Idaho State Board of Architectural Examiners
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho 83702-5642
(208) 334-3233

Minutes of SEPTEMBER 21, 2000

Sun Valley, Idaho

ROLL CALL: Present – Raymond Hudson; R.G. Nelson; Ronald Bevans; Nicholas Latham; Stan Cole

Absent - Alan Giltzow

ALSO PRESENT: Thomas Limbaugh, Bureau Chief; Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney – 9:45 a.m. via telephone; 

Richard Shanahan – 10:30 a.m.

Meeting called to order by Vice Chairman Raymond Hudson at 9:00 a.m. in The Sun Valley Lodge – Sage Room.

Moved by Mr. Bevans, seconded by Mr. Cole, that the minutes of 5/5/2000 be approved with the following correction: "Mr. Giltzow will begin gathering material for an annual newsletter report that he hopes to have out by September of this year", motion carried.

Mr. Limbaugh reviewed the financial report as of September 19, 2000 with the board. Mr. Bevans moved, seconded by Mr. Nelson, to approve the report, motion carried.

Mr. Limbaugh presented the Investigative Report dated September 18, 2000, prepared by John Kersey, Chief Investigator. To date, six (6) complaints have been received. Three (3) alleged unlawful advertising and have been closed by way of a Cease and Desist letter. One (1) remains open and under investigation. One was addressed by a report dated September 14, 2000, prepared by Kirsten L. Wallace, Deputy Attorney General.

Moved by Mr. Latham, seconded by Mr. Bevans, to approve the Investigative Report and the Recommendation of Kirsten L. Wallace, Deputy Attorney General, motion carried.

Mr. Nelson moved, seconded by Mr. Cole to approve and authorize the chairman to sign the Fiscal Year 2001 Contract between the Bureau of Occupational Licenses and the Idaho Board of Architectural Examiners, motion carried.

Mr. Hudson presented the ‘Draft Terms & Conditions’ prepared by NCARB under which the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) will by made available to applicants seeking registration in local jurisdictions. Any existing contracts between NCARB and states terminate June 30, 2001. Contracts will not be used thereafter. NCARB will continue to provide service for the use of the ARE. If any state wishes to discontinue the use of the ARE, reasonable notice must be given to NCARB.

The board asked Mr. Limbaugh to research the possibility and feasibility of the board placing a requirement of licensure statement in the Yellow Pages throughout the state.

The board reviewed the proposed Statute and Rule changes to go before the 2001 Legislative Session. Discussion was held on the term ‘Architectural Intern’ and it was noted that a Rule would need to be adopted following the Statute change. Mr. Bevans moved, seconded by Mr. Nelson, to approve the proposed Statute changes to Idaho Code 54-308 and Rule changes to Rule 300, motion carried.

Mr. Cole moved, seconded by Mr. Bevans, to approve Mr. Limbaugh’s attendance to the NCARB Administrators meeting in Washington D.C. on November 3 rd and 4 th . Travel expenses are to be paid by NCARB. Motion carried.


Discussion was held on the Interior Design program currently named Interior Architecture at The University of Idaho. There was no official response from The University of Idaho at the time of the meeting.


Mr. Nelson moved, seconded by Mr. Bevans, to authorize $3000.00 for Continuing Education for all Idaho licensed Architects for the further protection of the safety, health and welfare of the public. The $3000.00 will be paid to and distributed by the Association of Idaho Architects.

9:45 a.m. – Roger Hales, Administrative Attorney, joined the meeting via telephone.

The board questioned Mr. Hales on what personal liability a board member may hold for decisions made by the board. Mr. Hales will report to the Board with his findings.

The board discussed with Mr. Hales the legality of requiring three references as part of the Application for Endorsement. Mr. Hales referred to Idaho Code 54-302A.1(c). "The applicant pays the fees specified in section 54-304, Idaho Code, files an application with the board, upon a form prescribed by the board, containing such information satisfactory to the board concerning the applicant as the board considers pertinent." Mr. Hales stated that this code section authorizes the board to request references from applicants. Mr. Nelson moved, seconded by Mr. Cole, to revise the Application For Architect Licensure By Endorsement to make the following change: "Please attach current letters of reference from three (3) licensed architects not in the same firm as or employed by or an employee of the applicant addressing your character, training, and experience."

Mr. Nelson moved, seconded by Mr. Cole, to go into Executive Session pursuant to Idaho Code 67-2345(d). Motion carried.

Mr. Latham moved, seconded by Mr. Bevans, to come out of Executive Session, motion carried.

Mr. Hales attendance ended at 10:25 a.m.

10:30 a.m. Mr. Richard Shanahan introduced himself to the board for a personal interview to request the reinstatement of his license. Mr. Shanahan previously held an Idaho license that expired in 1981. Mr. Shanahan practiced in Montana from 1981 to 1986 then relocated his office to Arizona. He is currently practicing in Montana, is a member of AIA and is current in his Continuing Education requirements. Mr. Shanahan has paid the $980.00 exam fee and the $25.00 reinstatement fee.

Mr. Shanahan left the meeting.

Mr. Cole moved, seconded by Mr. Latham, to approve the licensure reinstatement of Mr. Richard Shanahan upon receipt of his $50.00 renewal fee, motion carried.

Applications were reviewed.

The next meeting was set for December 8, 2000 at 9:00 a.m.

Mr. Bevans moved, seconded by Mr. Cole to adjourn, motion carried. 11:50 a.m.



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