2021 Board of Directors
President: Tim M. Saivar, AIA
Tim Saivar 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 designed 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 has been practicing architecture since 1974.
He has received awards in architecture. He recently received AIA SFV 30 year service award. He was on the Board of Directors for the AIA SFV, chairperson for Campus Hills Design Review Board, volunteer for the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, a volunteer for SOAR and has volunteered his time for Habitat for Humanity.
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.
Vice President: Nicholas Deitch, AIA
Nick is a Senior Principal and founding partner of Mainstreet Architects and Planners, Inc. He has over thirty-five years of experience in the profession, with a wide variety of public and private projects, including community planning, historic restoration, adaptive re-use, and mixed-use residential in-fill. Nick has been a strong proponent for thoughtful planning, preservation, and revitalization of communities throughout Ventura County and California.
Nick is an advocate for affordable housing and innovation. He often serves as a panelist and speaker at planning and design events, on topics of architecture and urban design. He has served on the faculty at Ventura Community College, teaching courses in Architecture since 1996.
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 charretes. 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
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
Architect Member Director: Michael Van Parys, AIA
AIAS: Angel Castañon
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
Administrative Coordinator: James Armendariz & Jade Giron
AIA/California Council Delegate Director: Daniel Saltee, AIA
Daniel Saltee is lead designer and Principal Architect at DSA Inc., located in Ventura, California. He started his architectural career at Ventura College, where he now teaches in the evenings and he is very passionate about helping the next generation of architects find their voice. Daniel received his Bachelor of Architecture from SCI-Arc in Los Angeles, after which went on to work on very large scale cultural projects throughout the United States and Internationally. His portfolio includes Art Museums, University Buildings, and Visitors Centers .
Daniel has had the pleasure of serving on the AIA board for several years including being President. He is an advocate of sustainable design in both materials and appropriate placement of buildings. When not behind his computer he loves to Mountain Bike, Golf and Surf in his hometown.