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About The SHBSB

The State Historical Building Safety Board (SHBSB) is established within the Office of the State Architect. The board is staffed by DSA by an architect position, with the title of Executive Director.

Duties and Responsibilities of the State Historical Building Safety Board

The duties and responsibilities of the State Historical Building Safety Board are described in Health and Safety Code, Division 13, Part 2.7, Sections 18950 to 18961. A summary of those duties, functions and responsibilities include (but are not limited) to the following:

The Board:

  • shall adopt rules and regulations pursuant to the State Historical Building Code (Health and Safety Code, S. 18950-61).
  • shall adopt and submit alternative building standards for approval by the Building Standards Commission.
  • may adopt, amend, and repeal other alternative rules and regulations under Part 2.7 which the board has recommended for adoption under subdivision (b) of Health and Safety Code, S. 18960.
  • shall coordinate and consult with other applicable state agencies affected by this part (Health and Safety Code, Div. 13, Part 2.7) except as provided in Health and Safety Code, S. 18943.
  • any change or modification (per Health and Safety Code, S. 18944.7) shall be filed and will not be effective until filed with the State Historical Building Safety Board.
  • is established as a unit within the Division of the State Architect.
  • shall act as consultant to the State Architect.
  • shall act as a review body to state and local agencies with respect to interpretations, administration and enforcement.
  • shall accept appeals from any party if the issue is of statewide importance.
  • shall report decisions in printed form.
  • shall report decisions to the Building Standards Commission.
  • may accept requests for interpretation by local agencies.
  • shall report interpretations to the Building Standards Commission.
  • may charge a reasonable fee not to exceed costs for services.
  • shall receive for review, prior to taking any action or making decisions on variances or appeals which affect historical buildings, from all state agencies which enforce and administer approvals, variances, or appeals procedures or decisions affecting the preservation or safety of the historical aspects of historical buildings.
  • shall be composed of qualified experts in their respective fields who shall represent various state and local public agencies, professional design societies and building and preservation oriented organizations. Each of the following shall have one member who shall serve without pay, but receive expenses while serving.
    1. Office of the State Architect.
    2. The State Fire Marshal.
    3. The State Historical Resources Commission.
    4. The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board.
    5. California Council, American Institute of Architects.
    6. Structural Engineers Association of California.
    7. A mechanical engineer, Consulting Engineers Association of California.
    8. An electrical engineer, Consulting Engineers Association of California.
    9. California Council of Landscape Architects.
    10. The Department of Housing and Community Development.
    11. The Department of Parks and Recreation.
    12. County Supervisors Association of California.
    13. League of California Cities.
    14. The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development.
    15. The Department of Rehabilitation.
    16. The California Chapter of the American Institute of City Planners.
    17. The Department of Transportation.
    18. The California Preservation Foundation.
    19. The Seismic Safety Commission.
    20. The California Building Officials.
    21. BOMA California

The 20 members listed above shall select a building contractor as a member of the board.

The State Historical Building Safety Board Member Roster

Appointed Members

Division of The State Architect

Member

Dennis Corelis
Deputy State Architect
Division of the State Architect
1102 'Q' Street, Suite 5100
Sacramento, CA 95811-6550

Alternate

Bob Chase, AIA
Deputy State Architect
Division of the State Architect
1102 'Q' Street, Suite 5100
Sacramento, CA 95811-6550

Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board

Member

Vacant

Alternate

Vacant

Office of The State Fire Marshal

Member

Ken Vollenweider
Deputy Fire Marshal III, Supervisor
Department of Forestry & Fire Protection
Office of the State Fire Marshal

Alternate

Vacant

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

Member

Glenn Gall
Supervisor HFR
Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

Alternate

Eric Jacobsen
Senior Architect
Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

State Historical Resources Commission

Member

Alberto Bertoli, AIA
Commissioner

Alternate

Vacant

Department of Housing and Community Development

Member

Kyle Krause
Acting Codes and Standards Administrator I
Division of Codes and Standards

Alternate

Vacant

Department of Parks and Recreation

Member

Timothy J. Brandt, AIA
Senior Restoration Architect
Architectural Review Unit
Office of Historic Preservation

Alternate

Michael J. Zuccaro
Associate Architect
Monterey District Office

Department of Rehabilitation

Member

Vienalyn Tankiamco
Disability Access Section
Department of Rehabilitation

Alternate

Dianne Russell
Disability Access Section
Department of Rehabilitation

Department of Transportation

Member

Gloria Scott
Chief, Built Environment Preservation Services Branch
Cultural Studies Office
Division of Environmental Analysis
California Department of Transportation

Alternate

David Stow
Department of Transportation
Division of Structures

American Institute of Architects/California Council

Member

Stephen J. Farneth, FAIA
Architectural Resource Group

Alternate

Vacant

California Chapter, American Planning Association

Member

Joe Hall, AICP

Alternate

Hisashi B. Sugaya, AICP
Carey and Company, Inc.

Seismic Safety Commission

Member

H. Kit Miyamoto, Ph.D., S.E., Commissioner
Miyamoto International

Alternate

Vacant

California Building Contractors

Member

Roy Harthorn, CBO

Alternate

John H. Utne
Midnight Sun Construction Company

California Building Officials

Member

Dan Chudy, Ph.D

Alternate

Y. Henry Huang, P.E., CBO, CGBP
Building Official
City of Tustin

League of California Cities

Member

Richard Hastings

Alternate

Vacant

California Association of Counties

Member

Robert Mackensen

Alternate

Vacant

California Council, American Society of Landscape Architects

Member

Pamela Galera
Community Services Department
City of Anaheim

Alternate

Vacant

Structural Engineers Association of California

Member

Loring Wyllie, Jr., S.E.
Degenkolb Engineers

Alternate

David W. Cocke, S.E.
Structural Focus

California Preservation Foundation

Member

Alan Dreyfuss, AIA
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Alternate

Vacant

American Council of Engineering Companies

Mechanical Engineer Member

Don Moeller, P.E.
The Fire Consultants

Mechanical Engineer Alternate

Vacant

Electrical Engineer Member

Vacant

Electrical Engineer Alternate

Vacant

Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) California

Member

Vacant

Alternate

Matthew Hargrove
BOMA Cal Administration

SHBSB Staff Counsel

Bryan Kimura
Staff Council
Department of General Services
Office of Legal Services

SHBSB Executive Director

Derek M. Shaw
Executive Director
State Historical Building Safety Board
Division of the State Architect
1102 'Q' Street, Suite 5100
Sacramento, CA 95811-6550
916.324.7178
916.445.7658 Fax
Derek M. Shaw derek.shaw@dgs.ca.gov

SHBSB Committee

Executive Committee

Dreyfuss, Chudy, Harthorn