Architects

ORS 671.041
Provision of architectural services by corporate firm

  • reciprocity
  • rules


(1)

As used in this section, “corporate firm” includes a domestic private corporation, foreign private corporation, domestic cooperative corporation, foreign cooperative corporation, domestic professional corporation and foreign professional corporation.

(2)

A firm may engage in the provision of architectural services in this state under a corporate or assumed business name if:

(a)

At least two-thirds of the board of directors of a corporate firm, or owners having at least a two-thirds ownership interest in a noncorporate firm, are registered or licensed as architects or as engineers in any jurisdiction recognized by rule of the State Board of Architect Examiners or the State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying;

(b)

At least one-third of the board of directors of a corporate firm or owners having at least a one-third ownership interest in a noncorporate firm are architects registered or licensed in any jurisdiction recognized by rule of the State Board of Architect Examiners;

(c)

All persons in charge of the practice of architecture in this state for the firm are:

(A)

Members of the board of directors or owners of the firm;

(B)

Regularly employed in the office of the firm that directs and has supervisory control of the practice of architecture in this state; and

(C)

Registered as architects under ORS 671.010 (Definitions for ORS 671.010 to 671.220) to 671.220 (Civil penalties);

(d)

The corporate or assumed business name does not include the surname of an individual who is not presently or was not previously associated in the practice of architecture or engineering in this state or in any jurisdiction recognized by rule of the State Board of Architect Examiners or the State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying with the named entity or with the members or predecessors of the named entity; and

(e)

The corporate or assumed business name identifies the firm as being engaged in the provision of architectural services.

(3)

A firm must register with the State Board of Architect Examiners before the firm may provide architectural services. A firm must file a renewal of the registration as provided by rule of the board.

(4)

All professional documents issued by the firm that are required by ORS 671.010 (Definitions for ORS 671.010 to 671.220) to 671.220 (Civil penalties) to bear the stamp of an architect must bear the stamp of the architect responsible for the preparation of the documents and bear the corporate or assumed business name of the firm.

(5)

Notwithstanding subsections (2) and (3) of this section, a professional corporation that existed on September 29, 1991, may engage in the provision of architectural services if the stockholders owning a majority of the stock of the corporation are registered as architects under ORS 671.010 (Definitions for ORS 671.010 to 671.220) to 671.220 (Civil penalties) or professional engineers under ORS 672.002 (Definitions for ORS 672.002 to 672.325) to 672.325 (Civil penalties).

(6)

In adopting rules required by this section, the State Board of Architect Examiners or the State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying shall recognize jurisdictions that enforce requirements for registration or licensing of architects or engineers that are substantially equal to the requirements for registration of architects or engineers in this state. [1969 c.596 §2 (enacted in lieu of 671.040); 1971 c.587 §2; 1977 c.803 §4; 1985 c.764 §2; 1991 c.910 §3; 1995 c.327 §§ 1,6; 2013 c.196 §5]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Permissible titles of relationship, (1976) Vol 37, p 1120


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