Nevada news & updates
December 2023 | Vol. 32, No. 5
Board Holds Workshop, Public Hearing Set
On November 17, the board held a public workshop to solicit comments from interested persons on the proposed regulation change contained in Legislative Counsel Bureau (LCB) File No. R056-23. The proposed regulation was drafted in response to Governor Lombardo’s Executive Order 2023-003, issued in January 2023, which required boards to review existing regulations and recommend removal of at least ten regulations.

No verbal or written comments were submitted at or before the workshop. The board will now consider the proposed regulation during a January 17, 2024 public hearing. The public hearing will be held during the board’s regularly scheduled board meeting. Related documents and the specific time of the public hearing will be posted on the board’s website on December 18.
Nevada Board Member Honored with National Award
Retired Board Member Kim Ciesynski was awarded the 2023 Louis S. Tregre Award at the CIDQ Annual Meeting. The Tregre Award recognizes outstanding volunteer service to CIDQ at the grassroots level and honors those volunteers who have worked diligently to further the goals of CIDQ, the NCIDQ Examination, and to advance the profession of interior design.

Ciesynski, a Sparks-based registered interior designer, was a member of the NSBAIDRD from 2010-2022. During her tenure she served as board Chair and Secretary / Treasurer. She also served on the CIDQ Council of Delegates for several years, and as Council President in 2013. 

Upon receiving the award, Ciesynski said, “I am filled with gratitude to be selected for the 2023 Tregre Award. Throughout my years volunteering for CIDQ, there have been so many amazing people who have encouraged me and influenced my work in all aspects of my life. I am forever impressed by the remarkable power of teamwork and dedication that the CIDQ staff and volunteers continually show to the interior design community. I am honored to be part of the collaborative spirit that helps make our profession thrive.”

Residential Designer News
February Exam Scheduled

The February administration of the Residential Design Exam is scheduled for February 22-23, 2024. The exam will be offered in Las Vegas and Reno.

The Residential Design Exam is a four-part examination, consisting of three written divisions and one graphic division. Candidates wishing to register for an upcoming exam administration should contact the board office.

First-time applicants can learn about the registration requirements and download an application on the board website.
Two RDs Awarded Scholarship

Joseph Mullins (436-RD) and Alexander York (437-RD) were awarded the Dewey Jones Residential Design Exam Scholarship at the October board meeting. They are the ninth and tenth scholarship recipients. The scholarship, which covers the cost of the RD Exams, is awarded to any residential design candidate who passes all four exams on the first attempt.

The Dewey Jones Scholarship honors the late Dewey Jones (029-RD) and is funded by members of the residential design community. Jones, a board member, was instrumental in the creation of the residential design law.

11th Annual CEU Seminar a Success
New Registrants by Examination
Congratulations to the new Nevada registrants sworn-in at the October board meeting!
Shirin Moqimi (Las Vegas) #9295
Kelsie Timmons (Las Vegas) #9296
Juewei Wang (Las Vegas) #9297
Brian Thomas Kneesel (Las Vegas) #9298
Sung W. Ha (Las Vegas) #9299
Registered Interior Designer
Robbyn L. Woods (Las Vegas) #306-ID
Residential Designers
Joseph Anthony Mullins (Los Angeles) #436-RD
Alexander York (Sparks) #437-RD
Antonio Sandoval (Henderson) #438-RD
Christian Michael Anderson (Mesquite) #439-RD
Jose Jaime Chavez Cardenas (Sun Valley) #440-RD
Carolyn Traut Stone (Reno) #441-RD
Lucrecia Eudave (Las Vegas) #442-RD
Disciplinary Actions
(August 23 through October 18, 2023)
Inquiries are routinely sent to both registrants and non-registrants for alleged violations of Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) and Nevada Administrative Codes (NAC).  

There was one case this period that was submitted for board consideration and approved. Additionally, four cases were closed because there was no basis for the allegations or the complaint did not fall within the board's jurisdiction.

The following case was closed by means of settlement agreement. As part of the agreement respondents agreed to assure compliance with Chapter 623. Should the respondents be involved in a subsequent case and found to have again violated NRS, NAC or Rules of Conduct, the case may be used as an aggravating factor.

Every effort is made to ensure that the following information is correct. Before making any decision based on this information you should contact the NSBAIDRD.

Holding Oneself Out, Advertising, and Unlicensed Practice of Architecture, Registered Interior Design or Residential Design: NRS 623.360.1(a)(b)(c) 

Case 24-004N
The allegations against Jeffrey Renterghem, David Haymes and Pappageorge Haymes Partners were that they held themselves out as being qualified to provide services that fall under the practice of architecture and engaged in the practice of architecture without having a certificate of registration with the board. The matter was resolved through a settlement agreement incorporating an administrative penalty of $12,500 and investigative costs of $1,500.