(a) Each registrant must obtain a seal of a design authorized by the board bearing the registrant’s name, the legend registered architect, the words State of Alabama, and the registrant’s license registration number.

Terms Used In Alabama Code 34-2-35

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: includes a corporation as well as a natural person. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 1-1-1

(b) Nothing in this chapter shall prevent a registered architect from being employed by a person, firm, partnership, corporation, or professional corporation.

(c) Plans, specifications, plates, and reports, and all documents prepared by an architect which are issued by a registrant must be stamped with the seal during the life of a registrant’s certificate.

(d) It shall be unlawful for anyone to stamp or seal any document with the seal after the certificate or the registrant named thereon has expired or been suspended or revoked.

(e) It shall be unlawful for an architect or any other individual to stamp, to cause to be stamped, or to allow to be stamped any document or documents which were not prepared under the responsible control of the registered architect whose stamp is to be affixed thereon.

(f) On or after July 22, 1987, it shall be unlawful: (1) to practice architecture in a branch office not under the day-to-day supervision of a registered architect, or (2) for an architect to falsely represent himself or herself as being in responsible control of architectural work or to permit his or her seal, or facsimile thereof, to be used by another for any purpose. Violations shall be penalized as provided in Section 34-2-36.

(Acts 1979, No. 79-676, p. 1198, §6; Acts 1987, No. 87-544, p. 830, §3; Act 2010-501, p. 796, §1; Act 2010-534, p. 894, §1.)