Session Law Allows for Registration of Interior Designers
On July 8, 2021, Governor Roy Cooper approved SB 188 An Act to Allow For Registration of Interior Designers and Modify the North Carolina Board of Architecture.
Over the next few months, the Board will make the transition to become the Board of Architecture and Registered Interior Designers. The Board staff will be implementing a myriad of changes, including those to our database, forms, administrative procedures, rules and website.
If you have questions related to becoming a registered interior designer, please email Cathe Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org. Forms are not yet available, but we anticipate an announcement sometime after October 1, 2021.
Building code officials who may have questions can also contact Cathe Evans at email@example.com . The Board and stakeholders are studying the new statutory wording and plan address concerns that may arise. We hope to have a guidance document similar to the Seal Brochure published by the end of the year.
We appreciate your patience as we make these changes to our processes.
August 2021 Board Newsletter Now Available
The August 2021 Board of Architecture Newsletter is now available. Some highlights are:
2021-2022 Renewal Notices – Due by June 30
Renewal for 2021-2022 is due by June 30, 2021. All licenses expire on June 30, regardless of when they were issued. Please be sure to renew your license by June 30 to avoid late fees or disciplinary action.
2021-2022 Renewal Notices to be Sent on May 15, 2021
Notice of renewal will be emailed to all architects who have an active license on May 15, 2021. Licenses must be renewed by July 1, 2021 in order to avoid expiration on June 30th. Please be sure to check your email for your renewal notice and instructions on renewing on line. If you wish to renew by mail, please use the 21-22_renewal form. Questions related to renewal should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about continuing education should be sent to Tyler Barrick at email@example.com
If you are completely retired from the practice of architecture and no longer need a license to practice, you may qualify for Emeritus Status. This status is reserved for individuals who are no longer offering or rendering architectural services in any way whatsoever. If you are interested in Emeritus Status contact Cathe Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may apply using this form.
Board Office Now Open by Appointment Only
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 April 7, 2021, the Board office at 434 Fayetteville St, Suite 2005, Raleigh, NC 27601 is open to the public by appointment only. The Board staff has instituted a remote work policy. We have technology in place to allow Board operations continue without interruption. We suggest that any items that must be sent to the Board office be sent via USPS.
All forms, rules and laws and general board information can be found on the web site www.ncbarch.org The Board office phone number is 984-328-1161. Please leave a message and your call will be returned ASAP.
For questions related to Continuing Education and Firm Registration, contact Tyler Barrick at email@example.com
For all other questions regarding individual licensure or general information contact Julie Piatek at firstname.lastname@example.org
For Cathe Evans, Executive Director email email@example.com
Inquiries related to official complaints, rules or laws or from Building Code Officials should be directed to Cathe Evans.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this crisis.