NC Board of Architecture Position Statement on HB 858 – Interior Designers
At its meeting on May 10, 2019 the North Carolina Board of Architecture met and discussed House Bill 858 – “An act to establish a framework for the voluntary registration of individuals in the profession of interior design and to allow registered professional interior designers to obtain permits from local governments”. The Board has issued the following statement:
It is the opinion of the North Carolina Board of Architecture that the path to professional licensure for interior designers, including the professional responsibly of public health, safety and welfare would be most appropriate as a joint board with the architects, as has been successful in other states. It is noted that HB 858, as written, does not have a governing board of licensees in any advisory capacity nor has there been a fiscal note only on the consequences of the misdemeanor provision.
Since 1915 North Carolina Board of Architecture has regulated the practice of architecture including the design, construction and alteration of buildings in North Carolina. Over that time the Board has worked cooperatively with the building inspectors, Building Code Council, professional engineers and general contractors. If interior design is licensed as a profession, the board anticipates that it would work cooperatively with them as licensed professionals. The Board does express the view that having a governing board of licensees has been beneficial in creating and promoting this pattern of cooperation.
Notice of Repeal of rule 21 NCAC 02 .0211 Unauthorized Practice
Notice is hereby given in accordance with G.S. 150B-21.2 that the Board of Architecture intends to repeal the rule cited as 21 NCAC 02 .0211.
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.17, the Codifier has determined that publication of the complete text of the rules proposed for repeal is impractical. The text of the repealed rules is accessible on the OAH Website: http://reports.oah.state.nc.us/ncac.asp
The notice of text for 21 NCAC 02 .0211 is found here: Notice of Text
North Carolina Board of Architecture welcomes Walter Sawyer, AIA, NCARB
Governor Roy Cooper has appointed Walter Sawyer, AIA, NCARB, to a five-year term on the Board of Architecture. Sawyer, a graduate of North Carolina State University, is a principal with 310 Architecture + Interiors. He is a true expert in construction documents, building codes and contract administration, Walter has received multiple, regional first place awards from the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) for producing drawings and specifications that are technically superior. He has earned a reputation in the field for smoothly and successfully managing complex, large-scale and budget sensitive projects. Walter provides quality assurance on all projects at 310, and ensures the technical accuracy of the firm’s design documents. As we welcome Walter to the Board, we bid a fond farewell to Robert Bishop as he completes five years of service for the Board of Architecture. Many thanks to Robert for his service.
February 2019 Newsletter Now Available
Columns Newsletter for February 2019 features the following articles:
President’s Message – Is your consulting architect properly licensed? Congratulations to newly licensed individuals. NCBA to attend the NCARB Regional Summit.
Executive Director’s Message – Continuing Education Audits.
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Due to unsafe road conditions, the Board office will open at approximately Noon on December 11, 2018. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.
Board office closed
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Special Board Meeting
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Special Edition of Columns Newsletter
Please review the Special Edition of Columns for information and reminders about Continuing Education requirements.
Firm Renewal Notice to be Sent
Notice of renewal for firms will be sent out on November 1, 2018. Please be sure that your firm EMAIL and contact person information is up to date. Should you have any questions about firm renewals please contact Tyler Barrick at email@example.com . All active firm licenses will expire on December 31, 2018, regardless of issue date.