Landscape Architects Technical Committee

Enforcement Actions

The rules and regulations relating to landscape architects, including the authority of the Landscape Architects Technical Committee (LATC), are set forth in the Landscape Architects Practice Act and the LATC's implementing regulations.

The LATC has an active enforcement program designed to ensure that the laws governing the practice of landscape architecture are enforced in a fair and judicious manner. Additionally, and as part of its mission statement, the enforcement program attempts to address three main goal areas:

  • Informing the public and other entities about the profession and standards of practice
  • Establishing and enforcing the laws, regulations, codes, and standards governing the practice of landscape architecture
  • Requiring that any person practicing or offering landscape architectural services be licensed

The LATC is responsible for receiving and screening complaints against licensees and performing the investigation into these complaints. The LATC also retains the authority to make final decisions on all enforcement actions taken against its licensees.

Every effort is made to ensure that enforcement information is correct. Before making any decision based upon this information, you should contact the LATC. To inquire if a licensee has had disciplinary action prior to July 2008, or to obtain further information on specific violations for a person listed, contact the LATC.

Enforcement actions are listed alphabetically by last name:

Annerl, Mark – On April 10, 2014, an Accusation was filed against Mark Annerl for alleged violations of Business and Professions Code (BPC) section 5671 (Negligence, Willful Misconduct in Practice) and/or of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 16, section 2670 (Rules of Professional Conduct).  The Accusation alleges that Annerl was negligent in preparation of plans for a residential project. Click here to view the Accusation.

Bishop, Tina - (Los Angeles) - The LATC issued a two-count administrative citation that included a $3,000 fine to Tina Bishop, an unlicensed individual, for alleged violations of Business and Professions Code section (BPC) 5640 (Unlicensed Person Engaging in Practice, Sanctions). The action alleged that Bishop executed a written "Agreement for Professional Services" with a client to provide treatment recommendations for a project in Los Angeles. The project is not an exempt project as described in BPC 5641. Bishop paid the civil penalty, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on September 9, 2014.

Morton, Brad - On June 2, 2014, the LATC issued a modified citation against Brad Morton that included a $750 administrative fine for an alleged violation of BPC section 5640, Unlicensed Person Engaging in Practice, Sanctions. The citation became final on July 2, 2014, and has been paid.

Niles, David - (Santa Barbara, CA) - The Board issued a one-count citation that included a $1000 administrative fine to David Niles, landscape architect license number LA 4206, for an alleged violation of BPC 5616(a) (Landscape Architecture Contract Contents, Notice Requirements). The action alleged that Niles failed to execute a contract prior to commencing work on a project. Niles paid the fine, satisfying the citation. The citation became final on January 12, 2016.

Orr, Gary - On January 17, 2013, the LATC issued a modified citation against Gary Orr that included a $750 administrative fine for an alleged violation of BPC section 5671, Negligence, Willful Misconduct in Practice. The citation became final on May 23, 2014, and has been paid.

Pullman, Lori - On May 29, 2014, the LATC issued a citation against Lori Pullman that included a $1,000 administrative fine for an alleged violation of BPC section 5640, Unlicensed Person Engaging in Practice, Sanctions. The citation became final on June 29, 2014, and has been paid.

Reyes, Fausto A. - On August 26, 2011, the LATC issued a modified citation with a fine of $300 for alleged violations of BPC 5671, Negligence, BPC 5616, Landscape Architecture contract - Contents, Notice Requirements, and CCR 2604 Change of Address Requirements. The citation became final on September 1, 2011.

Stout, Bruce - On October 5, 2012, the LATC issued an administrative citation that included a $2,000 civil penalty for alleged violations of BPC sections 5640, Unlicensed Persons Engaging in Practice, Sanctions and 5641, Chapter Exceptions, Exemptions. The citation became final on November 5, 2012.