architect license number C-27735, for an alleged violation of BPC section 5600.05(a)(1) (License Renewal Process; Audit; False or Misleading Information on Coursework on Disability Access Requirements). The action alleged that Rigo de Righi certified false or misleading information on his 2017 License Renewal Application. Rigo de Righi paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on July 12, 2018.

John I. Roberts

Kapolei, Hawaii—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $500 administrative fine to John I. Roberts, architect license number C-29946, for an alleged violation of BPC section 5600.05(a)(1) (License Renewal Process; Audit; False or Misleading Information on Coursework on Disability Access Requirements). The action alleged that Roberts certified false or misleading information on his 2017 License Renewal Application. Roberts paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on January 17, 2018.

James Morrison Robertson

Daly City—The Board issued a two-count citation that included a $1,500 administrative fine to James Morrison Robertson, architect license number C-7921, 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 (CCR), title 16, section 160(b)(2) (Rules of Professional Conduct). The action alleged that Robertson 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 July 10, 2018.

Gary A. Rogers

Clovis—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $500 administrative fine to Gary A. Rogers, architect license number C-16583, 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 Rogers certified false or misleading information on his 2015 License Renewal Application. Rogers paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on February 22, 2016.

Louis Fabian Romero

Newhall—The Board issued a one-count modified citation that included a $1,500 administrative fine to Louis Fabian Romero, an unlicensed individual, for an alleged violation of BPC 5536(a) (Practice Without License or Holding Self Out as Architect). The action alleged that Romero executed a Home Improvement Contract to provide "Architectural" drawings for the remodel of a single-family residence project located in Arleta, California. Romero paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on April 7, 2015.

Peter Randolph Root

Hadley, Massachusetts—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $500 administrative fine to Peter Randolph Root, architect license number C-18565, for an alleged violation of BPC section 5600.05(a)(1) (License Renewal Process; Audit; False or Misleading Information on Coursework on Disability Access Requirements). The action alleged that Root certified false or misleading information on his 2017 License Renewal Application. Root paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on December 27, 2018.

Bruce Arthur Rothe

North Adelaide, South Australia, Australia—The Board issued a two-count citation that included a $1,500 administrative fine to Bruce Arthur Rothe, architect license number C-20891, for alleged violations of BPC 5600.05(a)(1) (License Renewal Process; Audit; False or Misleading Information on Coursework on Disability Access Requirements) and CCR 160(b)(2) (Rules of Professional Conduct). The action alleged that Rothe failed to provide documentation to the Board from the course provider upon an audit of his 2015 License Renewal Application and certified false or misleading information on the Application. He also failed to respond to the Board’s requests for information within 30 days in regards to an investigation. The citation became final on October 25, 2016.

Stuart A. Royalty

Sherman Oaks—The Board issued a two-count citation that included a $750 administrative fine to Stuart A. Royalty, architect license number C-25881, for alleged violations of BPC section 5600.05, subdivisions (a)(1) and (b) (License Renewal Process; Audit; False or Misleading Information on Coursework on Disability Access Requirements). The action alleged that Royalty certified false or misleading information on his 2017 License Renewal Application and 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. Royalty paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on March 13, 2019.

Patrick O’Reedy Russell

Laguna Niguel—The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $500 administrative fine to Patrick O’Reedy Russell, architect license number C-17294, for an alleged violation of BPC section 5600.05(b) (License Renewal Process; Audit; False or Misleading Information on Coursework on Disability Access Requirements). The action alleged that Russell 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. Russell paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on March 9, 2018.

Administrative Actions

Donald Arthur Rennie

Anaheim—Donald Arthur Rennie’s architect license number C-18514, was suspended for six months for violations of Business and Professions Code section 5584 (Negligence or Willful Misconduct). The Board’s action was prompted by Mr. Rennie’s negligence resulting in substantiated financial loss and delay to his client. Mr. Rennie had agreed to design a residence for a Los Angeles couple; however, Mr. Rennie’s plans were inadequate and incomplete, and he refused to complete the project despite having been paid by the client. Mr. Rennie’s actions forced the clients to retain another architect to complete the project.

Mr. Rennie’s license was suspended for six months and he was placed on probation for five years, effective January 16, 1998. His probation requires that he take and pass an examination administered by the Board and complete a professional education course.

Jeffrey Walter Richardson

Mountain View—Effective January 21, 2015, Jeffrey Walter Richardson’s architect license number C-29033, was revoked; however, 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 $3,112.50 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 Richardson for alleged violations of Business and Professions Code section 5577 (Conviction of Certain Crimes; Record; Evidence; Procedure). The Accusation alleged that Richardson was convicted of violating the following: Vehicle Code sections 23153(b) (Driving with a Blood Alcohol of 0.08% or More and Causing Injury) and 20002(a)(2) (Hit and Run Driving Causing Property Damage); and Penal Code sections 273a, subdivision (a) (Causing or Permitting a Child to Suffer or Inflicting Pain or Suffering on a Child) and 647(i) (Prowling and Peeking).

Sam Rotter

Woodland Hills—Effective July 23, 2004, Sam Rotter’s architect license, number C-29196, was revoked, after the Board adopted a Proposed Decision. An Accusation was filed against Rotter for violations of Business and Professions Code sections 5536.22 (Written Contract), 5583 (Fraud in the Practice of Architecture), and 5584 (Willful Misconduct). The Accusation was based on evidence that Rotter and his brother were potential buyers of a residence (property). Rotter, without consulting or contracting with the owner of the property for any architectural services, chose to perform site analysis and feasibility studies in anticipation of purchasing the property. The owner canceled escrow. Rotter felt that the owner "breached" her agreement with them to purchase the property and used his architectural license to file a Mechanic’s Lien against the owner in the amount of $56,283.72 for architectural design drawings. This caused the owner financial harm by encumbering her property and preventing her from selling it.

Convictions

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