Andrew Bowen

Principal Architect


  • 1987 - Master of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1983 - Bachelor of Arts with Distinction, Stanford University

Registrations and Certifications

  • 1992 - California Licensed Architect, No. C23667
  • 1997 - National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, Certificate No. 49687
  • 2004 - Nevada Licensed Architect, No. 5112
  • 2004 - Arizona Registered Professional Architect, No. 41344
  • 2004 - New York Registered Architect, No. 030164
  • 2017 - Florida Licensed Architect, No. AR98958
  • 2013- Safety Assessment Evaluator, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Institute of Architects
  • Member, Construction Specification Institute
  • Secretary, AIA San Diego Chapter, Preservation Committee
  • Board Member, City of San Diego Historical Resources Board

Forensic Experience

1988 - Current KPA Associates, Inc., San Diego, CA

Mr. Bowen has overseen more than 75 forensic investigations totaling over 6,000 residential units. He has also managed the investigations of commercial, hospitality, religious, and civic projects. He has particular expertise in the building envelope and fire-resistive construction. He has successfully given trial testimony as an architectural expert witness before a jury. He is experienced in providing the full range of forensic services:

  • Inspecting and documenting existing building and site conditions
  • Directing and observing destructive testing investigations
  • Leading team of investigative consultants
  • Researching building codes, materials, installation procedures, and other technical issues
  • Reviewing construction documents
  • Analyzing and determining the extent of construction defects
  • Developing scope of repairs and repair recommendations
  • Calculating preliminary estimates of repair costs
  • Overseeing the preparation of detailed repair estimates by others
  • Allocating responsibility for alleged defects to involved parties
  • Preparing reports of findings
  • Designing and managing the production of trial exhibits
  • Participating in trials, evidentiary hearings, arbitrations, mediations, and settlement conferences
  • Completing all tasks within clients’ deadlines and budgets

Architectural Experience

  • 1988 - present  KPA Associates, Inc., San Diego, CA
  • 1987 - 1988 J.R. Bardin Company, San Diego, CA 
  • 1987 San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, San Francisco, CA
  • 1986 Community Development Agency, New York, NY
  • 1984 Planning Department, Oakland, CA

Mr. Bowen has designed several residential projects in San Diego County and Orange County. He has also been involved in commercial, educational, religious, and governmental projects.