Statute Changes In Effect
The legislature approved changes to NCGS 83A. Sections 83A-2, 83A-7, 83A-11 included minor housekeeping changes. However, section 83A-13 (c) includes significant changes to exemptions as follows in red:
(c) Nothing in this Chapter shall be construed to require an architectural license for the preparation, sale, or furnishing of plans, specifications and related data, or for the supervision of construction pursuant thereto, where the building, buildings, or project involved is in one of the following categories:
(1) A family residence, up to eight units attached with grade level exit, which is not a part of or physically connected with any other buildings or residential units;
(2) A building upon any farm for the use of any farmer, unless the building is of such nature and intended for such use as to substantially involve the health or safety of the public;
(3) An institutional or commercial building if it does not have a total value exceeding two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000);
(4) An institutional or commercial building if the total building area does not exceed 3,000 square feet in gross floor area;
(5) Alteration, remodeling, or renovation of an existing building that is exempt under this section, or alteration, remodeling, or renovation of an existing building or building site that does not alter or affect the structural system of the building; change the building’s access or exit pattern; or change the live or dead load on the building’s structural system. This subdivision shall not limit or change any other exemptions to this Chapter or to the practice of engineering under Chapter 89C of the General Statutes;
(6) The preparation and use of details and shop drawings, assembly or erection drawings, or graphic descriptions utilized to detail or illustrate a portion of the work required to construct the project in accordance with the plans and specifications prepared or to be prepared under the requirements or exemptions of this Chapter.
(c1) Notwithstanding subdivisions (c)(3) and (4) of this section, a commercial building project with a total value of less than two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) and a total project area of less than 3,000 square feet shall be exempt from the requirement for a professional architectural seal.
NC Board of Architecture Makes CE Available
The North Carolina Board of Architecture has created an opportunity for all North Carolina resident architect licensees to fulfill their continuing education obligations.
In a partnership with AIA North Carolina the Board has underwritten part of the creation of the ASPIRE On-Demand web site and will make the content of the 2020 ASPIRE Conference available to any NC licensee needing to fulfill their remaining credit obligation for the year.
Should you need additional education credits please contact Maggie Whittemore at AIA North Carolina, email@example.com, for individualized access to the ASPIRE On-Demand web site.
December 2020 Newsletter
The latest Board of Architecture Newsletter can be found here.
The President’s Message
From the Executive Director’s Desk
The Enforcement Report
Board HoldS New Architect Luncheon ‘Virtually’
Annually the Board holds a luncheon to honor newly licensed architects by exam. This year it was held via Zoom! Cathe Evans, Executive Director and the Board members enlightened the new architects on the rules and laws, the purpose of the Board among other topics. Click here for more more details.
Board office moves to new location
After almost 30 years at 127 W. Hargett St, the Board office has moved to a new location! While we are not currently permitting visitors, please update your records. We hope to see you very soon.
Two Hanover Square
434 Fayetteville St Suite 2005
Raleigh, NC 27601
Board Elects New Officers
The following officers were elected for 2020-2021
Katherine Peele, FAIA – President
Cathy Morrison, AIA – Vice President
Steve Clipp, AIA – Treasurer
Fred Dodson, Jr. – Secretary
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the North Carolina Board of Architecture has adjusted its work policies and operations to protect the health and safety of our staff, Board members, the general public and licensees. Effective immediately, the Board office at 127 W. Hargett St #304, Raleigh will be closed to the public. The Board staff has instituted a remote work policy. We have technology in place to allow Board operations continue without interruption.
All forms, rules and laws and general board information can be found on the web site www.ncbarch.org
For questions related to Continuing Education and Firm Registration, contact Tyler Barrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 984-328-1145
For all other questions regarding individual licensure or general information contact Julie Piatek at email@example.com or 984-328-1161
For Cathe Evans, Executive Director email firstname.lastname@example.org or 984-328-1144.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this crisis.
The Board of Architecture Offices will be closed December 24-26, 2019 in observance of Christmas.
On September 1, 2019 rule 21 NCAC 02 0211 will be repealed. The Board has issued a policy statement on NCGS 83A-13 found here.
Board of Architecture NEW PHONE NUMBER
As of Thursday May 23, 2019, the North Carolina Board of Architecture Phone number is 984-328-1161. Please update your records accordingly.