TO: Idaho State Board of
FROM: John Kersey, Chief Investigator
SUBJECT: Complaint Investigation Report
Year 2003. One (1) complaint has been received to date, and it remains under
Fiscal Year 2002. Two (2) complaints were received and both remain under investigation.
Fiscal Year 2001. Nine (9) complaints were received. Of those; one (1) remains under investigation or legal review. The closed complaints are detailed below.
Fiscal Year 2000. One (1) complaint remains under investigation.
Complainant alleged respondent advertised
"architecture" on letterhead. A search of BOL records failed to show a
license for the individual. Investigation
revealed the respondent, upon BOL investigator contact, made immediate changes
to advertising. The BOL received a new business card from the respondent. Case
was closed without further action.
Complainant alleged respondent was unethical
regarding a contractual assignment. Respondent demanded payment
for services prior to delivering finished product. The BOL received a letter
from the complainant advising that the situation with the respondent had been
resolved and requested that the complaint be withdrawn.
Complainant alleged practice prior to
licensure in Idaho. Respondent was in the process of making application for licensure
during the investigation. No evidence was discovered to support the allegations.
Case was closed without action. Respondent was issued an Idaho license on
ARC-L1-3-2001-5 Closed 10/11/2001 Complainant alleged the school's drafting class is preparing project plans for a remodel of a public building. Investigation revealed the school's drafting class was not aware of the laws & rules governing the practice of architecture. When contacted by the BOL investigator they immediately stopped the project. Case was closed with warning letters.
Respondent admitted to a violation of failing
to obtain CEUs for another jurisdiction. Respondent had entered into consent
order for said violation. Idaho license remains in good standing. Case closed
ARC-L1A-3-2001-7 Closed 12/12/2001 Complainant alleged respondent was practicing without benefit of licensure. An article appeared in a local trade magazine in which the respondent was referred to as a " local architect". Investigation revealed the respondent was employed by a local architectural firm and was fully aware of the laws & rules. The publication was at fault for labeling the respondent as an architect. Case was closed with a warning letter.
ARC-L1A-2-2001-4 Closed 12/12/2001 Complainant alleged respondent used "architectural" in advertising on business cards. Investigation revealed respondent is not a licensed architect. Respondent immediately made appropriate corrections by removing any reference to architects. Case closed with a warning letter.
Complainant alleged unlicensed practice.
Investigation revealed respondent had prepared plans for a large outbuilding/garage.
The builder had submitted the plans to the local authorities to obtain a
building permit. Investigation revealed no violations of the ARC act and the
case was closed without action.
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