Vol. 3, Issue 1, March '06

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Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., Governor
Michael S. Steele, Lt. Governor
James D. Fielder, Jr., Ph.D., Secretary
John M. Wasilisin, Deputy Secretary


Meet the Acting Commissioner


Audits Begin for Architects

NCARB Starts "Rolling Clock" Requirement for Architect Registration Exam

NCARB's BEFA Program Goes Operational

Who is America's Premiere Unknown Black Architect?


Christie Society Honors Engineering Pioneers

Student Forum Held During Engineers Week

State Board for Professional Engineers Promotes Licensure to Students

ABET Honors University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Board for Professional Engineers Takes Disciplinary Action

Black Engineers' Achievements: From the Bronze Age to the Space Age


NCIDQ Adopts New Policy on Reinstatement Fees


CLARB's New Online Tool Simplifies Exam Registration Process

CLARB Sets Administration Dates, Fees


Meet the Board Member

Orisich Elected President of Colonial State Boards

Exam Data

NCEES Revises List of Calculators Permitted in Examinations Room

PE Exam Proctors Praised

FARB Holds 30th Annual Forum

Remaining Meeting Dates for Professional Design Boards


by Janine S. McDonald

Just a little over two years ago, a bar and restaurant owner working 70 hours a week for 23 years decided he wanted to scale back his hours, slow down his pace and spend more time with his family.  So he did just that, leaving the dining room behind for the board room.  Although his surroundings are definitely different, his goals have not changed: improve efficiency, ensure the presence of quality employees and be responsive to the consumer.

Meet Joe Sliwka (pronounced slif-kuh), tavern owner– turned government professional.  Sliwka was appointed Acting Commissioner of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation’s division of Occupational and Professional Licensing December 14, 2005.  The Acting Commissioner oversees the daily and administrative operations for 21 O&P Licensing Boards. For the 18 months prior to his appointment, Joe Sliwka was the Assistant Deputy Commissioner for O&P.

One of Sliwka’s objectives is to increase the number of self-funded boards to ensure the necessary resources are available to provide licensees and consumers what they need.  Maryland’s Real Estate Commission’s has already obtained special funding effective July 1, 2006.  Legislation pending in the Maryland General Assembly would allow similar special funding for the Board for Public Accountancy.

When asked about his management style, he says, “I like to be hands-on, and I have an open door policy so I’m always accessible.  I like to stay involved and in touch with as many people as I can each day…”  However, the Commissioner also recognizes the importance of delegating tasks to individuals.  “Being a good manager means you don’t do everything yourself,” Sliwka says.  “You have to be strict yet compassionate, understanding, yet firm.”

Commissioner Sliwka points out his track record in the restaurant business laid the foundation for his career in government management.  A past president and current lifetime member of the Baltimore County Licensed Beverage Association, he states, “When they asked me about handling the Boards, I said, ‘If you can handle 30 to 40 tavern and restaurant owners around the table and keep them at peace, the boards will be a piece of cake.’”

Born and reared right here in Charm City, Sliwka holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Baltimore.  Sliwka is a politics buff and in his spare time enjoys spending time with his wife and two children as well as coaching baseball and football.  In fact, he believes that coaching and managing government have similarities.  “A lot of managing is almost like coaching,” according to Sliwka. “You’ve got two assistant coaches, and then you’ve got the people out there and the kids listening to what you tell them. You give your coaches jobs to do, and everything is structured.”




The enforcement of continuing education requirements for Maryland’s architects is fully underway.  Audits have begun in conjunction with the 2003 legislation requiring continuing education for the profession.  The audits randomly check licensees to make sure their CEUs are in compliance with the law.

House Bill 779 requires architects licensed in Maryland to show proof of participation in 12 hours of continuing education per year, of which eight must be related to the "protection of the Health, Safety and Welfare of the general public."  Individuals whose licenses expired after October 1, 2005 are required to complete 24 CEUs.

As a condition of renewal in Maryland, the architect is required to sign a certification statement on the license renewal form.  However, if selected for an audit, a licensee must provide a transcript or other documentation that he or she has completed the required CEUs.  A computer program randomly selects the licensee, flagging individuals for audit.

In the event non-compliance is found, the architect is given six months to correct any deficiency of completion of the courses or to complete the CEUs.  If the architect fails to do either, referral to the complaint committee for further disciplinary action is the next step in the process.  A monetary fine or complete revocation of license may occur.

HB 779 became law October 1, 2003, making Maryland the 28th state to require mandatory continuing education for renewal or reinstatement of an architect’s license. For more information about CEU audits, please contact Terry White, board secretary, at (410) 230-6261 or by e-mail at



The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ “rolling clock” for the Architect Registration Exam was officially implemented January 1, 2006.  Under terms of the “rolling clock,” candidates for the A.R.E. must pass the nine-division exam within five years.  By establishing this standard, NCARB member boards recognize that the practice of architecture changes over time, so A.R.E. content, format and administration can change over time as well.

According to CLARB, “Requiring that all divisions be passed within a reasonable period will better assure that the A.R.E. remains a valid measure of the level of competence necessary to independently practice architecture.  While some changes may occur within any five-year period, there is a lower likelihood that applicants will be tested under different forms of administration and methodologies than is the case currently with applicants having unlimited time in which to pass all divisions.”

The three basic rules guiding implementation of the rolling clock are:

Applicants who passed no divisions of the A.R.E. by January 1, 2006, shall be governed by the above five-year requirement. The five-year period shall commence on the date when the first passed division is administered.  Adherence to these rules is required for NCARB certification.

The Maryland Board of Architects will consider whether to adopt the "rolling clock" at its March 22 meeting.



The National Council of Architectural Registration Board’s new Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect (BEFA) program will soon be up and running.  BEFA will enable qualified foreign architects to earn NCARB certification.  According to NCARB, “The program marks a major step forward in facilitating architectural practice by foreign architects in the United States.”

Architects applying under the BEFA program must have a minimum of seven years of experience in their country of licensure, must be in responsible control of a comprehensive dossier proving this experience and must also interview with an NCARB committee. Additionally, applicants must show knowledge of U.S. codes and laws.

Foreign architects without such experience who have immigrated to the United States and are practicing here can become NCARB-certified by satisfying the education requirement through an Education Evaluation Services for Architects evaluation and passing the A.R.E.



Julian Francis Abele was one of the major American architects, but he never signed his work, so it was not publicly acknowledged. The reason his signature did not appear is because his firm did not want it known its chief designer was African American. As a result, Abele's name and achievements remain little known today.

Born in Philadelphia in 1881, Abele was educated at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Fine Arts and at L'ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris.  He worked with Horace Trumbauer and Associates in Philadelphia and succeeded Trumbauer as head of the firm. His specialty was modernizing classic architectural forms.

Abele designed some of the nation's great buildings, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Free Library of Philadelphia, Widener Library at Harvard, and the chapel and other major buildings at Duke University. Abele never visited Duke, he didn't join the American Institute of Architects until 1941, and he received no recognition until the Philadelphia Museum of Art honored him in 1982, 100 years after his birth and 40 years following his death. 

Courtesy of the National Organization of Minority Architects, DC Chapter



by Janine S. McDonald

Five professional engineers continuously licensed in the State of Maryland for 50 years or more were presented with certificates at the Third Annual Christie Society Awards Presentation held February 21 at the Engineers Club at the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion in Baltimore.

Christie award recipients Courtney Alvey, Albert Gipe, Robert Davies, Richard Reikenis and Donald Schuerholz were inducted into the Society.  Newly licensed professional engineers were also presented with certificates by members of the Maryland Board for Professional Engineers.

The Christie Society was named in recognition of Professor Alexander Graham Christie, longtime head of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Johns Hopkins University and the first Chairman of the Maryland Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. Christie was also the first person to obtain an engineer’s license in Maryland.

Peter Christie, his son, donated his father’s engineer’s License Certificate No. 1 to the state board, which then presented it to the Engineering Society of Baltimore in 1990, the year the Society was founded to recognize engineers who had maintained their license for 50 years or more.

The event occurred during National Engineers Week, Feb. 19 through Feb. 25.  National Engineers Week was founded in the United States in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers and is subsequently observed by more than 70 engineering societies and over 50 major corporations and government agencies. Maryland began licensing professional engineers in June of 1939.



The Maryland Local Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and the University of Maryland - Baltimore County (UMBC) co-sponsored a Student Forum on Monday, February 20.  The event is held annually by the Maryland Section to bring chemical engineering students together with engineers from industry, consulting, and academia.  The Forum was attended by over 20 AIChE members and more than 60 students from UMBC and Johns Hopkins University.  The evening kicked off with a buffet dinner, which provided the opportunity for informal discussion among the students and engineers.  Following the dinner, a panel of engineers introduced themselves, spoke for 5 to 10 minutes each about their backgrounds and job experience, and then were available for questions.  The panel members included:

The students asked excellent questions that focused on subjects such as the value of a Ph.D. or MBA, the reasons to become licensed as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) and Professional Engineer (PE), and the types of jobs available to graduates with a chemical engineering degree.  They were interested in identifying the types of engineering that are growing, as well as long-term advancement opportunities.

Special thanks go to the faculty and staff of UMBC for their support of the event, as well as student coordinator Heath Miller.  For additional information on this event or the AIChE Maryland Section, please contact Barb Roeper, PE, Vice Chair at 410-329-5150 or by e-mail at




Board member Howard C. “Skip” Harclerode recently spoke about the importance of licensure at two student events. On November 15, 2005, he, Dwight Williams and Laurie Aldape addressed an audience of 100 engineering students at the University of Maryland College Park. The presentation was so well-received that the trio has been invited to repeat it later this year.

The next day, Mr. Harclerode and Ken Guttman, P.E., spoke about the engineering profession as a career to 120 students at the biennial “Career Day” at Loch Raven High School in Towson.  This event provided Mr. Guttman an opportunity to visit his alma mater, from which he graduated in 1987.



ABET, Inc., the recognized accrediting body for college and university programs in engineering, applied science, computing and technology, conferred a President’s Award for Diversity on the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The award acknowledges institutions and programs making outstanding progress towards reaching the diversity goals of the nation’s higher education community, particularly in the disciplines that ABET accredits.

UMBC received the award for producing more minority faculty than any other institution in the United States. Providing faculty from minority communities is critical to the growth of minority representation in colleges and universities.

The University of Texas at San Antonio, Tulane University and Xavier University of Louisiana also received President’s Awards for Diversity from ABET.


By Milena Trust, Assistant Attorney General

On May 12, 2005 the State Board for Professional Engineers heard Case No. 04-PE-03, In the Matter of William H. Smith.  The board charged Mr. Smith with violation of Section 14-502, Business Occupations and Professions Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, which provides:

“Unless authorized under this title to practice engineering without the supervision required under [Section] 14-303 of this title, a person may not represent to the public, by use of a title, including “engineer,” “professional engineer,” “licensed engineer,” or “registered engineer,” by use of the term “engineering” in the name of the person’s business activity, by description of services, methods or procedures, or otherwise, that the person is authorized to practice engineering in this State.”

After considering the evidence presented, the board found Smith guilty.  In the Order, former Chairman Melvin Hotz stated, “By using the ‘P.E.’ designation next to his name, Smith misrepresented his licensing status and types of services he and his firm were authorized to offer. Furthermore, Smith used the term ‘engineering’ in the name of his firm although neither the Respondent nor any one else at the firm was licensed by the board.”

The guilty finding for Smith provides for a civil statutory penalty of $1000.00.


Courtesy of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Reprinted with permission

From the Bronze Age to the Space Age, the contributions of early black inventors, although often overlooked, have significantly improved our everyday lives. A typical invention was that by the son of a slave that paved the way for components critical to space flight, according to John Lienhard, an engineering historian, and host of National Public Radio's Engines of Our Ingenuity.

Engineering achievements are celebrated during National Engineers Week, February 21-27. The event, which coincides with Black History Month, is saluting African-American engineers, their rich past and exciting future.

Norbert Rillieux was born in New Orleans in 1806. His mother was a slave and his father was her master—not an uncommon situation in those days.  Norbert's father freed his mother before the birth and took Norbert as his son.  The boy was extremely bright, so his father sent him off to École Centrale in Paris, where he studied engineering.

He also began working on a problem from Louisiana, Lienhard recounted. "The last thing you do when you make white sugar is to evaporate the water used in the refining process. That extracts a terrible cost in fuel. Norbert Rillieux put his thermodynamic knowledge to work and invented the first multistage evaporator. By evaporating and condensing at successively lower pressures, he used the heat over and over. It was a brilliant idea," Lienhard says.

Rillieux returned to America and patented his machine in 1846. Although his machine revolutionized sugar refining, he never really got proper credit for his invention. Still, at age 75, he patented another process—one that cut the cost of processing sugar beets in half.

Lienhard says that Rillieux's inventions can still be seen in today's technology. "In fact," he explains, "Rillieux's evaporators are used for everything from desalting sea water to recycling processes in space vehicles."

Norbert Rillieux was just one of many African-Americans whose contributions have greatly improved our everyday lives. W. Lincoln ("Linc") Hawkins was another such individual, according to George Campbell, president of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering. In the midst of the Great Depression, orphaned and raised by a sister, Hawkins managed to follow his dream to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he earned a BS in chemical engineering. After receiving an MS from Howard University and PhD from McGill University, he became the first African-American researcher at AT&T Bell Laboratories.

Hawkins' breakthrough achievement was as co-inventor of an additive that stabilizes the plastic protective covering of telephone cables. This technology, Campbell notes, has saved billions of dollars for telephone and power companies around the world and helped to make telephone service both economical and universal. In the course of a career spanning 34 years at Bell Labs, Hawkins was granted 18 US and 129 foreign patents related to the development of environmentally advanced materials for communications equipment. Hawkins, who died in 1992, had been presented with the National Medal of Technology by President Bush earlier that year.

Other notable African- American innovators include Otis Boykin (electronic devices for computers, radios, and TVs), Ozzie Williams (the first air- borne radar beacon), Jan Matzeliger (the shoe lasting machine) and Charles Edward Drew (blood banking). Although we may take them for granted now, all of these innovations have significantly improved our everyday quality of life.

Lienhard is one of 60- plus engineering All-Stars, representing the highest levels of business, government and the arts, who are leading the celebration of National Engineers Week. His program, Engines of Our Ingenuity, which celebrates the history of and achievements in engineering, is broadcast nationwide and available to Public Radio Stations free of charge.

For further information and correspondence on Engines of Our Ingenuity, contact Dr. John Lienhard by e-mail at




The Board of Directors of the National Council for Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ) recently relaxed the fees inactive certificate holders must pay to reinstate their certificates and return to active status.  Previously, individuals were charged $200 to reinstate their certificate in addition to the current year’s record maintenance fees, regardless of the number of years the certificate had lapsed.

The board decided the $200 fee was too harsh a penalty for those individuals who had only missed a few years.  Inactive certificate holders who wish to reinstate their certificate will pay the current record maintenance fee multiplied by the number of years they have been inactive.  NCIDQ hopes its new policy will encourage more professionals to take advantage of the benefits of having an active certificate.

NCIDQ has also announced it has published a new monograph entitled “Creating Sustainable Design.”  The author, interior designer Penny Bonda, offers interior designers a way to stay on top of the emerging field of sustainable design. The self-study monograph suggests that one day, “green design” will be as common as universal design, and codes will direct designers in the right direction.  Until then, interior designers must find ways to achieve common sense environmental solutions in the most practical way possible. The monograph, which comes with a 25-question quiz to return to NCIDQ for credit, is available for $115.  NCIDQ certificate holders receive a 10 percent discount.  For more information, contact NCIDQ Monographs, 1200 18th St., Suite 1001, Washington, DC 20036.




The Council of Landscape Architectural Boards (CLARB) has unveiled the Landscape Architecture Registration Examination Advisory, an interactive online tool where information about a candidate’s education, experience, test section choice and jurisdiction preference determine the registration path for each individual taking the exam. 

“The system provides specific information, personalized for each candidate’s unique situation,” said Valerie Gardner, CLARB’s exam services supervisor.  “It really takes the guesswork and confusion out of the process.”

Early feedback to the L.A.R.E. Advisor has been positive.  One candidate noted, “I wasn’t sure whether I was supposed to sign up with my state board of CLARB for the exam.  The system let me know exactly what I needed to do.  It was easy to use and quickly told me what I needed to know.”

The L.A.R.E. Advisory can be found under the “Examinations-Getting Started” section of the CLARB website at



The Board of Directors of the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards has announced the administration dates of the multiple-choice examination for 2006.  They are April 4-5 and October 3-4.

CLARB also set future L.A.R.E. dates and fees.

The dates for the graphic administration for Sections C and E of the L.A.R.E. are:


            2006 – June 12-13 and December 4-5

            2007 – June 11-12 and December 3-4

            2008 – June 9-10

The exam fees through September 30, 2008 are:

Section A – 2006-$75; 2007-$80; 2008-$85

Section B – 2006-$110; 2007-$115; 2008-$115

Section C – 1006-$245; 2007-$250; 2008-$260

Section D – 2006-$185; 2007-$190; 2008-$195

Section E – 2006-$245; 2007-$250; 2008-$260




Joan Dunne, of Lutherville, is a consumer member of the Maryland Board for Professional Land Surveyors.  Her five-year term expires in 2009.

Ms. Dunne, a graduate of Towson University with a degree in business administration, is currently the Employee Relations Manager at her alma mater.  Prior to assuming her current position, she was a special project coordinator in the University’s Office of the Vice President for Finance and Legislative Liaison.  Ms. Dunne has worked for the state of Maryland for 39 years.



At the November 2005 meeting of the Colonial States Boards of Surveyor Registration (CSBSR) Maryland Board of Professional Land Surveyors member Thomas M. Orisich was elected president for a two-year term.  Mr. Orisich, a Professional Land Surveyor, is senior vice president of the Baltimore-based consulting engineering firm Whitney, Bailey, Cox and Magnani, LLC, and has been a member of the Maryland board since 1999.

CSBSR is a subgroup of the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying and is comprised of members of the Board of Registration from 18 eastern states and the District of Columbia.  It provides a forum for surveyor members of NCEES to discuss their local state survey issues, industry trends, current topics being considered at NCEES and their effects on surveying professionals and licensure.

CSBSR meets during the NCEES annual meeting each fall in conjunction with an exam question writing session.  The exam session helps bolster NCEES’ fundamental and professional surveyor’s exam data banks.  In recent years, CSBSR took the initiative to write questions that could be used by states requiring photogrammetry-specific tests for survey licensure.

Currently, CSBSR, along with support from the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, is the gatekeeper of close to 250 exam items.  The last writing session concentrated on traditional surveying exam questions, and future sessions may be directed to providing a data bank of storm water design and other minor engineering questions that can be used for state-specific exams.



Engineering and Surveying

The engineering and surveying exams were administered October 27-29, 2005 at the Timonium Fairgrounds.  The number of people who sat for each exam follows:

FUNDAMENTALS OF ENGINEERING                                               222

PRINCIPLES & PRACTICE OF ENGINERING                                  222

FUNDAMENTALS OF SURVEYING                                                        7

PRINCIPLES & PRACTICE OF SURVEYING                                       13


            ROAD GRADE AND STORM DRAIN                                        15

            MD LAW AND ETHICS                                                                 17



The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying has approved a list of calculators to be used for the April and October 2006 exam administrations.  The following models are the only calculators that will be permitted in the examination room for the 2006 exams.

Hewlett Packard – HP 9s, HP 30s, and HP 33s
Casio – FX 115 ES, FX 115 MS, FX 115 MS Plus (Note:  FX 115 ES and MS models with an SR designation are also allowed.)
Texas Instruments – TI 30XA (or TI 30Xa), TI 30X IIS and TI 30X IIB
Texas Instruments – TI 36X Solar

Each year, NCEES reviews and revises the approved calculator list and then announces the updated list by November 15.



The State Board for Professional Engineers has received this letter from Donald P. Wenzel:

“I was honored to sit for the PE-Electrical Exam on October 28, 2005.  I would just like to take a moment and thank the board for allowing me the opportunity and privilege of taking the exam.

And to provide you with some feedback on the proctors during the PE Exam:

In my opinion the proctors deserve recognition for all their professionalism during the exam.  They answered all my questions and provided exceptional service before/during the examination process.”

Approximately 75 individuals serve as proctors during the course of the examination.


By Milena Trust, Assistant Attorney General

The Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards presented its 30th Annual FARB Forum February 3 – 5, 2006.  The topics discussed at the Forum ranged from boards’ governance of employment issues for board employees to the roles of boards’ members. Other topics of interest included: open/closed sessions, unlicensed practice issues, sanctions available to the boards and new legislation affecting regulatory boards throughout the country.

One of the most active discussions centered on the advantages and disadvantages of larger, policy-making, strategy-oriented boards versus smaller, pro-active, working boards.  The groups also discussed at length appointment processes and participation by the consumer members.

A subject of rigorous discussions was the issue of board member recusals and the importance of board member training in ethics. In some areas boards go as far as requiring written statements of recusal from the board members, mandate appropriate delegation of authority to staff members and determine if effective screening processes are in place. At this time of year, when essentially all design boards are going through the appointment or reappointment process of board members, the presentation was relevant to ethics issues faced by boards throughout the country.

One other topic of interest at the meeting was discussion of licenses issued in error.  The delegates discussed case law from different states such as Illinois, Alabama, and Iowa, where the administrative agency after appropriate hearings was justified in revoking licenses issued in error. The action ensured only qualified persons were licensed to practice a particular profession.  There were numerous other discussions regarding the board responsibilities to address errors expeditiously, diligently and fairly, especially when the license was issued as a result of staff error.

Other presentations included an assessment of the bases of complaints and discussions of unlicensed practice issues and available sanctions as well as updates regarding the new legislation and regulations affecting states’ regulatory boards.  In addition, participants had the opportunity to discuss some of the issues of mutual interest in smaller group sessions by participating in roundtable discussions.









Wed 3/22/06

9:30 a.m.

500 North Calvert Street,

Baltimore, MD 21202

Third Floor Conference Room

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Certified Interior Designers

Wed 5/10/06

10:00 a.m.

500 North Calvert Street,

Baltimore, MD 21202

Second Floor Conference Room

Wed 9/13/06

Thurs 11/9/06

Land Surveyors

Wed 4/5/06

9:30 a.m.

500 North Calvert Street,

Baltimore, MD 21202

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Wed 6/7/06

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Landscape Architects

Thurs 3/23/06

2:00 p.m.

500 North Calvert Street,

Baltimore, MD 21202

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Thurs 6/29/06

Thurs 9/28/06

Professional Engineers

Thurs 4/13/06

9:00 a.m.

500 North Calvert Street,

Baltimore, MD 21202

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Thurs 6/8/06

Thurs 7/13/06

Thurs 8/10/06

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Thurs 12/14/06

Joint Chairs Annual Meeting

Tues 6/6/06

1:30 p.m.

500 North Calvert Street,

Baltimore, MD 21202

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Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation
Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
500 North Calvert Street, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, Maryland, 21202

Joe Sliwka, Acting Commissioner
Harry Loleas, Deputy Commissioner

Thomas L. Woods, Executive Director
Pamela Edwards, Assistant Executive Director
fax 410-333-0021

By Design
Liz Williams,
Linda Sherman, Editor

Contributing Writers: Charles Maloy, Steve Parker, Skip Harclerode,
Mike Howard,
Pamela Edwards, Harry Loleas, Janine S. McDonald,
Greg Safko, Linda Sherman, Milena Trust, Thomas L. Woods


State Board of Architects
Stephen L. Parker, Chair, Architect,
Montgomery County
Donald Ratcliffe, Architect, Baltimore County
Diane Cho, Architect, Baltimore City
Gary A. Bowden, Architect, Baltimore City
R. Glen Stephens, Architect, Howard County
Gary Ey, Consumer Member, Harford County
Juan Torrico, Consumer Member, Baltimore County

Terry White, Executive Secretary

State Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects

Charles Bailey, Chair, Landscape Architect,
Howard County
Michael Fisher, Landscape Architect, Harford County
Liling T. Tien, Landscape Architect, Baltimore County
Evonne Caison, Consumer Member, Prince George's County
Ralph E. Reisler, Consumer Member, Cecil County

Mrs. Deborah Evans, Executive Secretary

State Board for Professional Land Surveyors

Charles Maloy Ed.D, Chair, Consumer Member, Baltimore County
Daniel P. Lavelle, Land Surveyor, Frederick County
Joan G. Dunne, Consumer Member, Baltimore County

John V. Mettee, III, Land Surveyor, Harford County
Thomas M. Orisich, Land Surveyor,
Baltimore County
Donald J. Ocker, Property Line Surveyor,
St. Mary's County

Mrs. Deborah Evans, Executive Secretary

State Board for Professional Engineers

Eugene C. Harvey, P.E., Chairman, Civil Engineer  Member, Anne Arundel County
Pastor Farinas, P.E., Electrical Engineer Member, Montgomery County
Sandra J. Murphy, Consumer Member, Prince George's County
Sallye E. Perrin, P.E., Civil Engineer Member, Baltimore City
H.C. Harclerode II, P.E., Chemical Engineer Member, Baltimore County
Alison Hunt, P.E., Mechanical Engineer Member, Baltimore City
Rosalind L. Yee, Consumer Member,
Anne Arundel County

Dorothy Matricciani, Executive Secretary

State Board for Certified Interior Designers

Carol Doering, Chair, Certified Interior Designer
Teri Bennett, Certified Interior Designer, Baltimore
Carla K. Viar, Certified Interior Designer, Washington County
Diane Gordy, Certified Interior Designer, Montgomery County
Scott A. McGovern, Licensed Architect, Baltimore County

Ellen Schofield, Certified Interior Designer
Vacancy, Consumer Member
Janis Daniels
, Executive Secretary