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The Division of State Architect has some of the best engineers in California, rest assured.

>>> Charles Espenlaub <Cespenlaub(--nospam--at)> 03/02 12:15 PM >>>
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)] 
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
as State Architect.

Mr. Castellanos, 51, of Valley Springs, is a partner and architect at
Castellanos Architects, a position he has held for 20 years. He has been
active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and has led
Institute in improving governmental relations, heightening public
of architectural excellence, and advocating for diversity within the
profession. Mr. Castellanos is a member of the AIA Board of Directors
has represented California as the regional AIA director since 1998. He
earned numerous awards of achievement including the Presidential
from the American Institute of Architects, California Council in both
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
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
Senate confirmation