Working with the California Architects Board (1 LU)
The California Architects Board regulates the practice of architecture in order to protect the health, safety and well-being of the people of California.
The California Architects Board wants to reach out to architects and candidates for licensure to help all concerned better understand the provisions and regulations contained in the Architects Practice Act. The purpose of this event is to present common issues which can impact the practice of architecture including: Inadequate or no written contracts; Common basis for consumer complaints; Aiding and Abetting Unlicensed Practice; Failure to effectively communicate; and etc.
About the speakers:
Barry Williams is a Architect, licensed to practice in California and Ohio, with over 45 years of diversified experience in the design, project management and construction management of a wide variety of private sector residential, industrial, medical and commercial projects as well as state industrial and educational projects and federal government projects. Barry is currently serving as a Subject Matter Expert Consultant to the California Architects Board with nine (9) years of experience working for the Board’s Enforcement Unit. As a Consultant to the Board, he has investigated over 500 consumer complaints filed against architects and unlicensed persons. Barry is also currently working as an architect for a private sector architectural/engineering firm primarily responsible for the design and construction of water and waste water treatment facilities throughout the United States.
Manager, Examination+Licensing+Continuing Education
- 15 years expertise in architectural licensing at the California Architects Board
- 10 years as program leadership
- 5 years as an NCARB Licensing Advisor (Board Representative)
- Focuses on modernizing licensure and reducing barriers
- California Architects Board: Who; What; and Why
- Architects Practice Act: What are the regulations governing the practice of architecture in California.
- Architectural practice Do’s and Don’ts: Sources of complaints; Common issues; Communication.
- Board Publications and Resources: Licensees information; Candidates information; Links to related agencies and organizations.