Landscape Architects Technical Committee
Landscape Architects Technical Committee
State of California Department of Consumer Affairs
Landscape Architects Technical Committee
2420 Del Paso Road, Suite 105
Sacramento, CA 95834
(916) 575-7230
fax: (916) 575-7285
email: latc@dca.ca.gov
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Latest 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.

Recent enforcement actions are listed alphabetically by last name:

Adler, Joan (Lincoln) - The LATC issued an administrative citation that included a $500 civil penalty to Joan Adler, an unlicensed individual, for an alleged violation of BPC section 5640 (Unlicensed Person Engaging in Practice, Sanctions). This action was based on evidence that Adler prepared landscape architectural plans and partial construction details for a residential project. Adler paid the civil penalty satisfying the citation. The citation became effective April 3, 2006.

Benoit, Ron - On November 3, 2010, the LATC issued a citation against Ron Benoit that included a $750 administrative fine for an alleged violation of BPC section 5616, Landscape Architecture Contract - Contents, Notice Requirements. The citation became final on December 3, 2010, and has been paid.

Berry, Frank - On July 22, 2009, the LATC issued an administrative citation that included a $1,000 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 August 24, 2009.

Bjorn-Byrd, Anders - On May 23, 2008, the LATC issued an administrative citation that included a $500 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 June 24, 2008.

Bowman, Jason - On August 26, 2010, the LATC issued a modified citation against Jason Bowman that included a $1,500 administrative fine for an alleged violation of BPC section 5640, Unlicensed Person Engaging in Practice, Sanctions. The citation became final on September 26, 2010, and has been paid.

Casillas, Miguel - On February 4, 2010, the LATC issued an administrative citation that included a $500 civil penalty for alleged violations of BPC sections 5640, Unlicensed Person Engaging in Practice, Sanctions and 5641, Chapter Exceptions, Exemptions. The citation became final on March 4, 2010.

Corlett, Scott (DesignScape) - On February 28, 2008, the LATC issued an administrative citation that included a $1,000 civil penalty (two cases) for alleged violations of BPC sections 5640, Unlicensed Person Engaging in Practice, Sanctions and 5641, Chapter Exceptions, Exemptions. The citation became final on March 29, 2008.

Craig, Don - On April 19, 2007, the LATC issued an administrative citation that included a $1,500 civil penalty for alleged violations of BPC sections 5616, Landscape Architecture Contract - Contents, Notice Requirements, 5659, Inclusion of License Number - Requirement and 5671, Negligence, Willful Misconduct in Practice . The citation became final on May 19, 2007. Don Craig paid the administrative fine on June 14, 2007, satisfying the citation.

Davis, Tim - On March 5, 2008, the LATC issued an administrative citation that included a $500 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 April 6, 2008.

Davis, Tim - On May 7, 2009, the LATC issued an administrative citation that included a $1,000 civil penalty for alleged violations of BPC sections 5640, Unlicensed Person Engaging in Practice, Sanctions and 5641, Chapter Exceptions, Exemptions. The citation became final on June 7, 2009.

Garcia, James - On August 25, 2008, the LATC issued an administrative citation that included a $1,500 civil penalty for alleged violations of BPC sections 5640, Unlicensed Person Engaging in Practice, Sanctions and 5641, Chapter Exceptions, Exemptions. The citation became final on September 25, 2008. James Garcia paid the administrative fine on October 6, 2008, satisfying the citation.

Liebling, Steven A. - On March 3, 2008, the LATC issued an administrative citation that included a $2,000 civil penalty (two cases) for alleged violations of BPC sections 5640, Unlicensed Person Engaging in Practice, Sanctions and 5641, Chapter Exceptions, Exemptions. The citation became final on April 4, 2008. Steven Leibling paid the administrative fine on July 8, 2009, satisfying the citation.

Martin, Baxter - On March 3, 2009, the LATC issued an administrative citation that included a $3,000 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 April 3, 2009.

May, Patrick - On June 12, 2008, the LATC issued an administrative citation that included a $1,500 civil penalty for alleged violations of BPC sections 5640, Unlicensed Person Engaging in Practice, Sanctions and 5641, Chapter Exceptions, Exemptions. The citation became final on July 13, 2008. Patrick May paid the administrative fine on July 14, 2008, satisfying the citation.

Murcko, Steve - On August 21, 2008, the LATC issued an administrative citation that included a $1,500 civil penalty for alleged violations of BPC sections 5640, Unlicensed Person Engaging in Practice, Sanctions and 5641, Chapter Exceptions, Exemptions. The citation became final on September 21, 2008. Steve Murko paid the administrative fine on September 23, 2008, satisfying the citation.

Poff, Robert - On February 25, 2008, the LATC issued an administrative citation that included a $1,500 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 March 26, 2008.

Rainville, Miriam - On February 24, 2009, the LATC issued an administrative citation that included a $3,500 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 March 24, 2009.

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.

Roberts, Chris - On September 18, 2009, the LATC issued an administrative citation that included a $500 civil penalty for alleged violations of BPC sections 5671, Negligence, Willful Misconduct in Practice. The citation became final on November 18, 2009. The citation was paid in full on January 19, 2010.

Rosenberg, Michael - On June 4, 2008, the LATC issued an administrative citation that included a $1,000 civil penalty for alleged violations of BPC sections 5671, Negligence, and 5659, Inclusion of License Number - Requirement. The citation became final on July 4, 2008. Michael Rosenberg paid the administrative fine on September 10, 2008, satisfying the citation.

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.

Su, David - On October 11, 2010, the LATC issued an amended, four-count administrative citation that included a $6,000 civil penalty to David Su, an unlicensed individual, for alleged violations of BPC section 5640, Unlicensed Persons Engaging in Practice-Sanctions, and section 5641, Chapter Exceptions, Exemptions. The action alleged that Mr. Su provided the services of a licensed individual on two residential projects in Southern California, used the protected title of landscape architect on a Title Sheet plan, and maintained a Web site that offered the services of a licensed professional. The amended citation became final on January 24, 2011.

Thomas, Mark - On February 9, 2010, the LATC issued an administrative citation that included a $500 civil penalty for alleged violations of BPC sections 5640, Unlicensed Person Engaging in Practice, Sanctions and 5641, Chapter Exceptions, Exemptions. The citation became final on March 9, 2010.