Photo by Erick Chavez

Photo by Erick Chavez

Ray Shun

Director of Building & safety

(310) 349-2990  Email

Ray Shun joined the City of Hawthorne as a Senior Structural Plan Check Engineer in 1991.  Ray promoted to Director of Building and Safety in 2005.

Prior to working at Hawthorne, Ray worked in the public and private sector for over 9 years. He received his Master’s degree in Civil Engineering in 1982 from West Virginia University with a focus in Structural Engineering. Ray is a registered Professional Civil Engineer in the state of California.


The Department of Building and Safety is responsible for enforcing all applicable Federal, State and local construction laws. The administrative functions include record maintenance, processing of permits and plans, and department management. The Plan Check functions are responsible for reviewing all submitted plans for compliance of applicable Building, Plumbing, Electrical and Mechanical codes. The Inspection function includes all activities on construction sites to insure compliance with approved plans and applicable codes.