California Architects

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2020 Edition, Issue 1


A Publication of the California Architects Board ■ Public Protection Through Examination, Licensure, and Regulation

New Board Members

In December 2019, the California Architects Board (Board) swore in two new Governor-appointed members.

Malcom “Brett” Gladstone
Malclom “Brett” Gladstone

Malclom “Brett” Gladstone is the Board’s new public member. Brett is Of Counsel with Goldstein, Gellman, Melbostad, Harris & McSparran LLP in San Francisco. He focuses his practice on land use law and real estate transactions. Brett represents investors, developers, and government entities in land-use proceedings and CEQA compliance with respect to residential and mixed use development throughout the Bay Area. He makes regular appearances before Bay Area Planning Commissions, City Councils, Boards of Supervisors, and landmark preservation boards. Brett lectures on a variety of topics, including development entitlements, condominium law, and planned developments.

Brett also serves on the Board’s Professional Qualifications Committee. Brett was appointed to fulfill the remaining public member term, which expires on June 30, 2020.

Charles “Sonny” Ward, III
Charles “Sonny” Ward, III

Charles “Sonny” Ward, III is an architect member of the Board. Sonny is a Principal of June Street Architect, Inc., in West Hollywood. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Woodbury University and a Master of Architecture from University of California, Los Angeles. He currently serves on the National Center on Adoption and Permanency Board of Advisors, Woodbury University School of Architecture Board of Advisors, Woodbury University Architecture of Civic Engagement Advisory Board, and the Emeritus Board for the Family Equality Council.

Sonny also serves on the Board’s Professional Qualifications Committee. His term expires on June 30, 2022.