Board Meeting October 25, 2006

On October 25, 2006, in Disciplinary Cases, by Smith Thompson Law

Gary M. Acord
Case No. 2005-016507

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order approving a settlement stipulation imposing a fine of $500.00 against Gary Acord of Pittsburg , Pennsylvania . The case was based upon a citation which was issued for failure to complete the code curriculum course.

Elaine S. Baer
Case No. 2005-016031

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order imposing a fine of $500.00 against Elaine Baer of Weston , Florida . The case was based upon a citation which was issued for failure to complete the code curriculum course.

Nikki Bowden
Case No. 2005-043163

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order approving a settlement stipulation imposing a fine of $5,000.00 plus costs against Nikki Bowden of Tallahassee , Florida . Ms. Bowden is offering interior design services in an advertising flyer and in the yellow pages.

Harvey G. Burns
Case No. 2005-016887

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order imposing a fine of $500.00 against Harvey Burns of New Orleans , Louisiana . The case was based upon a citation which was issued for failure to complete the code curriculum course. Mr. Burns’ license will be suspended until he completes the required course.

Bo Cseh
Bo Cesh’s Design
Case No. 2005-049670

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order approving a settlement stipulation imposing a fine of $2,500.00 plus costs against Bo Cseh of Pensacola , Florida . Mrs. Cseh is holding himself out as an interior designer on her business card.

Patty Castillo
Case No. 2005-047653

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order imposing a fine of $10,000.00 plus costs against Patty Castillo of Pembroke Pines , Florida . Ms. Castillo was offering “Professional Interior Design Services” in an advertising flyer.

Richard Clay
Case No. 2005-016031

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order approving a settlement stipulation reprimanding Richard Clay of Lecanto , Florida license to practice architecture and placing him on probation for a period of one year and imposing costs. Mr. Clay prepared plans for a residence and they were rejected by the Building Department for 42 corrections. The plans were reviewed by Jerry Hicks who found violations had occurred.

Don Duer
Case No. 2005-015767

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order imposing a fine of $500.00 against Don Duer of Umatilla, Florida . The case was based upon a citation which was issued for failure to complete the code curriculum course.

Evan Evans
Case No. 2005-061830

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order imposing a fine of $1,000.00 plus costs against Evan Evans of Plano , Texas . Mr. Evans will be required to complete 40 hours of continuing education. The complaint was initiated based on an audit of the continuing education credits claimed by Mr. Evans when he renewed his license. Mr. Evans affirmed at renewal that he completed the required hours but Mr. Evans failed to provide evidence of having taken any continuing education.

Arthur Gensler
Case No. 2005-014631

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order approving a settlement stipulation imposing a fine of $500.00 against Arthur Gensler of San Francisco , California . The case was based upon a citation which was issued for failure to complete the code curriculum course. Mr. Gensler’s license will be suspended until he completes the required course.

Frederick J. Goglia
Arcvision, Inc.
Case Nos. 2004-057431 & 2004-057480

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order approving a settlement stipulation imposing a fine of $6,000.00 plus costs against Arcvision, Inc. International Banking Technologies (IBT) , does not have a certificate of authorization to practice architecture in the State of Florida and does not employee a Florida licensed architect. IBT contracted with Community Bank of Florida to provide architectural services for a commercial project in Lakeland , Florida . Thomas Tedrow, is a licensed architect in Colorado but not in Florida and an employee of IBT, provided drawings for the project. The Subjects then took the drawings prepared by Tedrow and signed and sealed them for the purpose of obtaining a building permit.

Robert Gray
Case No. 2005-064204

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order approving a settlement stipulation reprimanding and imposing a fine of $1,000.00 plus costs against Robert Gray of Miami , Florida . Mr. Gray submitted signed and sealed drawings to the Jacksonville Beach Building Department on November 17, 2005 . The plans were reviewed by the Board’s consultant, Jerry Hicks, who determined that the plans were incomplete and grossly negligent.

Charles Hackbarth
Case No. 2005-060268

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order approving a settlement stipulation imposing a fine of $12,000.00 plus costs against Charles Hackbarth of Port Charlotte , Florida . Mr. Hackbarth prepared a proposal to provide design services for a 16,000 square foot commercial building. Mr. Hackbarth offered signed and sealed drawings from a registered architect and his letterhead offered architectural services. The proposal also offered interior design services. Mr. Hackbarth was also offering such services through a business entity without a certificate of authorization.

David Hawke
Case No. 2005-015544

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order imposing a fine of $500.00 against David Hawke of Delray Beach , Florida . The case was based upon a citation which was issued for failure to complete the code curriculum course. Mr. Hawke’s license will be suspended until he completes the required course.

Dennis Hughes
Case No. 2005-045997

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order approving a settlement stipulation imposing a fine of $250.00 plus costs against Dennis Hughes of St. Petersburg , Florida . Mr. Hughes will be required to complete seven hours of continuing education. The complaint was initiated based on an audit of the continuing education credits claimed by Mr. Hughes when he renewed his license. Mr. Hughes affirmed at renewal that he completed the required hours but the audit showed a deficiency.

Janet M. Jarvis
Case No. 2005-061885

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order approving a settlement stipulation imposing a fine of $500.00 plus costs against Janet Jarvis of Ketchum , Idaho . Ms. Jarvis will be required to complete 19 hours of continuing education. The complaint was initiated based on an audit of the continuing education credits claimed by Ms. Jarvis when she renewed her license. Ms. Jarvis affirmed at renewal that she completed the required hours but the audit showed a deficiency.

Rebecca Lehde
Case No. 2005-056887

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order approving a settlement stipulation imposing a fine of $500.00 plus costs against Rebecca Lehde of Greenville , South Carolina . Ms. Lehde will be required to complete 16 hours of continuing education. The complaint was initiated based on an audit of the continuing education credits claimed by Ms. Lehde when she renewed her license. Ms. Lehde affirmed at renewal that she completed the required hours but the audit showed a deficiency.

HA McCrory
Case No. 2005-016763

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order imposing a fine of $500.00 against HA McCrory of Cantonment, Florida . The case was based upon a citation which was issued for failure to complete the code curriculum course. Mr. McCrory’s license will be suspended until he completes the required course.

Faunce McCully
Case No. 2005-016293

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order approving a settlement stipulation imposing a fine of $500.00 against Faunce McCully of Jacksonville , Florida . The case was based upon a citation which was issued for failure to complete the code curriculum course. Mr. McCully’s license will be suspended until he completes the required course.

Donald Miller
Case No. 2005-015790

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order imposing a fine of $500.00 against Donald Miller of Coto de Caza , California . The case was based upon a citation which was issued for failure to complete the code curriculum course. Mr. Miller’s license will be suspended until he completes the required course.

Juan Montoya
Case No. 2004-055870

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order approving a settlement stipulation imposing a fine of $10,000.00 plus costs against Juan Montoya of New York , New York . Mr. Montoya is not licensed to practice interior design in Florida and contracted to provide interior design services for commercial property.

Rubanni Abu Muhammad
Case No. 2005-052201

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order approving a settlement stipulation imposing a fine of $500.00 against Rubanni Abu Muhammad of Tallahassee , Florida . Mr. Muhammad was operating through a business entity without a certificate of authorization.

Pamela S. Novakovich
Case No. 2006-025028

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order imposing a fine of $1,500.00 plus costs against Pamela Novakovich of Naples , Florida . Ms. Novakovich is a licensed interior designer but is not a licensed architect in Florida and her web site is offering architectural services.

Clifford Pearson
Case No. 2005-053539

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order imposing a fine of $1,000.00 plus costs against Clifford Pearson of Palm Bay , Florida . Mr. Pearson is not licensed to practice architecture in Florida and prepared drawings for a church.

Kurt A. Petgrave
Case No. 2004-026590

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order approving a settlement stipulation imposing a fine of $5,000.00 plus costs against Kurt Petgrave of Miramar , Florida . Mr. Petgrave is not licensed to practice architecture in Florida and held himself out as the “project architect” in a letter. Further, Mr. Petgrave offered architectural services.

Robert Pilla
Case No. 2006-015148

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order approving a settlement stipulation placing a reprimand and imposing costs against Robert Pilla of Miami , Florida . Mr. Pilla’s web site represents projects as his own that were prepared by another licensed architect. The web site also takes credit for articles that were prepared by another architect.

William A. Romberger
Case No. 2005-046001

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order approving a settlement stipulation imposing a $500.00 fine plus costs against William Romberger of Boca Raton , Florida . Mr. Romberger will be required to complete 16 hours of continuing education. The complaint was initiated based on an audit of the continuing education credits claimed by Mr. Romberger when he renewed his license. Mr. Romberger affirmed at renewal that she completed the required hours but the audit showed a deficiency.

Jose Sanchez
Case No. 2005-018316

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order imposing a fine of $500.00 against Jose Sanchez of Miami , Florida . The case was based upon a citation which was issued for failure to complete the code curriculum course. Mr. Sanchez’ license will be suspended until he completes the required course.

Laura Pirie Turlington
Case No. 2005-045949

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order approving a settlement stipulation imposing a $1,000.00 fine plus costs against Laura Turlington of New Haven , Connecticut . Ms. Turlington will be required to complete 38.5 hours of continuing education. The complaint was initiated based on an audit of the continuing education credits claimed by Ms. Turlington when she renewed her license. Ms. Turlington affirmed at renewal that she completed the required hours but the audit showed a deficiency.

Connie Turner
Case No. 2005-046696

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order approving a settlement stipulation imposing a $250.00 fine plus costs against Connie Turner of Jacksonville , Florida . Ms. Turner will be required to complete nine hours of continuing education. The complaint was initiated based on an audit of the continuing education credits claimed by Ms. Turner when she renewed her license. Ms. Turner affirmed at renewal that she completed the required hours but the audit showed a deficiency.

Edward Wikoff
Compton Enginerring, Inc.
Case Nos. 2006-007880 & 2006-008218

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order approving a settlement stipulation imposing a fine of $9,500.00 plus costs against Edward Wikoff of Pascagoula , MS . Mr. Wikoff is licensed to practice architecture in Mississippi but not in Florida . Compton Engineering, Inc. entered into a contract to perform architectural services for a seven story condo in Santa Rosa County , Florida . Mr. Wikoff acted as the project manager and held himself out as an architect to the building department.

D. Macartney Wilson
Case No. 2005-056986

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order approving a settlement stipulation imposing a $250.00 fine plus costs against D. Macartney Wilson of Tampa , Florida . Mr. Wilson will be required to complete nine hours of continuing education. The complaint was initiated based on an audit of the continuing education credits claimed by Mr. Wilson when he renewed his license. Mr. Wilson affirmed at renewal that she completed the required hours but the audit showed a deficiency.

Nikita Zukov
Case No. 2005-046716

The Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design agreed to enter a final order approving a settlement stipulation imposing a $500.00 fine plus costs against Nikita Zukov of Palm Beach , Florida . Mr. Zukov will be required to complete 18 hours of continuing education. The complaint was initiated based on an audit of the continuing education credits claimed by Mr. Zukov when he renewed his license. Mr. Zukov affirmed at renewal that she completed the required hours but the audit showed a deficiency.