Architects

ORS 671.010
Definitions for ORS 671.010 to 671.220


As used in ORS 671.010 (Definitions for ORS 671.010 to 671.220) to 671.220 (Civil penalties), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1)

“Architect” means an individual qualified and registered to practice architecture under ORS 671.010 (Definitions for ORS 671.010 to 671.220) to 671.220 (Civil penalties), a consulting architect or a foreign architect.

(2)

“Board” means the State Board of Architect Examiners.

(3)

“Building” means any structure consisting of foundations, floors, walls and roof, having footings, columns, posts, girders, beams, joists, rafters, bearing partitions, or a combination of any number of these parts, with or without other parts or appurtenances thereto.

(4)

“Consulting architect” means a person who is licensed or registered by a jurisdiction in the United States or Canada to use the title of “Architect” and engage in the unlimited practice of architecture and who is not subject to practice restrictions as the result of disciplinary action by any architect licensing or registration board.

(5)

“Firm” means a corporation, limited liability company or partnership operating under a corporate or assumed business name and engaging in the provision of architectural services.

(6)

“Foreign architect” means a person who is licensed or registered by a country other than the United States or Canada to use the title of “Architect” and engage in the unlimited practice of architecture and who is not subject to practice restrictions as a result of disciplinary action by the architect licensing or registration board issuing the license or registration.

(7)

“Practice of architecture” means the planning, designing or observing of the erection, enlargement or alteration of any building or of any appurtenance thereto other than exempted buildings.

(8)

“Registered professional engineer” has the meaning given that term in ORS 672.002 (Definitions for ORS 672.002 to 672.325).

(9)

“State building code” has the meaning given that term in ORS 455.010 (Definitions for ORS chapter 455). [Amended by 1957 c.408 §1; 1961 c.585 §1; 1977 c.803 §1; 2003 c.763 §1; 2013 c.196 §1]

Notes of Decisions

Practice of architecture does not include making of contract for architectural services. Friedman v. Mt. Village, Inc., 55 Or App 1018, 640 P2d 1037 (1982), Sup Ct review denied

Individual who prepared plans and specifications for classroom addition to school did not qualify for licensing exemption where plans were merely reviewed by engineer who then put engineer's stamp on documents. Merrill v. Board of Architect Examiners, 300 Or 34, 706 P2d 556 (1985)

Under 2001 version of statute, "practice of architecture" includes preparation of building plans and designs that are never used in construction of building. Davis v. Board of Architect Examiners, 222 Or App 370, 193 P3d 1019 (2008)

Where respondents, who were not licensed to practice architecture in Oregon but who described their services as architecture services, created master plan drawings for commercial shopping center buildings that conformed to applicable laws and regulations, respondents' actions constituted "practice of architecture" as used in this section. Twist Architecture v. Board of Architect Examiners, 361 Or 507, 395 P3d 574 (2017)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Preparing plans for exempt structure as practice of architecture, (1979) Vol 40, p 69


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