President: Mary Follenweider, AIA LEED AP
Mary is a member of the AIA National Strategic Council representing California, is a long time member of AIACA Advocacy Advisory Committee and is past AIACA Vice President of State Government Relations. She served as President of SJC Association of Engineers and Architects, Executive Vice-President of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local 21, Chairperson of AIA Colorado State Government Affairs, President of AIA Santa Clara Valley.
Mary is licensed in California and Colorado. She was Building Official for Boulder Colorado, Project Architect with several Colorado firms and Senior Architect with the City of San Jose, California. She holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor of Science from DePaul University.
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Secretary: Francisco Behr, AIA LEED AP BD C
Francisco Behr is the President and Director of Design for the Award winning firm Behr Browers Architects Inc./BBA Architecture Inc. in Westlake Village, California. He has 40 years of planning and design experience in commercial, retail, and mixed use projects. He was responsible for designing and entitling some of the largest and most significant projects in Ventura County such as the Seventh Day Adventist Specific Plan in Newbury Park, the 2800 acre mixed use “Canyons” Plan in Simi Valley and the 30 acre Westlake Plaza Center East Office complex in Westlake Village.
He enjoys participating in Urban Design charrettes. He was invited to be on multidisciplinary design charrette teams by the cities of New York, NY, Los Angeles, CA, Petersburg, VA, Kingsman, AZ, Helena, AK, Seattle, WA and many others. Francisco received a National Service Award from the American Institute of Architects for his pro- bono services in these workshops. He is currently on the Design Review Board at the City of Agoura Hills and a Design Review consultant for the Dos Vientos Ranch neighborhood in Thousand Oaks. He has donated his time and resources to organizations such as the Alliance for the Arts, the Fitzgerald House, and most recently the Regional Arts Museum at the Civic Arts Plaza. He has been a Founders Circle Member in the Civic Arts Plaza’s Alliance for the Arts since 1993.
He has been on the Executive Board of the Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Francisco has been an instructor in U.C.L.A. Extension’s Landscape Architecture Program for the past 38 years.
He received his Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he graduated with highest honors, and received the Henry Adams Medal for outstanding Architecture graduate. Francisco is also a graduate of Glenn Murcutt’s Masters Class in Sidney Australia and obtained a Mid Career Certificate from Harvard University taught by Edward Larrabee Barnes.
Francisco has lived and worked in Ventura County for over 40 years.
Treasurer: Everett Scofield, AIA
Everett is a native of Southern California, born and raised in Burbank, CA. He began working at Lauterbach & Associates Architects, Inc. in 2019 and moved to Moorpark in 2020. He received a Bachelor of Science in Design from Arizona State University and a Master of Architecture from California Polytechnic University at Pomona. Everett is a California licensed Architect and member of the West Ventura County Business Alliance and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.
AIA Architect Member Director: Mark Pettit, AIA
Mark Pettit graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree and a Bachelor of Architecture degree with an emphasis in Real Estate Development. Mark also studied in England and Europe during college. He started his career with firms on the East Coast before joining Lauterbach & Associates, Architects in 1986. Mark is an expert in local agency entitlement processing, and affordable and market-rate multi-family housing having worked on hundreds of low and mid-rise residential projects, master-planned communities, medical office buildings, corporate facilities, and other projects for local municipalities throughout Southern California. He is a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards as well as serving on a number of city planning committees, affordable housing task forces, and other nonprofit boards and community organizations. Mark is a board member of both the Housing Trust Fund Ventura County and the Housing Land Trust Ventura County.
AIA California Delegate Director: Marc Whitman, AIA
Associate Director: Rosy Hernandez, Associate AIA
Rosy Hernandez has been an integral part of the Lauterbach team since 2003. Her architectural background includes areas in commercial and custom residential including significant multi-family residential (market rate & affordable) housing. I have been involved with various city agencies processing plans for both entitlements and building permits. I am bilingual (English and Spanish) and often assists with neighborhood consensus building.
Activities and involvement in projects would include:
• Drive production and coordination of consultants under direct supervision of the Architect.
• Revit/AutoCAD technical specialist in architecture
• Consultant coordination of construction documents
• Assist Architects in contractor submittal reviews and construction administration
Past President (2021): Tim Saivar, AIA
Tim Saivar past president of the AIA Ventura County Chapter. He is the Principal Architect & founder of Saivar Architecture an architectural and planning firm. He graduated with honors from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. He was in the Peace Corps in Morocco and following his volunteer work practiced architecture in Morocco. He helped develop a small city outside of Fez. He did several large hospitals and governmental projects. In his early years he did many large custom residential projects, he later joined a medium size commercial architectural firm where he became vice president for over 25 years. There he developed hundreds of retail centers and processed many discretionary applications through government agencies. He also was the principal architect for a large Santa Monica firm for a number of years. He has a distinct record of professional achievement and broad range of design skills. He has been practicing architecture for over 40 years.
He has received awards in architecture including the AIA SFV 30 year service award. He was the chairperson for 25 years on the Campus Hills Design Review Board, volunteer for the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, volunteered his time for Habitat for Humanity and the passing of SOAR.
He is married with two grown daughters, has lived in Ventura County for almost 40 years. When not working he enjoys traveling, hiking and playing golf. He has a passion for cars and football.