Idaho State Board of Architectural Examiners
of September 20, 2002
Present - Nicholas Latham, Acting Chair
R. G. Nelson
D. Nels Reese
Jacobsen, Bureau Chief
meeting was called to order at 9:20 a.m. by Acting Chair, Nicholas Latham.
Stan Cole, Chair was absent due to his attendance at the NCARB Chairs
meeting in Denver, Colorado.
by Mr. Hudson that the minutes of May 1, 2002 meeting be approved as submitted.
Seconded by Mr. Gilzow, carried.
was held on the examination review for an Idaho candidate.
The candidate had declined a review of the site planning examination.
Jacobsen reported that the Governor had asked for a 3.5% holdback from general
fund agencies to help balance the budget. She
stated that though the holdback did not include dedicated fund agencies she was
submitting a smaller budget for the next fiscal year.
by Mr. Hudson that the Board go into executive session to discuss matters not
subject to public disclosure. Seconded
by Mr. Giltzow, carried.
by Mr. Nelson to leave executive session. Seconded
by Mr. Reese, carried.
Jacobsen distributed copies of the proposed legislation that would enable the
Board to require continuing education for renewal of licenses.
Discussion was held on the calendar for implementation of the continuing
education requirement. Rules for
continuing education will be discussed after legislation has been passed.
The Bureau will submit draft language of the proposed rule for the Board
to review and edit as needed. They
would like to review the draft and make any changes necessary prior to it being
posted on the Bureau's web page. Discussion
was held on the proposed legislation that will change the expiration date from
June 30th of each to the licensee’s date of birth.
The Board felt that a 45-day notice prior to expiration would be better
than a 60-day notice.
financial report was reviewed.
Moved by Mr. Nelson that the financial report be accepted. Seconded by Mr. Giltzow, carried.
contract for services between the Bureau and Board was reviewed.
Moved by Mr. Nelson that the contract be accepted and executed by the
Board Chair. Seconded by Mr.
Jacobsen gave a report from the NCARB Member Board Administrators meeting that
was held in Boston. She reported
that some states have prepared information packets that are being sent to area
high school programs at the sophomore level to prepare students for a career in
Architecture. Some states have put
together a scholarship program to assist in payment of examination fees for
interns that have met the examination qualifications. The Bureau will research whether the Board can appropriately
fund either of these programs. The
Board requested that this item be discussed further at the December meeting.
Nelson reported that some architect programs have or are in the process of
requiring a masters degree program of six years. He asked that the Board review the code requiring 8 years of
experience in lieu of an architectural degree.
A review done by Mr. Nelson indicates that 12 years of experience is the
average amount of experience in states which allow experience in lieu of a
degree. Discussion was held.
It was suggested that Board pursue this topic at the National meeting
with NAB. Colorado has dealt with
issue by requiring 3000 training units instead of years of experience.
by Mr. Giltzow to convene in executive session to discuss matters not subject to
public disclosure. Seconded by Mr.
by Mr. Hudson to leave executive session. Seconded
by Mr. Reese, carried.
Nelson reported that he had received a phone call asking whether or not an
architect could stamp mechanical drawing. He
further reported that he replied by stating that yes, an architect could stamp
mechanical provided he was the author for the drawing and is willing to take
responsibility. Discussion was
held. The Board concurred with Mr.
was held on the manner in which investigations are handled and reported.
Ms. Jacobsen assured the Board the investigative reports would be
informative in the future.
reconvened at 1:30 p.m.
from G. Honanie was reviewed requesting waiver of the reinstatement penalty on
the renewal of his license. Moved
by Mr. Gilzow that the request be denied on the basis that the Board does not
have the authority to waive fees. Seconded
by Mr. Hudson, carried.
was reviewed. TBAE newsletter had a
continuing education log included that the Board felt may be useful as a model
for the Board's once continuing education becomes a requirement for renewal of
licenses. The Board also requested
that the Bureau maintain a file of correspondence offering coursework for
by Mr. Giltzow that all supervisors, employers and mentors be mailed a copy of
NCARB's Mentor Guidelines along with a cover letter commending them for their
support. Seconded by Mr. Reese,
was held on the proposed legislation for Landscape Architects.
Moved by Mr. Reese that the Bureau initiate discussion with the Board of
Landscape Architects regarding the draft proposal.
Seconded by Mr. Giltzow, carried.
Board was presented with a sample of the wall certificates that can be prepared
at the Bureau by using the new system designs.
The Board would like to keep the original wall certificates and the use
of hand caligraphy as they felt the work and dedication that goes into obtaining
an architecture license warranted the expense.
of Files - Moved by Mr. Giltzow that the Board seek legal advise on the
licensure of ARCA-984154 and that an investigation be initiated regarding
unlicensed practice. Seconded by
Mr. Nelson, carried.
that Mr. Nelson that the Board be reimbursed for Thursday and Friday because of
the length of the Board meeting. Seconded
by Mr. Reese, carried.
meeting will be held on December 20, 2002.
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