Richard Avelar

Architect, General Contractor, Founder, Principal

Founded RS in 2000

Richard Avelar

Areas of Expertise

  • Litigation support
  • Expert witness services
  • Forensic investigation
  • Code compliance review
  • Construction documentation
  • Building performance evaluation
  • Repair specifications
  • Contract administration


  • Founder, Principal and President, Richard Avelar & Associates

Degrees and Designations

  • NCARB Licensed Architect
  • BA and Master’s degrees in Architecture from UC Berkeley
  • Licensed Architect in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, and Texas
  • California Licensed General Contractor – Class A & Class B
  • California Community College Teaching Credential
  • Forensic Expert Witness Association
  • Member American Institute of Architects (AIA)