(see also Continuing Education)


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California

  Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture and Environmental Design, June, 1977
  SCARAB Honorary Architectural Society


  05/1981 California Architect License Number: C11946
  10/1992 National Council of Architectual Registration Boards (NCARB) Certificate Number: 43,061
  11/1994 California Association of Building Energy Consultants, Certified Energy Analyst RES-99-1018 & NRE-94-1001
  11/1994 California Building Codes Institute Certified Energy Plans Examiner.
  02/1995 Registered Post Earthquake Disaster Assistance Evaluator, Officer of Emergency Services, State of California No. SA-1436
  12/1998 Certified Basic Commercial and Construction Arbitrator, Institute of Construction Management, LLC.
  05/1999 Certified Basic Commercial and Construction Mediator, Institute of Construction Management, LLC.
  05/2000 Certified Dispute Review Board Panelist, Institute of Construction Management, LLC.

FEMA Disaster Assessment Training and Certification, ID No. 21726 ASHI / CREIA Parr Inspections



USGBC, LEED Accredited Professional


  American Bar Association (ABA) - Associate Member #67026941
  American Institute of Architects (AIA) - Architect Member
  American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI)
  Arbitration Mediation & Conciliation Center (AMCC) -- Arbitrator, Contractors State Licensing Board (CSLB), Arbitration Program
  ArbitrationWorks - Panelist
  Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) - Member ID #81794
  California Association of Building Energy Consultants (CABEC) - Principal Member
  California Real Estate Inspection Association (CREIA)
  Construction Arbitration Services - Panel Member

Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) - Professional Member ID Number #1339707

  DeMars & Associates, Ltd. - Panel Member Consumer Arbitration Program (CAP) for Home Warranty Disputes
  Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA)
  International Code Council (ICC) formerly International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) - Professional Member ID #0355991
  Institute for Conflict Management (ICM) - Panelist - Associate Member
  National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) - Member

National Trust for Historic Preservation -- Association Member ID Number #054124292


  6/1984-1/1993 City of Pleasant Hill, Architectural Review Commission
  5/1986-6/1991 Member, City of Pleasant Hill, City Hall Offices Task Force
  6/1991 Graduate / Leadership Contra Costa
  3/1989-12/1992 Ambassador, Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce
  11/1990-11/1994 Board of Directors, Family Stress Center, Concord, CA
  3/1994-1998 Board of Directors, Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce
  3/1995-3/1996 Vice President / Member Services, Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce
  6/1995 Recipient of Business - Education Partnership Award
  2/1996-5/2001 Board of Directors, Lindsay Wildlife Museum, Past Vice President
  2/1999-8/2001 Board of Directors, Walnut Creek Downtown Business Association
  5/2001-1/2002 North/South Riverfront Design Guidelines Task Force, Napa, CA
  5/2004-2007 City of Napa, Delevopment Advisory Committee
  8/2004-Present Commissioner City of Walnut Creek, Design Review Commission
  8/2004-2006 City of Walnut Creek, General Plan Steering Committee


3/1987-Present Architectural Network, Inc. Position: President
8/1985-3/1987 Architectural Interiors Collaborative. Position: Vice President / Director of Architecture
7/1983-8/1985 Jacobs Architects (Jacobs Engineering Group) Position: Project Architect / Manager
10/1982-7/1983 Havlik/Hughes/Gilliland. Position: Associate Architect
3/1978-9/1982 Garcia Architects. Position: Project Manager

Arendt/Mosher/Grant/Pedersen/Phillips. Position: Draftsman, Job Captain.


  Office, Retail, Medical, Dental, Elderly care Facilities, Dental, Financial Institutions, Government Offices, Educational, Recreational, Entertainment, Multi- and Single Family Residential, Condominiums, Restaurants, Supermarkets, Country Clubs, Research Laboratories, Computer Facilities, and Light Industrial projects.


  Contractors State License Board (CSLB) Industry Specific Training Course. Arbitration/Works and CSLB. February, 2002
  California Construction Law: Can This Job Be Saved? Risk management Strategies for Project Completion and Litigation Avoidance. April, 2002.
Innovative Client Intake and Caucus Strategies. March, 2003.
The Role of Consultants in Mediation. March, 2003.
Effectively Presenting Construction Cases in Arbitration. March, 2003.
Dispute Avoidance and Early Resolution of Construction Disputes. March, 2003.
  Advanced Mediation: When the Going Gets Tough. March, 2003.
California Law for Design Professionals, July 2003
  Contractors State License Board Training, October 2003
  Arbitration Training Institute, May, 2004, ABA, Golden Gate University School of Law, College of Commercial Arbitrators.
  Contractors State License Board Training, AMCC and CSLB. August, 2004
  Advance Commercial Arbitration Training, Institute for Conflict Management, LLC, AMCC and CSLB. May, 2005.


  Mr. Lopez has been involved in numerous cases including but not limited to the following:
  Design and Construction Defects, Water Intrusion, Professional Negligence, ADA/Disabled Access, Landlord Misrepresentation, Structural Failure, Sub-Contractor Scope of Work, Defective Concrete, Sub-Standard Finish Work, Change Orders, Delays, Architect and Contractor Standards of Care, Non-Payment, Rentable Area Misrepresentation, Building Code Violations, Materials Handling, Concrete Workmanship, Stucco, Pools, and Landscaping.
Mr. Lopez has participated in cases involving Building Owners, Homeowners, Developers, Tenants, Contractors, Sub-Contractors, Suppliers/Vendors, Architects, Landscape Designers, Property Managers and Engineers.
As an Arbitrator, Mr. Lopez has presided over 250 construction dispute cases.