By Design

Spring 2012  

Message From the Executive Director

Pam EdwardsThe 2012 session of the Maryland General Assembly was an active one for the Maryland Design Boards. We are especially pleased that the Design Boards joint special fund was continued permanently.

Extraordinary outreach efforts and communication with our partners in the counties and municipalities have produced positive results. Through the efforts of the joint chairs, the Severn River Commission will now allow professional land surveyors and landscape architects to certify sediment and erosion control plans in the State's Severn River watershed. Also, the joint chairs and representatives from Baltimore City held several meetings which helped the Department of Housing stay on schedule to implement an electronic transmittal process for submission of plans associated building permits. A meeting with a local county permits official, Chair of the Land Surveyors' Board, and Milena Trust, board counsel was successful in modifying the county's procedures for accepting right-of-way plats. Finally, the Surveyors' Board also communicated with counties and municipalities on the issue of who is authorized to prepare stormwater management plans.  

I'm also pleased to report that we're continuing to make more resources available to our clients on our webpages. Applicants can now apply for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam online, and for the first time ever, applicants for the landscape architecture examination or licensure by reciprocity can download an application from the webpage.

Have an enjoyable summer!



Sunset Review Spurs Positive Legislative Changes for all Design Boards

In the Maryland General Assembly's 2012 Session, a particularly noteworthy piece of legislation that passed was HB 74---- Sunset Provisions and Program Evaluation. The bill was introduced by the Maryland Department of Legislative Services (DLS) based on recommendations in the Sunset Report of the State Board of Certified Interior Designers. As part of those recommendations, DLS advocated that the Design Boards' joint special fund be continued permanently.

The successful passage of the bill guaranteed the existence of the Interior Designers' Board for another ten years in accordance with the Maryland Program Evaluation Act. Also, it favorably impacted all five design boards because it repealed termination provisions for the special fund that the boards use collectively for operating expenses, and allowed for the permanent fee-setting authority of all five boards. The existence of the special fund allows the boards to equalize and stabilize fees among the five professions, so that no one group of licensees pays substantially more for their licenses than other related design professionals in the State. If the fund were left to expire, all five of the design boards would have reverted to being part of a general fund in FY2014, to the detriment of licensees as well as the boards' staffing, services and expenditures.

The new termination date for the State Board of Certified Interior Designers is July 1, 2024, with the next evaluation set to be completed by July 1, 2023. The bill takes effect July 1, 2012.
City Building Permit Process Now Electronic

The Baltimore City Department of Housing has announced the launch of a new system that will allow plans and construction documents associated with building permit applications in Baltimore City to be submitted, reviewed, and tracked online.
Through an Innovation Grant awarded by the Bureau of Budget and Management Research to the agency in 2011, Baltimore Housing has worked to develop a cutting-edge electronic plans review system. This system allows Baltimore's Plans Examining staff to use an online portal to accept and review the documents associated with the nearly 2,000 building permit applications that require plan submittal each year.
Building permit applicants are now able to upload construction documents and plans through a secure web-based system. When all Departments have authorized approval of the plans, the applicant is required to download and print the "SIGNATURE READY SET" which must be signed and sealed and returned in hard copy to the Plans Examining Office.
The procedure for submitting Over-the-Counter Building Permit applications (i.e. those that do not require the submittal of construction drawings) will continue to follow the current application procedures.  A list of permit types that will require construction documents and will follow the new online process is available on the Baltimore Housing website.
The Department of Housing expects that the new E-Plans system will reduce the amount of time between plan submission and final approval and help users easily track their documents online as they make their way through the review process. The system will also reduce paper waste and printing costs for applicants, and put Baltimore City at the forefront of building permit review and approval processes in Maryland and across the country.
As of June 1, 2012, Plans Examining began accepting all plans associated with Building Permits applications electronically. For more information about accessing Baltimore Housing's E-Plans system or to access one of their upcoming E-Plans webinars, visit
Three Boards Affect Policy Change in Severn River Watershed

In the last issue of By Design, Chris Schein, Chair, State Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects, reported on a discrepancy between two State laws that effectively prevented licensed landscape architects and land surveyors from certifying sediment and erosion control plans within Maryland's Severn River watershed. Although both professions are authorized by their respective licensing statutes to perform those services, an older section of Maryland's Environment Article designated the services to be exclusively under the purview of professional engineers.

All three of the affected design boards, in concert with the staff of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR), examined the statutory discrepancy and how it affected the policy decisions that were being made about work within the watershed. After careful consideration, all boards came to a unified conclusion: Sediment and erosion control plans are well within the scope of practice of licensed land surveyors and landscape architects, not just professional engineers. The three boards worked together to appeal to the watershed's local authority, the Severn River Commission (SRC). DLLR staff later sent supporting documentation on the educational, work experience, and examination requirements of landscape architects and land surveyors as it relates to grading, drainage and stormwater management.

As a result of the design boards' joint efforts, the Severn River Commission ultimately agreed with them and DLLR. Executive Director Pamela Edwards received a letter of confirmation from Lina Vlavianos, Chair of the SRC, dated February 6, 2012. In her letter, she stated, "Having reviewed the additional information provided, the Severn River Commission withdraws its previous reservations regarding certification of silt and erosion control plans by professional land surveyors and licensed landscape architects."
2012 Session
The Design Boards Gathered in Annapolis to Testify Before the Maryland General Assembly

Pictured from Left: Chris Schein, ASLA, Chair, State Board of Examiners of
Landscape Architects
, Executive Director Pamela Edwards,
John V. Mettee III, Prof. LS, Chair, State Board for Professional
Land Surveyors, and Paul R. Edmeades, AIA, State Board of Architects

NCEES Exam Changes to Come in April 2013

Land surveying and professional engineering exam candidates will see significant changes to several National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) exams beginning with the April 2013 exam administration. NCEES recently announced the changes to member boards, and offered a schedule for posting candidate  information as the testing window approaches.

Exam candidates for professional land surveying will be taking the Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) exam in a closed-book format beginning in April 2013. The only references allowed at the exam site will be the NCEES-supplied reference material in the exam book, similar to the way the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam is administered now. The new specifications will be posted on NCEES's website after the October 2012 exam. Additionally, an updated edition of the NCEES PS Sample Questions and Solutions will be available for purchase in November 2012.

Exam candidates for engineering will see changes to two exams and will be offered the opportunity to take a newly-created exam beginning in April 2013. NCEES will permanently move the PE Industrial exam to an April administration from the traditional fall testing window. The exam will have new specifications that are now posted on the NCEES website. Study materials will be published in October 2012, after the last fall administration of the exam.

The PE Civil exam will be changing, as well. Beginning in April 2013, the exam will have revised design standards for the Construction, Civil Structural and Transportation modules. The revised standards will be posted on the NCEES website after the October 2012 administration date.

NCEES will be introducing a new yearly exam to be offered for the first time in April 2013. Registration for the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) Software Engineering exam will open in mid-December 2012. The exam specifications are available at and the study materials will be published by the sponsoring technical society (IEEE-USA) later this year.

If candidates wish to take the exams before the changes are implemented, they should register for the October 2012 administration dates. The registration period for October exams opened June 15, 2012 and runs through September 6, 2012.



NCEES Judges Emphasize Surveying Practices at Future City Competition
From NCEES Licensure Exchange, April 2012

Future City Competition
Future City judge Thomas Orisich, Prof. LS, (back row, right) presents the Best Land Surveying Practices Award to the team from St. John Lutheran School in Rochester, Michigan. Photo Courtesy KRR Photography
At the Future City national finals, held February 18-22 in Crystal City, Virginia, NCEES Past President Martin Pedersen, P.L.S., and EPS Committee chair Thomas Orisich, Prof. LS, were on hand to check the surveying of tomorrow's cities. The two judged the Best Land Surveying Practices award, which is sponsored by NCEES, and also participated in preliminary judging of the model and presentation portion on the competition.

The National Engineers Week Future City Competition challenges middle school teams to design their vision of the city of tomorrow. This year's theme, Fuel Your Future: Imagine New Ways to Meet Our Energy Needs and Maintain a Healthy Planet, asked students to design a method of providing electricity for a future city using an energy source that does not deplete natural resources and has limited impact on the environment. St. Mary Parish School of Hales Corners, Wisconsin, took first place in the national competition. St. John Lutheran School from Rochester, Michigan, received the Best Land Surveying Practices award.

Orisich, a first-time judge for the competition, was impressed with St. John Lutheran School's use of surveying technology to protect their city: "They designed a tower device that would constantly monitor their city's buildings and infrastructure for any seismic movement or other failures---- a kind of futuristic, real-time GIS."

More information on the 2012 winners is available at
Board Addresses Surveying Professions and Stormwater Management Plans

In the past several months, the State Board for Professional Land Surveyors has received numerous inquiries seeking guidance about whether the preparation of stormwater management plans and/or road grade and storm drain plans falls within the scope of license of a property line surveyor or a professional land surveyor. In April 2012, the Board sent letters to Maryland counties and municipalities in an effort to clear up any confusion on the matter. John V. Mettee III, Prof. LS, Chair, State Board for Professional Land Surveyors wrote,

"When defining the term 'practice property line surveying,' Section 15-101(i) of the Business Occupations and Professions Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, specifically excludes from the definition the preparation and design of plans for '(1) road and street grades; (2) sediment and erosion control measures; (3) nonpressurized closed storm drainage and stormwater management systems; and (4) open conduit storm drainage and stormwater management systems.' Therefore, it is clear from this statutory provision that the performance of services described above is outside the scope of practice of a property line surveyor, but is within the scope of practice of a professional land surveyor."

The Board welcomes any further inquiries to clarify the scope of surveying licenses in relation to this or any other practice concern. Please contact Executive Director Pamela Edwards with any questions.
Continuing Professional Competency Regulations Adopted

On March 7, 2012, the Maryland Board for Professional Land Surveyors took final action to adopt revisions to the continuing professional competency (CPC) regulations that have been in effect in Maryland since 2003. The revisions were a result of the Board's periodic review of regulations, and the changes were aimed at improving, clarifying and further defining the intent of the existing CPC regulations. Both the content areas and the methods of delivery of qualified educational activities have been expanded.

Notable changes include decreasing the number of credits for publication of a paper or book on a land surveying subject. A paper now earns two CPC units instead of five, and a book earns eight instead of 24. Also, the regulations now allow Category B credit for certain unstructured activities. The complete set of revised CPC regulations can be found online. See COMAR

Renewing Maryland land surveyors and property line surveyors should download a CPC worksheet from the Board's website to help maintain accurate records of earned CPC units per biennial renewal term. A current list of approved course providers is also available on the site.



Fully Computer-Based L.A.R.E. Set to Debut

With the June administration of the Landscape Architect Registration Examination (L.A.R.E.), the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB) will have completed its final offering of the exam in its current format. The exam will now only be offered in its newly-structured, fully computerized format.

CLARB has been advising candidates about the change through various means of outreach, hoping to encourage candidates to complete Sections C and D in order to get credit for the new format's Section 3, and to complete Sections D and E to get credit for the new Section 4. A breakdown of the restructuring of sections can be found here.

Registration is open on the CLARB website for the September 2012 administration of Sections 1 and 2 of the new L.A.R.E. In September, candidates will be able to register on the site for the December 2012 administration of Sections 3 and 4. Practice tests, samples and other exam resources will be made available on the site prior to the opening of registration for the exams.



Legislative Forum Held

On June 14, 2012, the Maryland Board for Professional Engineers held an open forum to discuss the following issues:
  1. Eliminating a current statutory provision that allows candidates to review failed exam questions in light of the implementation of computer-based testing,

  2. Requiring business entities that provide engineering services to obtain a permit issued by the Board; establishing certain qualifications, application requirements, and fees, and establishing the scope of the engineering firm permit; and

  3. Eliminating or modifying current statutory provisions that enable individuals to qualify for the professional engineering exam without a degree.
The forum was held in the Second Floor Conference Room at the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, 500 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. There were 12 people in attendance to address the board. During the forum, attendees had the opportunity to participate in a discussion of the above issues and to explore the feasibility of future legislative proposals addressing them. Due to time constraints and the breadth of the issues involved, the Board scheduled a second forum to continue the discussion. The next forum will take place in DLLR's Second Floor Conference Room on August 9, 2012 at 11 a.m. Please contact Executive Director Pamela Edwards if you would like to attend.
Christie Society Honors Inveterate Engineers at Awards Night

MSPE Awards
Christie Award Recipient James M. Nichols and Howard (Skip) Harclerode II, P.E.
Photo Courtesy Michael Stavrinos

The Maryland Society of Professional Engineers (MDSPE) held its Professional Engineers Award Night at The Engineers Club in Baltimore on March 29, 2012. The biannual event welcomes newly-licensed engineers to the profession and honors other Maryland engineers for exemplary service and dedication to the profession. The Christie Awards were presented to 33 Maryland professional engineers who were recognized for maintaining their licenses for a period of 50 years. Howard (Skip) Harclerode II, P.E., Chair, State Board for Professional Engineers presented the Christie Awards to the recipients. The Keynote Speaker for the event was the Honorable Peter Franchot, Maryland Comptroller.

The Board would like to congratulate the 2012 Christie Awards recipients:
Christie recipients
Professional Competency Requirements Begin

The phase-in dates for Maryland professional engineers' professional competency requirements (CPC) will begin later this year on October 1, 2012. See COMAR for the full set of the regulations that became effective on July 11, 2011.

If your renewal date is on or before September 30, 2012 you do not have to complete any professional development hours (PDHs) as a condition of renewal. If a license expires between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013, the licensee is required to report 12 PDH units---- with a minimum of 9 PDH units in Category A programs, and a maximum of 3 PDH units in Category B programs.

If a license expires on or after October 1, 2013, the licensee is required to report 24 PDH units ---- with a minimum of 18 PDH units in Category A programs, including a minimum of 1 PDH unit in content areas related to the standards of practice or care, laws and regulations applicable to the practice of engineering in Maryland, or professional engineering ethics; and a maximum of 6 PDH units in Category B programs.

Two forms are available on the Board's website to assist licensees in maintaining accurate records. The Reporting Form should be used to record all PDH units per biennial renewal term. In cases where a course provider does not supply a PDH form or a record of an outcome measure, or an activity is offered by a provider described in .08 B(2) of the Regulations, licensees should use the Assessment Form instead. The records must be maintained for at least 4 years from the date of the completion of the qualifying program. The following providers are considered to be pre-authorized providers:
  1. National (ABET/EAC), regional, or State accredited academic institutions;
  2. National, State or regional engineering professional or technical societies or organizations;
  3. National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES);
  4. American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC);
  5. International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET); 
  6. Entities currently certified as approved providers by the pre-authorized providers listed above; and
  7. Other entities that have been approved by the Board.

After September 30, look for changes to the content and layout of the renewal screens on the Board's website. You will be asked to enter the number of credit hours in each category, and the computer will calculate your carry-forward hours, if any. The Board will implement the process of random audits to coincide with the October 1, 2012 CPC start date. Ten percent of all renewal applications will be selected for audit and asked to submit supporting documentation to verify compliance with the new regulations.



Continuing Competency Now to be
Promulgated Through Regulation

On April 10, 2012, Governor Martin O'Malley signed Senate Bill 109 into law, enabling the Maryland State Board of Architects to adopt continuing professional competency regulations more in line with national standards. Maryland has had a continuing education requirement for architects in place since 2003, but the guidelines have been codified in statute, so any needed changes have meant amending the law through the legislative process. That process made it cumbersome for Maryland to keep up with evolving continuing education standards recommended by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) model law.

Now that continuing professional competency can be evaluated and measured via regulation, the Board can implement changes suggested by NCARB, thereby facilitating reciprocity between Maryland and the other 53 U.S. member jurisdictions. In addition to bolstering reciprocity, the Board expects to be able to adopt standards more quickly as technology and practice issues advance.

The Board has created a working group to draft continuing competency regulations that will be in place by October 1, 2012 when the new law takes effect. Maryland Board of Architects member Stephen Parker, AIA, LEED AP has been designated chair of the committee. Other members include board members Paul Edmeades, AIA and Gary Bowden FAIA, two representatives from the American Institute of Architects, David Recchia, AIA and Chris Parts, AIA and Assistant Attorney General Milena Trust, Esq.
In This Issue
Sunset Review Spurs Positive Changes
Building Permit Process in City
New Policy in Severn River Watershed
NCEES Exam Changes
Future City Competition
Stormwater Management Plans
CPC Requirements for Land Surveyors
L.A.R.E. Set to Debut
Legislative Forum Held
Christie Society Honors Engineers
CPC Requirements for Engineers
CPC Requirements for Architects
Federal Engineer of the Year Named
Clarifying Right-of-Way Plats
Computer-Based Format for Exams
FE Application Now Online
Boards' Disciplinary Actions
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Leadership Change at the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

Scott Jensen

Governor Martin O'Malley named Scott R. Jensen as Interim Secretary of DLLR in May 2012. Since January 2012, Jensen has served as Deputy Secretary under former DLLR Secretary Alexander M. Sanchez, who left to join the office of Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as Chief of Staff.

Jensen has previously served with former DLLR Secretary Thomas E. Perez as a Special Assistant, where he led the expansion of unemployment insurance benefits to part-time workers, spearheaded the Workplace Fraud Act of 2009 that addresses the misclassification of employees as independent contractors, and coordinated the alignment of adult and correctional education with the workforce development system. Jensen holds a bachelor's in history from Illinois State University and a master's in liberal education ("Great Books") from St. John's College.
NRC Advisor Named Federal Engineer of the Year

Reprinted from the April 2012 issue of PE magazine, published by the National Society of Professional Engineers


Steven Arndt
Steven Arndt, P.E., Ph.D., Vice Chair, Maryland Board for Professional Engineers, receives the 2012 Federal Engineer of the Year award from NSPE President Chris Stone. Arndt works with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and helped lead the American response to the Fukushima Daiichi disaster.
Photo by Tkatch Photography

Professional Engineer Steven Arndt, who was part of the U.S. government response team after the Fukushima Daiichi disaster and helped develop guidance for the use of digital systems at U.S. nuclear plants, has been named NSPE's 2012 Federal Engineer of the Year.
Arndt, a senior technical advisor with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, says winning the award is a way to highlight the important work professional engineers---- especially those who work for the federal government---- do for the country and community.
"It's an incredible honor. I'm really surprised, and I really appreciate the NSPE for honoring me in this way. It's very prestigious, it's something that's very important to help educate the community in what federal engineers do," Arndt said after the award announcement.
David Skeen, director of the commission's Japan Lessons-Learned Project Directorate and who represented the NRC at the award ceremony, said Arndt represents a fine example of the motivation and tenacity at the NRC.
"The NRC has a reputation as one of the most technically competent nuclear regulatory authorities in the world, and I think Dr. Arndt exemplifies the type of engineers that work at the NRC.
"He is very deserving of this award," Skeen added.
Arndt, from Damascus, Maryland, and nine finalists attended NSPE's annual awards ceremony at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Keynote speaker U.S. Rep. David McKinley, P.E., (R-WV), told attendees that PEs had a responsibility to play a role in their government, whether it's at the local or national levels.
"You as engineers, you're the leaders," he said. "You're going to be the people who're going to lead our nation; you're going to keep pushing it. And I want you to get the next generation to do the same thing."
Boards Clarify Scopes of Licenses for Right-of-Way Plats

The Maryland Design Boards are often called upon to render decisions about issues surrounding permissible overlaps and cross-scope activities among various design professions. Frequently, the issues they are asked to consider come from local government officials who are charged with reconciling local and state codes in their review of plans and documents.

It recently came to the attention of the State Board for Professional Land Surveyors and the State Board for Professional Engineers that there was an overlapping practice issue in Baltimore County involving right-of-way plats. Code officials questioned whether or not the plats should be signed and sealed by professional engineers, professional land surveyors or property line surveyors.

Both boards discussed the scopes of licenses at their board meetings in March 2012. After careful consideration, they were in agreement that the preparation of right-of-way plats falls within the exclusive scope of the property line and professional land surveyor's license. Md. Code Ann., Bus. Occ. And Prof. §15-101(h) (2012) states within the very definition of land surveying:

"'Practice land surveying' means... the platting or replatting, establishing or reestablishing, locating or relocating, or setting or resetting the monumentation for boundaries of real property, easements, or rights-of-way"

The same statutory authority also includes within the definition of land surveying "platting, layout, and preparation of surveys, plats, plans, and drawings, including... right-of-way and easement plats" within the scope of the surveyor's license. Further, the specific requirements for the preparation of right-of-way plats are addressed by regulation in the Minimum Standards of Practice for property line and professional land surveyors. See COMAR

After both boards expressed their unanimous opinion to the County, they received assurance that code officials would change their current policy to limit the acceptance of right-of-way plats to those prepared solely by licensed Maryland surveyors.
Board Updates

Board of Architects


Gary Ey, Consumer Member of the State Board of Architects, stepped down from the Board in April 2012 after serving nine years. We thank him for his exemplary service and dedication to the Board, licensees and the citizens of Maryland.
Exams Switch to Computer-Based Format

Professional engineering and land surveying exam candidates, mark your calendars! The final paper-and-pencil examinations for Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) will be administered in October 2013. After that date, both exams will switch to a fully computer-based testing format. The first administration of the new exams will be January 2014 at Pearson Vue testing centers around Maryland. The fees for the FE and FS will be $250, which will include the cost of administering the exams.
FE Application Now Online

First-time candidates for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam can now complete their applications online. To access the online application, click here.
Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation

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Baltimore, Maryland 21202 


Harry Loleas, Commissioner

Pamela Edwards,  

Executive Director 


Fax 410-333-0021

Janet Morgan, Outreach Coordinator

State Board for Professional Land Surveyors


Email the Board for Professional Land Surveyors


John V. Mettee III, Chair, Land Surveyor, Harford County

John Jensen, Consumer Member, Harford County

Daniel P. Lavelle, Land Surveyor, Frederick County

Donald J. Ocker, Property Line Surveyor, St. Mary's County

Thomas M. Orisich, Land Surveyor, Baltimore County

Vacant, Consumer Member

Deborah Heil, Administrative Secretary

State Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects


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Christopher Schein, Chair, Landscape Architect,  

Anne Arundel County

Charlie Adams, Landscape Architect, Baltimore County

Lisa Keir, Consumer Member, Baltimore County

Beatrice Odom Scott, Consumer Member, Baltimore City

Jeanette Stern-Tansey, Landscape Architect,  

Baltimore County

Deborah Heil, Administrative Secretary

State Board for Professional Engineers


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Howard (Skip) Harclerode II, P.E., Chair, Chemical Engineer, Baltimore County

Steven A. Arndt, Ph.D., P.E., Vice Chair, Mechanical Engineer, Montgomery County

Pastor Farinas, P.E.,  

Electrical Engineer,  

Montgomery County

David G. Mongan, P.E.,  

Civil Engineer, Carroll County

Sandra J. Murphy, Consumer Member, Baltimore City 

Sallye E. Perrin, P.E.,  

Civil Engineer, Baltimore City

Rosalind L. Yee, Consumer Member, Anne Arundel County

Ruby Courtney, Administrative Secretary

Roberta Watson, Office Secretary  

State Board of Architects 


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Diane Cho, Chair, Architect, Baltimore County

Gary A. Bowden, Architect, Baltimore City

Paul R. Edmeades, Architect, Harford County

Vacant, Consumer Member

William N. Parham Jr., Consumer Member,  

Anne Arundel County

Stephen L. Parker, Architect, Montgomery County

Magda Westerhout, Architect, Baltimore City

Terry White, Administrative Secretary

State Board of Certified Interior Designers


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Vacant, Chair, Certified Interior Designer

Carla K. Viar, Vice Chair, Certified Interior Designer, Washington County  

Robyn Dubick, Certified Interior Designer, Howard County

H. Christine Pirrung, Consumer Member, Anne Arundel County

Barbara Portnoy, Certified Interior Designer,  

Baltimore County

Karen Zopf, Certified Interior Designer, Baltimore County

Vacant, Architect

Janis Daniels, Administrative Secretary

Disciplinary Actions Taken by the Design Boards

Board for Professional



05-PE-17 - Antoine R. Foy was found guilty by the District Court for Howard County---- Criminal System for violation of §14-502, Business Occupations and Professions Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, for misrepresenting to the public that he was authorized to practice engineering in the State of Maryland. 


The Court sentenced him to six months incarceration, all but six weekends suspended, one year  unsupervised probation, and ordered $425 in restitution and a fine of $500, reduced to $100 by the Court.