The purpose of the State Historical Building Safety Board (SHBSB) is to provide regulations and standards for the rehabilitation, preservation, restoration (including related reconstruction) or relocation as applicable to all historical buildings, structures and properties deemed of importance to the history, architecture, or culture of an area by an appropriate local or state governmental jurisdiction. Such standards and regulations are intended to facilitate the restoration or change of occupancy so as to preserve their original or restored elements and features, to encourage energy conservation and a cost effective approach to preservation, and to provide for reasonable safety from fire, seismic forces or other hazards for occupants and users of such “buildings, structures and properties” and to provide reasonable availability and usability by the physically disabled.

The State Historical Building Code is defined in Sections 18950 to 18961 of Division 13, Part 2.7 of Health and Safety Code (H&SC) Health and Safety Code, a part of California Law.

DSA also incorporates the offices of the independent State Historical Building Safety Board, caretaker of the California Historical Building Code (CHBC) (Cal. Code Regs., Title 24, Part 8).

Additional information is located on the California Historical Building Code (CHBC) webpage.

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 the board's functions and responsibilities include (but are not limited) to the following:

  • 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.
    • Office of the State Architect.
    • The State Fire Marshal.
    • The State Historical Resources Commission.
    • The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board.
    • California Council, American Institute of Architects.
    • Structural Engineers Association of California.
    • A mechanical engineer, Consulting Engineers Association of California.
    • An electrical engineer, Consulting Engineers Association of California.
    • California Council of Landscape Architects.
    • The Department of Housing and Community Development.
    • The Department of Parks and Recreation.
    • County Supervisors Association of California.
    • League of California Cities.
    • The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development.
    • The Department of Rehabilitation.
    • The California Chapter of the American Institute of City Planners.
    • The Department of Transportation.
    • The California Preservation Foundation.
    • The Seismic Safety Commission.
    • The California Building Officials.
    • BOMA California

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

Appointed Members

Division of the State Architect
  • Member:  Ida A. Clair, AIA, LEED AP, CASp; Principal Architect
  • Alternate:  Kurt Cooknick, Assoc. AIA; Deputy to the State Architect
Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board
  • Member:  Vacant
  • Alternate:  Vacant
Office of the State Fire Marshal
  • Member:  Brad Goodrich, Deputy State Fire Marshal, Supervisor
  • Alternate:  Crystal Sujeski, Deputy State Fire Marshal III, Specialist
Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
  • Member:  Glenn Gall, Supervisor HFR
  • Alternate:  Eric Jacobsen, Senior Architect
State Historical Resources Commission
  • Member:  Vacant
  • Alternate:  Vacant
Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Member: Kyle Krause, CBO, Assistant Deputy Director, Division of Codes and Standards
  • Alternate: Mitchel Baker, CSA III, Operations Manager, Division of Codes and Standards
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 Services, CA Department of Rehabilitation
  • Alternate:  Pia Basudev, Disability Access Services, Independent Living and Community Access Division
Department of Transportation
  • Member:  Jill Hupp, Built Env. Preservation Services Branch Chief, Caltrans Division of Environmental Analysis
  • Alternate: Janice Calpo, Associate Env. Planner (Architectural Historian)
American Institute of Architects / California Council
  • Member:  Stephen J. Farneth, FAIA, Architectural Resources 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
League of California Cities
  • Member:  Richard Hastings
  • Alternate:  Vacant
California State 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 California
  • Member: Vacant
  • Alternate:  Matthew Hargrove, Building Owners and Managers Association Cal Administration
 

SHBSB Staff Counsel

  • Kevin Dollison, Dept of General Services, Office of Legal Services
 

SHBSB Executive Director

  • Derek M. Shaw, Division of the State Architect
    1102 'Q' Street, Suite 5100, Sacramento, CA 95811-6550
    (916) 324-7178
    (916) 445-7658 Fax
    derek.shaw@dgs.ca.gov

 

State Historical Building Safety Board Meeting – March 12, 2019

The State Historical Building Safety Board (SHBSB) will conduct a public meeting on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Division of the State Architect, Headquarters Office located at 1102 Q Street, Suite 5100, Sacramento, CA 95811 in Conference Room B. This meeting will be available via teleconference and video conference from all DSA regional offices.

The SHBSB will hear an appeal concerning The Park Victorian (Bay View Hotel, Palms Hotel), 509 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA  92101. Supporting documents for this meeting are provided below.

SHBSB Meeting Agenda: 03/12/19 (PDF - 176 KB) | (RTF - 2.6 MB) 

 

State Historical Building Safety Board Meeting – March 15, 2019

The State Historical Building Safety Board (SHBSB) will conduct a public meeting on Friday, March 15, 2019 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Division of the State Architect, Headquarters Office located at 1102 Q Street, Suite 5100, Sacramento, CA 95811 in Conference Room B. This meeting will be available via teleconference and video conference from all DSA regional offices.

The SHBSB will hear an appeal concerning Greek Theatre Box Office at UC Berkeley, 2001 Gayley Rd, Berkeley, CA 94720. Supporting documents for this meeting are provided below.

SHBSB Meeting Agenda: 03/15/19 (PDF - 172 KB) | (RTF - 2.6 MB)

SHBSB Meeting Agendas, Minutes, Activities, and Notices

The board meets in concert with the California Preservation Foundation annual meeting and holds additional meetings as needed.

The minutes of the SHBSB are posted in pdf format for viewing and printing. Current board minutes have not been approved by the board. Committee meeting minutes are not official and may be edited before posting. Past minutes have been approved by the board. Archives include minutes of 2000 and earlier, as made available by staff. Check the table of contents for additions of earlier minutes.

SHBSB Meeting Dates and Activities for 2007

SHBSB Meeting Dates and Activities for 2006

December 19, 2006

The State Historical Building Safety Board is providing notice of the changes for incorporation into California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 8, which were the subject of written comment periods and a public hearing held on December 7, 2006. These changes are in response to comments received during the initial 45-day public comment period that began on June 2, 2006 and ended on July 21, 2006 and a 15-day comment period from December 19, 2006 to January 2, 2007.

December 7, 2006

A public meeting of the State Historical Building Safety Board (SHBSB) will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2006, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Division of the State Architect located at 1102 Q Street, Third Floor Conference Rooms A/B, Sacramento, California, 95811. A meeting notice and agenda of the meeting is available for download.

SHBSB Meeting Dates and Activities for 2005

November 29, 2005

The State Historical Building Safety Board (SHBSB) is considering the adoption of revised language for Chapter 10, and for a new Appendix Chapter for the 2006 California Historical Building Code. These proposals will be available for public comment until December 15th, 2005, on this website or by contacting: Thomas A. Winter, Senior Architect, Executive Director, State Historical Building Safety Board, Division of the State Architect, 1102 Q Street, Suite 5100, Sacramento, California, 95811; 916.445.7627 phone, 916. 445.7558 fax.

October 13, 2005

The State Historic Building Safety Board (SHBSB) will hold a meeting regarding amendments to the California Historical Building Code from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2005. The meeting will be held at the Division of the State Architect, Conference Room B, Suite 5100, 1102 Q Street, Sacramento, California. An agenda and meeting notice is available for download in PDF format.

June 16, 2005

The State Historic Building Safety Board (SHBSB) will hold a regular meeting from 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2005. The meeting will be held at the Division of the State Architect, Conference Room B, Suite 5100, 1102 Q Street, Sacramento, California. An agenda and meeting notice and the draft document "Scope Development for Amendments to the California Historical Building Code" are available for download in PDF format.

SHBSB Meeting Dates and Activities for 2004

April 28, 2004

The State Historic Building Safety Board (SHBSB) will hold a regular meeting from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, and workshop, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April 28, 2004. The meeting will be held at the Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop, the Hawthorn Room, at the Presidio of San Francisco, Golden Gate National Recreational Area, San Francisco, California. An agenda (PDF - 29 KB) and a map (PDF - 66 KB) to the meeting location are available for download in PDF format.

SHBSB Meeting Dates and Activities for 2003

SHBSB Meeting Dates and Activities for 2002

SHBSB Meeting Dates and Activities for 2001

Archives of Board Meeting Minutes (2000 and earlier)