}).appendTo(form); var modal_data = []; Not very helpful, right? } $(document).ready(detectOverlapping); title: 'Quote Left', linkShowTargetTab: false, type: 'POST', { minHeight: 300, Once you pass the exams and complete the experience requirement, you can register for a license. args: ['p', 'class', 'chat-question', 'toggle'] Or maybe it would be the do gooder, boutique firm, struggling for high art ,versus the old boys club, corporate firm, beating them down with political connections. Licensing of certain professions serves to protect the public by ensuring that those engaged in these occupations are capable of providing the intended service. § 12-25-304. What countries don't require licensure for the practice of Architecture? } } language: 'en', { $(user_html).find(".UserName").css("display", "inline"); else if(status == 'block') if ($(parent_node).find(".ReplyComments").length > 0) linkShowAdvancedTab: false, //toolbar: [['Bold', 'Italic', 'BulletedList', 'Link', 'Image', 'Youtube', 'Vimeo' ]], imageUploadFields: extra_params, title: 'Subheading', If you don’t have a license, you could partner with someone that does, but you would be limited in legal structuring of the firm. The designer comes in. }, { $(window).scroll(function (event) I tease him about it, and he admits it's nothing more than laziness (he hates bureaucracy) on his part. } Sorry for my rant earlier today but as I am currently waiting for the results from my final ARE exam just recently a co-worker derided me for not being a "real" architect. formatting: ['p'], From the TJI spans, to the triple 2x12 header underneath the existing wall he wants to remove. You may be restricted from working on certain projects, like those that involve schools or government buildings. But you are right: they are both "nurses". var textarea = this; }); This is just an example of how we aren't fooling anybody by guarding the title so much. Yes, if they are practicing while not licensed they can get into big trouble, but there is no title police running around to make sure only licensed doctors use that word. { Other professions that require a professional degree do not list their affiliation after their name, but their degree. return false; You can however work for an architecture office under another's license without holding one yourself. if (($.client.os == 'Windows') && ($.client.browser == 'Chrome')) { }; $('#StickyBanner').addClass('fixed'); "figcaption": { Registration & Certification Finally, you’ll need to earn a license to practice architecture from a U.S. jurisdiction. var OneSignal = window.OneSignal || []; args: ['blockquote', 'class', 'pullquote-right', 'toggle'] action = 'remove'; (1) Investigation, evaluation, consultation, and advice. plugins:'a11yhelp,basicstyles,bidi,blockquote,button,clipboard,colorbutton,colordialog,dialogadvtab,div,enterkey,entities,filebrowser,find,flash,font,format,forms,horizontalrule,iframe,image,indent,justify,link,list,maximize,newpage,pagebreak,pastefromword,pastetext,popup,preview,print,removeformat,resize,save,smiley,showblocks,showborders,sourcearea,stylescombo,table,specialchar,tab,templates,toolbar,undo,wysiwygarea,wsc,archinect,wysiwygarea', height: 300, If the other members of the building team "have no respect for us" I'm pretty sure that doesn't have much to do with the titles we can, or cannot, use to describe who we are. 2. That first day you certainly were just a drafter and moved upwards from there. architecture in this state, to use any term confusingly similar to it's a kind of professional identity we're all a part of to some greater or lesser degree. toolbarCanCollapse: false if (($.client.os == 'Mac') && ($.client.browser == 'Firefox')) { }else{ $("#featured_comment_counter").parent('h2').html('' + featured_comment_counter + ' Featured Comment' + (featured_comment_counter > 1 ? On his residential remodel plans he submitted to me for review he wanted to take out a wall. { § 12-25-304. While doctors and lawyers must be licensed, it is the degree that they earned that defines their profession, not a regulatory board. I haven't seen the new plans yet as I do not think he is capable of the simple calculations he needs to figure out the structure for removing one wall to be able to turn a powder room into a full bathroom. { To get experience, you must complete the Internship in Architecture Program. title: 'Quote Left', if ($.trim($(this).val()) != '') $("html:not(:animated),body:not(:animated)").animate({ scrollTop: destination-0}, 300 ); }, i know people that are licensed architects and have no reason to do anything with it. codemirror: { Coast thereafter produced floor plan drawings showing two levels of building units with square footage. customConfig : '', I think you're making much too broad a statement with this, but there is some truth in it:school teaches you design while the firm teaches you how to build or how a building actually gets built. Explore the links below for more information on each step involved in qualifying for licensure. link.attr({ type: 'text/css', rel: 'stylesheet', href: '/css/archinect.iphone.css?1', }); I think all states should have this. Section 7302 of the New York State Education Law provides that, "Only a person licensed or otherwise authorized to practice under this article shall practice architecture or use the title "architect"". Apologies for what may have been deemed 'a shallow comment' but seriously folks this 'what does the title architect really mean' and 'why can't I call myself an architect because......" sort of discussion is just not productive. } I don't do forums that often, but maybe I should pick up that bowling ball. if(data > '') /* My state board (tx) is constantly fining individuals for trying to practice architecture. Lawyer or ambulance chaser }); and specifications. var comment_modal = $("#comment_modal").clone(); People can build buildings without being an architect, but you can obviously not practice law or medicine without passing the tests. OneSignal.push(function() { I like the fact that it ISN'T so deeply rooted in the educational field unlike doctors for instance. The decision to buy professional liability insurance is a watershed moment for most architects and young firms. }, }; have no respect for us. }); callbacks: Entity }, var lineHeight = parseInt($(textarea).css('line-height'), 10); 3. He is publisher of ConstructionRisk.com Report and may be reached at Kent@ConstructionRisk.com or by calling 703-623-1932. … } I'll stop debating this, though, as I've gone on countless times on here. I think the difference can be seen as such when it came to a business card. //toolbar: [['Bold', 'Italic', 'BulletedList', 'Link', 'Image', 'Youtube', 'Vimeo' ]], var elem = document.createElement('script'); It's insanity our profession does that. People are able to accurately determine the level of accredidation they have received, but the nurses themselves are not denied their identity as a professional within this framework. var reply_container = $(".arc_reply_comment_box").parents(".ReplyComments"); data: {id: id, arc_token: window.arc_token}, I'll bet 2/3 of my posts on this site are related to this topic, but for new readers I'll say my opinion again:if you have a professional degree and are doing the work of architecture what's the big hairy deal? as for multifamily, most states have those exemptions. $("#arc_comment_" + data.id).removeClass("HiddenComment"); }, function arc_editor_423_admin(el, extra_params) { function arc_editor_feature_423(el, extra_params) //disableObjectResizing: true, i find it amazing that lb's very simple and clear distinction has been lost in all the hubris: }); pasteInlineTags: ['strong', 'br', 'b', 'em', 'i'], scayt_autoStartup: false, I did not go to school for five years to basically have to call myself a draftsman, and the work I do is more than that while obviously being less than that of a licensed Architect, and I am not doing an internship, so what I am as a professional seems to be ambiguous at the moment. $(document).ready(function() featured_comment_counter--; toolbar: [['Bold', 'Italic', 'BulletedList','NumberedList', 'Link', 'Image']], imageUpload: function(image, json) { pasteBlockTags: ['ul', 'ol', 'li', 'p'], #1 I am a business owner, I will never go through IDP unless it is 'creatively' done, which I'll consider as time goes on. LB - your comparison is almost appropriate, the difference is that in other professions people can't do the work without licensure. { You can still have an extremely successful architecture career without having the architecture license. } }, height: 300, The whole yin and yang thing, I guess. toolbar: [['Bold', 'Italic', 'BulletedList','NumberedList', 'Link', 'Image', 'Source']], if(data > '') $("form.arc_ajax_comment .CommentForm").slideDown(); lineWrapping: true, Why is there so much moaning and gnashing of teeth over this? args: ['blockquote', 'class', 'pullquote-left', 'toggle'] toolbar: [['Bold', 'Italic', 'BulletedList','NumberedList' , 'Link', 'Image','FontSize','TextColor']], args: ['p', 'class', 'chat-answer', 'toggle'] When you’ve met all requirements for your jurisdiction, you can apply for a license to practice architecture in that jurisdiction, and soon be able to advance you career and streamline your ability to practice across borders by earning an NCARB Certificate . skin: 'v2', He needs either an architect or engineer at this point for one simple wall. { $("#comment_moderation .description").html(modal_data.description); alert(result.message); Furthermore, if you are an unlicensed person providing "architectural services", even if it is an exempt project, you are breaking the law and could be prosecuted. We talk and finally the light goes on over his head. Periodic site visits and reports to Client during course of construction. /* } $(el).ckeditor(function(){ $(parent).find('.rating-count[rel=' + key + ']').attr('original-title', data.reaction_users[key]); }, url: '/flag_comment', "chat-answer": { In some states, you do not even need a license to work on architectural projects. { While doctors and lawyers must be licensed, it is the degree that they earned that defines their profession, not a regulatory board." url: '/edit_comment'+suffix+'/' + (new Date().getTime()) + '/' + id + arc_pathname(document.location.pathname), } Typically, there is also a character and fitness evaluation, along with a background check. args: ['p', 'class', 'chat-answer', 'toggle'] "What do you design?" args: ['blockquote', 'class', 'pullquote-right', 'toggle'] Interesting discussion, as someone who just recently graduated last year with a four yr degree in Architecture, I am always so confused as to what my job title is/should be. They got the degree I did and sat in the same structural and environmental classes I did (and probably did more homework). else imageUploadFields: extra_params, removePlugins: 'liststyle,tabletools,contextmenu', I run a very legitimate business under the terms of the law, and have just been frustrated by the reality of having no way to set myself apart from those that actually are incompetent. title: 'Subheading', } (6) Contract administration. var id = arc_pathname($(this).attr('href'), true); You love architecture, you enjoy your work and don’t feel the need to prove yourself to you or anyone else. toolbar: [['Bold', 'Italic', 'BulletedList','NumberedList' , 'Link', 'Image','FontSize','TextColor', 'Source']], Anyone can design as long as they know the by-laws and building codes, and experience in designs, you can be successful! modal_data = co['flag']; if (!$(data).find(".arc_ajax_comment").length) (function($) $('

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').insertBefore(selector); formatting: ['p'], $("#arc_comment_" + data.id).removeClass("FeaturedComment"); $.ajax( { skin: 'v2', { Mysty: I largely agree: I like the fact that it ISN'T so deeply rooted in the educational field unlike doctors for instance. type: 'POST', Boot camp as with a professional degree is the first step in a longer process, but in one you earn a title, in the other you don't. codemirror: { minHeight: 200, That's just bullshit, imho. { $('.TooltipUser').tipsy({gravity: 'w', html: true, offset: 10, delayOut: 500}); { { "chat-question": { This makes little sense. That path leads to an end objective. { { }); -A well known design firm in LA is currently being investigated by the CAB since they have no licensed architects as partners in the LA office. Sorry, but the elitism inside our profession gets me a little angry at times. // if so, ad the fixed class selector = $(".CommentBanner").length ? else if(status == 'ban') recommendations for a liberal arts student unsure whether architecture or engineering? arc_comment_head_actions(); toolbarCanCollapse: false }); .Thread img linkShowTargetTab: false, The public will now be educated on what Hollywood wants the public to think an Architect does. It's what differentiates us and lets the public know. $("a.arc_reply_comment").show(); var top = $('#StickyBanner').offset().top - parseFloat($('#StickyBanner').css('marginTop').replace(/auto/, 0)); Maybe its important to your company, your boss or someone else that you have you get your license. First, the AIA is a professional organization for architects, they don’t give certifications. $('head').append( link ); One wall about 5 feet long. Can I pursuit for a Architecture license without having a working visa? title: 'Chat Question', Let me tell you the funny story I had several weeks ago. plugins:'a11yhelp,basicstyles,bidi,blockquote,button,clipboard,colorbutton,colordialog,dialogadvtab,div,enterkey,entities,filebrowser,find,flash,font,format,forms,horizontalrule,htmldataprocessor,iframe,image,indent,justify,keystrokes,link,list,maximize,newpage,pagebreak,pastefromword,pastetext,popup,preview,print,removeformat,resize,save,smiley,showblocks,showborders,sourcearea,stylescombo,table,specialchar,tab,templates,toolbar,undo,wysiwygarea,wsc,archinect', To become an architect in the United States, you’ll need to earn a license from one of the 55 jurisdictions (also known as state licensing boards).While the requirements for licensure vary between jurisdictions, you’ll generally need to: 1) Earn a degree, 2) Gain and document professional experience, and 3) Pass the national licensing exam. }, buttons: ['bold', 'italic', 'lists', 'link', 'image'], removePlugins: 'liststyle,tabletools,contextmenu', $(".arc_reply_comment_box").remove(); courses, continuing education, residency, …), you can apply for a license to practice architecture in your province. pasteInlineTags: ['strong', 'br', 'b', 'em', 'i'], }, When a state requires a license to practice an occupation, the term “practicing” means performing services for someone else. } title: 'Subheading', Here's some stories of prosecution: }); $.modal.close(); $.ajax({ $(point).hide(); var animation_clone = ''; An individual that drafted plans and specifications for a strip shopping center was fined by a stated board of architect examiners for practicing architecture without a license. I think the expense of licensure (and keeping up with the licensure) is what keeps many away from it, especially in a market like this. var container = $(this).parents(".Line"); } ... COA (Certificate of Authorization) - The most common name of the registration required for firms to practice architecture in a given state. skin: 'v2', Thanks for all of the very valid and thoughtful responses. However, my business card says "Design Services" which may even be crossing the line. arc_external('.Thread', 85826); $(touch + ">.Top>.Right>.CommentModerate>ul>li>.BlockingAction").html(co.unblock.text).attr("rel", "unblock").attr("original-title", co.unblock.title); $(referrer).find('.animate').remove(); if (featured_comment_counter == 0){ } $(parent).find('.fas').addClass('fal').removeClass('fas'); So, m-space, you can punch all the faces you want, but all the State of California is distinguishing is when you need to have a friggin' stamp on the drawings, which is their estimate of when the building gets complicated, structurally or code wise, and yes, it is probably an arbitrary line, but legally they have to draw it somewhere. NRS Statute 623.180: No person may practice architecture or use the title of architect; or practice residential design or use the title residential designer; or practice as a registered interior designer or use the title of registered interior designer in this state without having a certificate issued to him under the provisions of this chapter. But that would make sense. You can write down either { In Davis v. Board of Architect Examiners, 193, P.3d 1019 (Oregon, 2008), the court of appeals affirmed a decision by the Oregon Board of Architect Examiners that imposed a civil penalty of an individual that was doing business under the name of “Coast Drafting and Design.”  Although no employee of Coast was licensed as an architect, the firm advertised itself as available to produce designs. plugins:'a11yhelp,basicstyles,bidi,blockquote,button,clipboard,colorbutton,colordialog,dialogadvtab,div,enterkey,entities,filebrowser,find,flash,font,format,forms,horizontalrule,iframe,image,indent,justify,link,list,maximize,newpage,pagebreak,pastefromword,pastetext,popup,preview,print,removeformat,resize,save,smiley,showblocks,showborders,sourcearea,stylescombo,table,specialchar,tab,templates,toolbar,undo,wysiwygarea,wsc,archinect,wysiwygarea', and now with Construction Risk Counsel, PLLC) representing design professionals, contractors and project owners. modal_data = co['block']; } $(document).on('click', ".arc_view_hidden_comment", function() if (extra_params === undefined) "subheading": { }, You make little sense here. $(".arc_reply_comment_box").remove(); If the questioner then says "Great, I need an architect for my new car dealership building, give me your card" you need to identify that you are actually not licensed to do such work. else else if(data.status == '30') $("#featured_comments_section .comment_user_" + result.data.user_id).remove(); } var featured_comment_counter = parseInt($("#featured_comment_counter").html()); Business entities are permitted to practice architecture provided that they comply with CO Stat. }); "pullquote-left": { }); Syllabus Program: "....buildings...." OneSignal.init( } args: ['h3', 'class', 'subheading', 'toggle'] Though it may be in name, it is not in actually the test alone that makes you an Architect." A licensee electing inactive status shall not hold himself or herself out as an architect and cannot practice architecture in the State of New Jersey. People practice medicine and law without licenses all the time. toolbarCanCollapse: false }); } Have you had your hair cut by a licensed professional? } Deal with it. $('body').append(""); $("#temp_append").remove(); plugins: ['source', 'imagemanager'], data: { reaction: reaction, comment_id: comment_id, action: action, arc_token: window.arc_token }, By this logic, people should be pushing to eliminate any building being designed by anyone that is not licensed. Enforcement of title is totally meaningless unless the title conveys competence. I had earned the title as set forth by those in charge of making that determination. If that's the case, nothing is stopping you from getting registered except you. $("#arc_comment_" + data.id).prev('.HiddenLine').remove(); $(image).replaceWith('

'); Its a mess. }); allowedContent: 'p br b i ol ul li strong em center; a[*](*); img[*]; iframe[*]', The degree is the first step in a series of steps. I joined the Marine Corps long ago. How can you personally KNOW you are not competent enough to practice architecture and still feel you "earned" the right to call yourself an architect. success: function(data, status, xhr) It's total bullshit. } title: 'Chat Answer', ranch house. var status = $(this).attr('rel'); }, All the work it takes to get that piece of paper isn’t about them. In architecture, you can't legally call yourself an architect and stamp drawings until you pass the proper exams and, just like stated above for the bar, you can practice in the state you live in but have to get another stamp or seal for another state. "In general, a prospective lawyer will need to pass a state-administered bar exam after earning a Juris Doctor degree from a law school approved by the state in which he/she wants to practice. args: ['p', 'class', 'figcaption', 'toggle'] scayt_autoStartup: false, Once you complete your exams and AXP requirements, you can apply for your architecture license. resize_enabled: true, I tell him it is a load bearing wall and the floor above needs to be supported. The individual appealed the Board decision to court, arguing that since the building for which he prepared design plans was never built, he did not practice architecture within the meaning of the state statute definition of the term. { But there will have to be a change at some point, as there are more and more seeking different career paths (they obviously won't make it so no one without a license can design a building). } //disableObjectResizing: true, And trace: you have an architecture degree, right? lineNumbers: true, var action_referer = null; } { args: ['blockquote', 'class', 'pullquote-center', 'toggle'] args: ['blockquote', 'class', 'pullquote-center', 'toggle'] disableNativeSpellChecker: false, $(container).find(".BottomReply").hide(); else But this owner had the attitude that he only wanted a "real" architect for his house, and took personal offense for some reason. Preliminary plans were defined by contract as being sufficient to create “a final floor plan and elevations.”. or by both that fine and imprisonment, for any person who is not }); We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. alert(json.message); The reason I will never be licensed is because of two things. $("#comment_moderation").modal(); Hi everyone, So I'm working towards an undergrad civil engineering degree right now. var parent_node = $(".arc_reply_comment_box").parents(".Line"); Still, NAAB accredits schools, and the graduates of those schools receive a legally professional degree that is the first step in enabling them to practice Architecture. Once the prospect of purchasing your professional services arises, the legal issues of registration are present. I don't fully agree with it but abided by its rules and have achieved the end objective. type: 'POST', { $('a.arc_flag_entry').click(function(e) $(this).modal(); I earned a professional degree in Architecture, yet as a professional I am not an Architect. if($(this).is('.login_trigger')) */ } Incorporate civil and structural drawings, done by others, into the work drawings. { $(el).ckeditor(function() {}, { } type: 'POST', i also did keep track of my Interpersonal Directing Protocol over the past handful of years, meticulous though it may have been. skin: 'v2', But it is limiting, and is done so to be purposely limiting. $(this).find('.fas').removeClass('fas').addClass('fal'); "chat-question": { $("#reply_body_html").autogrow(); } pasteBlockTags: ['ul', 'ol', 'li', 'p'], "(1) Single-family dwellings of woodframe construction not more You basically will need the services of an attorney to know when you are just "designing" and when you have crossed the line over to unlicensed practice. }); var menuheight = $('.MainMenu').height(); function detectOverlapping() }, } $(document).ready(function() } formatting: ['p'], { than two stories and basement in height. You could not have said it any better FLM. { type: 'POST', $("#comment_moderation .ModalTitle h1").html(modal_data.title); } if ($(this).find('.fas').length > 0) removePlugins: 'liststyle,tabletools,contextmenu', Also, aqua: don't doubt for a second that other professions do this. $(point).show(); /* arc_remove_editor_423($('form.arc_ajax_comment .editor').attr('id')); I would not hesitate to fight in court that I have a legal right to call myself something with the word architect in it, though I would also concede that I am specifically NOT an Architect, and have no right to call myself that until the powers that be tell me it's so. He gets the review and asks to come in to talk with me. Don't get me wrong, I DO think it makes sense to regulate who can call themselves an architect. { "figcaption": { I'm with LB ... if you have the qualifications to take the exam, take the damn exam and make this discussion moot. var scpt = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; What we're really talking about here is protectionism of the precious status of the "Architect". var id = $(this).attr('href'); why would it be any different from a registered nurse calling themselves a doctor? the word architect, to use the stamp of a licensed architect, as resize_enabled: true, if(data > '') CKEDITOR.replace(el , { formattingAdd: { Coast did not deny that it had produced plans and designs for the building. licensed to practice architecture under this chapter to practice Obtaining a firm license can already take anywhere from 4 to 22 weeks, so limiting rejected filings is critical. AIA offers resources to help you pass the ARE. modal_data = co['unblock']; ($5,000), or by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, $.each(data.counts, function(key, value) "pullquote-centered": { none of this may deeply affect the way we each conduct our businesses - i mean, office d/a got along just fine for many, many years without either principal being licensed directly. */ In cocktail chatter, they are not. -James Cutler was fined in California because he executed a contract for architectural services on an exempt project and wasn't licensed here. modal_data = co['ignore']; $("#comment_moderation #submit_button").val(modal_data.submit); { Has anybody either been fined or know someone that has been fined? flag_comment(action_referer); { Doctor or quack extra_params = false; $("").insertAfter($(point)); var referrer = $(this); args: ['h3', 'class', 'subheading', 'toggle'] Or you may have the name of an engineer, not an architect, in your corporate name, and you're asking to practice architecture. Which is fine, because the bulk of our work doesn't require a license anyway. In Texas, you would do this through the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners (TBAE). If the license is not required for the design of the residence, then it's unlikely that your client is entitled for a complete reimbursement. Subscribe to the free ConstructionRisk Report (Casenotes Update). } var comment_id = $(parent).attr('rel'); //disableObjectResizing: true, }); }); args: ['blockquote', 'class', 'pullquote-center', 'toggle'] LB - your comparison is almost appropriate, the difference is that in other professions people can't do the work without licensure. One is not the other while the other is or can be both. return false; } It takes a shit-ton of work to get registered. $(this).tipsy({gravity: 's'}); Licensure: Once you’ve met the education, experience, and examination requirements, as well as any additional requirements from your regulator (eg. /* success: function(data, status, xhr) $(point).replaceWith('Flagged'); else if (status == '25') $(document).on('click', ".CommentAction", function() It is exactly the/a board who decides whether or not you have earned the title, not you or your boss or mommy or John down the street. Very good point, FLM, and I agree with you. $(point).html(co.hide.text).attr("rel", 25).attr("original-title", co.hide.title); }, $(image).replaceWith('

'); //arc_filterform(form); success: function(data, status, xhr){ }); }, } result = $.parseJSON(result); args: ['h3', 'class', 'subheading', 'toggle'] Is getting a M. Arch degree a must or requirement to get the license? $(touch + ">.Top>.Right>.CommentModerate>ul>li>.HidingAction").html(co.hide.text).attr("rel", 25).attr("original-title", co.hide.title); Trace, maybe the fact that "designers" like us have to work creatively, and stay entrepreneurial to do the things that we do, in the face of semantics and boards and licenses, is what got us to where we are, and ultimately what makes us better architects than those that follow the formula graduate+internship+test=Architect. It used to be that if you had an internship of 9 years under a licensed architect you were eligible to take the exams for a license. I still stick to what I said which is that you have placed your feet upon a path, whether you had full knowledge of the length of that path or not. They are two very different things. If you are interested in practising as an architect outside the UK, as a general rule you need to contact the national registration body of the country you are interested in for the most up-to-date information … e.preventDefault(); disableNativeSpellChecker: false, $('.menu').click(checkMenuDelay); "pullquote-left": { If you want to be a designer, that is fine by me, but then go hire an architect or engineer to get you a permit for the work you want to do, unless your state allows you some leeway. With the economy in the crapper I would not be suprised if out of work architects start getting pissy about those who are misrepresenting themselves to potential clients as licensed individuals. It's only, IMO, a deal at all if you are representing yourself professionally to get business. formattingAdd: { "chat-answer": { What is productive is sending these types of questions to your state's board or contact a qualified attorney in your state. { $('head').append( link ); var button = this; } $.ajax( have no respect for us. url: '/flag_comment', $("#featured_comments_section #arc_featured_comment_" + data.id + " .ReplyComments").remove(); it's tied intimately to the notion that 'a man's house is his castle'... textarea.interval = setInterval(function() plugins:'a11yhelp,basicstyles,bidi,blockquote,button,clipboard,colorbutton,colordialog,dialogadvtab,div,enterkey,entities,filebrowser,find,flash,font,format,forms,horizontalrule,iframe,image,indent,justify,link,list,maximize,newpage,pagebreak,pastefromword,pastetext,popup,preview,print,removeformat,resize,save,smiley,showblocks,showborders,sourcearea,stylescombo,table,specialchar,tab,templates,toolbar,undo,wysiwygarea,wsc,archinect,wysiwygarea', }, 2500); buttons: ['bold', 'italic', 'lists', 'link'] $("#featured_comments_section #arc_featured_comment_" + data.id + " .FeaturedCommentMarker").remove(); pasteBlockTags: ['ul', 'ol', 'li', 'p'], scayt_autoStartup: false, And again, if you and other do not like it, you can change it. Anyway, enough with the rant.... does anyone have any thoughts, advice, anecdotes? How can letterhead be a problem? } With buildings, people can design and construct buildings without an architect. LB - yes, I have two degrees in architecture. return false; }); $(el).redactor('core.destroy'); I don't think Eric fell through the cracks, he is smarter than that. var id =arc_pathname( $(this).attr('href'), true); But he also does not call himself an architect, we call our firm an "architecture firm", which we legally allowed to do. $.ajax({ return false; plugins: ['imagemanager'], scayt_autoStartup: false, I am also a designer - graphics, web, etc. As for the fact that you can design without being licensed...that's GREAT! You may design buildings within certain size limitations without a license, but not many fit this limitation. //forcePasteAsPlainText: true, { success: function(result, status, xhr) } imageUpload: '/redactor/upload', var link = $(''); $('#StickyBanner').removeClass('fixed'); $(touch).addClass("BlockedComment").removeClass("FeaturedComment HiddenComment"); e.preventDefault(); (a) Use of the Term Architect: It shall be unlawful for any person to use a business name that includes as part of its title or description of services the term “architect,” “architecture,” or “architectural,” or any abbreviations or confusingly similar variations thereof, unless that person is a business entity wherein an architect is: 1) in management control of the professional services that are offered and provided by the business entity; and, 2) either the owner,a part-owner, an officer or an employee of the business entity. To answer M:space's query about experiences: I have a friend who interviewed for a house project and was first choice until the owner found out he was not registered. Subsequently, Coast drafted more detailed plans that included framing plans and section details. Even if you qualify based on your education and experience, you may have to enroll and complete this program. link.attr({ type: 'text/css', rel: 'stylesheet', href: '/css/archinect.chrome.mac.css?1', }); if (value > 0) (5) Technical assistance in the preparation of bid documents and agreements }, 700); "pullquote-right": { then i just need to inform the Nat'l Consortium of Advisor Bureaucrats (NCARB) of my desire to Advise people in other states. (Okay, maybe not, but at least a stiff fine.) Sound familiar? ranch house. }); else if (status == '30') } architect, architecture, or architectural. $(this).attr('href', full_modal_url); function arc_editor(el) { "subheading": { Pretty much anything wider than about 22'. height: 300, By 1800 standards you are currently an architect but not by todays. customConfig : '', mode: 'xml', forcePasteAsPlainText: true, imageUploadError: function(json, xhr) Someone mentioned residential work. }*/ })(jQuery); $(".ReplyHelp").remove(); { This makes me want to punch someone's face in, because essentially they are stating that one can design buildings (i.e., practice architecture) without a license, yet cannot call that architecture they've created "architecture". else if(status == 'flag') } } { arc_editor_423($('form.arc_ajax_comment .editor').attr('id')); success: function(data, status, xhr) Is only the ability to stamp drawings? Yes and no... it depends on the state and the size/scope of the project. }, }); the minimum (and they are truly minimum) standards put in place to safeguard that term are an extension of the entire notion of what constitutes a 'profession' in our society. Methinks this "protectionism" is mostly a state board issue ... not a decision of the profession per se. It is easy for people that pursued a traditional career path to say 'just take the exams', but for those that chose a more entrepreneurial path, that is just not possible. url: $(form).attr('action'), They aren't that hard. $(this).attr('full_modal_url', 1); extra_params = false; { "chat-answer": { { scrollTop: $('.arc_reply_comment_box').offset().top-200 }, This program is offered through the associations of architects in each province. pasteBlockTags: ['ul', 'ol', 'li', 'p'], }, M:Space, just be aware that this issue has been discussed here endlessly over the last four years...so some posters are tired of the conversation. buttons: ['html', 'format', 'bold', 'italic', 'underline', 'lists', 'link', 'image'],

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