FORENSIC ARCHITECTURE EXPERIENCE
Mr. Dominelli’s forensic experience in support of construction defect litigation covers
thousands of residential and commercial properties in the states of California, Arizona,
Nevada, Colorado & Texas. His project investigations performed as an architectural
expert have been on behalf of both plaintiff and defense clientele. He has directed a
diverse and broad range of forensic investigations, primarily for large, nationally
oriented development organizations. He has crafted a particular expertise in facilitating
case resolutions through mediation, most notably in large-scale high-rise condominium
construction. Deposition testimony has been provided. Mr. Dominelli’s skills and
interests also include marketing and promoting business development both locally and
Having now joined Core Construction Group Inc., Mr. Dominelli looks to build on his
forensic experience and successful track record, while enhancing and further cultivating
the service offerings of the firm as a whole.
1981 Bachelor of Science Degree with Honors Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois College of Architecture, Planning and Design
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
American Institute of Architects San Diego Chapter OrchidAwards:
1991 The Wave Condominiums, Del Mar, California (Multi-Family Residential
Design) 1994 The YMCA Youth Shelter, Oceanside, California (Planning &
San Diego Home/Garden Magazine Home of the Year Competition:
1991 Finalist, Guttero Residence, Leucadia,California
The Diehl Group Architects, Inc., Encinitas, California
Conducted and managed forensic investigations on behalf of both plaintiff and developer
entities, including all aspects of visual investigation and intrusive testing, coordination of
expert consultants, technical research, document review, analysis and allocation of trade
responsibility, preparation of repair recommendation reports and participation in mediations
as required. Duties also included managing the firm’s marketing of professional services.
Principal Architect, Board of Directors, Vice President of
Marketing KPA Associates Inc., San Diego,California
Responsible for all phases of forensic architectural services on behalf of developer entities
within a 13 to 22-person firm, including site investigations, coordination of consultants,
technical research, document and contract review, analysis of conditions, allocation of trade
responsibility, preparation of repair recommendations, participation in expert meetings and
mediations and deposition testimony.
Managing Architect – The Diehl Group Architects, Inc., Encinitas, California
Conducted forensic investigations on behalf of both plaintiff and developer entities, including
site investigations, intrusive testing, coordination of consultants, technical research,
document review, analysis of conditions, allocation of trade responsibility, preparation of
repair recommendations, participation in mediations and deposition testimony.
Project Architect – Whitmore & Associates, Architects, San Diego, California
Performed forensic investigations, provided analysis of defective conditions, developed repair
recommendations and prepared reports of findings on behalf of both plaintiff and developer
entities of single-family and multi-family residential developments.
Project Architect – City Design, San Diego, California
Provided services for a specific adaptive reuse project in San Diego’s Hillcrest neighborhood.
This project provided for the conversion of an early 20th century telephone cable facility into
residential live/work studios and loft spaces.
Victor Dominelli, Architect, San Diego,California
Private practice, sole proprietor for design and documentation of new or remodeled custom
residences and renovations of mixed use and retail projects. Provided consulting services to
major developers of regional shopping centers for review of proposed tenant improvements.
Principal, Owner – Architura, Del Mar, Solana Beach, and San Diego,California
Performed design, construction documentation, project management and construction
administration services on a variety of award winning residential, commercial tenant
improvements, retail and restaurant projects. Responsible for the firm’s business
administration, marketing, and contract negotiations.