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Who is(are)the State Engineer(s).  Shouldn't they be responsible for
reviewing the engineering portions of the work.  Since when is an
Architect capable.  That is why they hire engineers; isn't it?


Charles F. Espenlaub, III, P.E.
Martin-Espenlaub Engineering



-----Original Message-----
From: fturner [mailto:fturner(--nospam--at)quiknet.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2000 1:26 PM
To: Listserve SEAOC
Subject: New California State Architect


Governor Gray Davis today announced the appointment of Stephan
Castellanos
as State Architect.

Mr. Castellanos, 51, of Valley Springs, is a partner and architect at
Derivi
Castellanos Architects, a position he has held for 20 years. He has been
an
active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and has led
the
Institute in improving governmental relations, heightening public
awareness
of architectural excellence, and advocating for diversity within the
profession. Mr. Castellanos is a member of the AIA Board of Directors
and
has represented California as the regional AIA director since 1998. He
has
earned numerous awards of achievement including the Presidential
Citation
from the American Institute of Architects, California Council in both
1993
and 1998. Mr. Castellanos earned a bachelor of architecture degree from
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

The State Architect is responsible for reviewing the plans and
construction
of publicly funded schools and essential services buildings. The State
Architect reviews the building process to ensure that the plans, their
specifications, and the actual construction are in compliance with
California's exacting requirements for structural safety, fire and life
safety, and accessibility for the building classifications.

Mr. Castellanos will receive a salary of $104,570. This position
requires
Senate confirmation