Bayless E. Cobb

Principal Architect


  • 1965 - Bachelor of Arts & Sciences, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1972 - Master of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley

Registration and Certifications

  • 1975 - Licensed Architect, California No. C-8459
  • 1996 - Licensed Architect, Nevada No. 3703
  • 1996 - National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, Certificate No. 47594
  • 1997 - Licensed Architect, Arizona No. 31844
  • 2000 - Licensed Architect, Colorado No. 306032
  • 2000 - Licensed Architect, Hawaii No. 10125

Professional Affiliations

  • Member - American Institute of Architects
  • Past Member - City of Coronado Glorietta Bay Development Task Force
  • Past Chairman - City of Coronado Design Review Commission

Forensic Experience

  • 1997-Current KPA Associates, Inc., San Diego, California

As a Principal Architect and President of KPA Associates, Inc. (KPAA), Mr. Cobb provides architectural expert witness and litigation consulting services on construction defect and personal injury cases, including investigation, analysis, mediation, and expert testimony on design, building codes, general construction, repair methods, and standards of care in design and construction. Responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing construction documents, contracts, and other construction phase records;
  • Inspecting and documenting existing building and site conditions;
  • Directing and observing destructive testing investigations;
  • Coordinating with other investigative consultants;
  • Researching building codes, materials, installation procedures and other technical issues;
  • Developing repair methods and documentation;
  • Coordinating the extent of repair and allocations of responsibility;
  • Preparing and issuing reports of findings and repair recommendations, and participating in trials, arbitrations, mediations, settlement conferences and experts' meetings.

Architectural Experience

  • 1997-Current KPA Associates, Inc., San Diego, California
  • 1976-1996 Bayless Cobb & Associates, San Diego, California
  • 1972-1976 Arthur D. Decker & Associates, San Diego, California

Mr. Cobb's design and construction experience has ranged from single-family and multifamily residential developments to office/industrial buildings, retail projects, schools, and public meeting facilities. He began his architectural career in 1972 with work on the El Cajon Civic Center and other institutional projects in Southern California.

As founder of his own full-service architectural firm, Mr. Cobb was responsible for the design of over 200 residential, commercial and institutional projects over a period of 20 years.  Specializing in creative design solutions for challenging sites, particularly along California's coastal areas, Mr. Cobb has the experience, management, and leadership skills to take projects from the programming and initial design phases through completion of construction.

Awards and Recognitions

  • 1994 - National Association of Home Builders, "Grand Award" Best in American Remodeling
  • 1990 - Better Homes and Gardens Building Ideas, Cover Article, Parker Residence
  • 1989 - Better Homes & Gardens Remodeling Issue, Cover Article, Cobb Residence
  • 1988 - San Diego Home/Garden Magazine, Home of the Year Award, Honor Winner, Parker Residence
  • 1984 - Better Homes and Gardens, Home Improvement Contest, Merit Award Competition Winner, Kocar Residence