Forensic + Litigation Support
Mr. Avelar is the founder of AVELAR, formerly Richard Avelar + Associates. He is responsible for litigation support, expert witness services, forensic investigation, code compliance review, construction documentation, building performance evaluation, repair specifications, and contract administration.
In 1974 (to 1983), Mr. Avelar developed an articulated architecture program for UC Berkeley and Cal Poly while an instructor at Chabot College. During that time, he instructed on Structural Systems for Buildings, Architectural Drafting Principals, Construction Materials and Methods, Introduction to the Architectural Profession, Architecture in the Community, and Construction Cost Estimating.
Richard Avelar received his Bachelor of Art and master’s degree in Architecture from UC Berkeley as well as his teaching credential from California Community College.
Mr. Avelar is an NCARB Licensed Architect and Licensed General Contractor, Class A &B, in 6 states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, and Texas). Additionally, Richard is a member of the Forensic Expert Witness Association and American Institute of Architects (AIA).