Congratulations to Architects Licensed by Examination! Since the last posting of our newsletter, the following licensed architects registered with the Kentucky Board as their base jurisdiction have recently met the requirements of KRS 323 and KAR 201, Chapter 19, specifically 1) a NAAB accredited professional degree from a school or college of architecture, 2) successful completion of the NCARB Intern Development Program and 3) successful passage of the Architect Registration Examination administered by NCARB.
Newly Licensed Architects
Architects - Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the practice of Architecture?
A: The practice of architecture is the rendering or offering to render certain services in connection with the design and construction of a structure or group of structures which have as their principal purpose human habitation or use, and the utilization of space within and surrounding such structures. The services include planning, providing preliminary studies, designs, drawings and specifications, and administration of construction contracts.
Q: What is Contract Administration?
A: Administration of construction contracts means:
- Conducting periodic site visits;
- Reviewing shop drawings and reviewing other submittals required of the contractor by the terms of the construction contract documents;
- Reporting to the owner any violations of applicable building codes and any substantial deviations from the contract documents that the architect observes; or
- Reporting to the building official any violations of applicable building codes that the architect observes.
Q: Is a license required before starting a project in Kentucky?
A: Except as otherwise provided in KRS 323.031 or KRS 323.033, no person shall practice architecture in the Commonwealth of Kentucky without first obtaining a license under the provisions of KRS 323, its purpose being to safeguard the life, health, property and welfare of the public. Further, only persons licensed under KRS 323 may be styled or known as architects in Kentucky, or use any words or letters or assume any titles or description rending to convey the impression that they are architects. This would include erroneous references in proposals or marketing efforts.
Q: What buildings require the services of Architects?
A: Refer to www.lrc.ky.gov/KRS/323-00/033.PDF
Q: What are frequently used abbreviations?
A: Frequently used abbreviations include:
- ARE® - Architect Registration Examination®
- NCARB - National Council for Architectural Registration Boards
- IDP - Intern Development Program
- PDU - Professional Development Unit
- KRS - Kentucky Revised Statutes
- KAR - Kentucky Administrative Regulation
- NAAB - National Architectural Accrediting Board
- CID - Kentucky Certified Interior Designer (same as KYCID)
Q: When is my architectural renewal license due?
A: June 30 of each calendar year.
Q: How much is my annual renewal fee?
A: $125 annually
Q: Is continuing education required for architects?
A: Yes. 12 Professional Development Units are required. Eight PDUs are required to be ‘health, safety & welfare’ subject activities. Refer to http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/kar/201/019/087.htm for more information.
Q: How do I obtain a list of Architects?
A: For a list of Architects, please contact the Board office at (859) 246-2069.