§ 544A.1 Practice regulated — creation of architectural examining board.
§ 544A.2 Officers
§ 544A.3 Records — roster.
§ 544A.4 Report
§ 544A.5 Duties
§ 544A.8 Qualification for licensure
§ 544A.9 Licensure
§ 544A.10 Renewals
§ 544A.11 Fees
§ 544A.12 Expenses — compensation.
§ 544A.13 Revocation or suspension
§ 544A.15 Unlawful practice — violations — criminal and civil penalties — consent agreement.
§ 544A.16 Definitions
§ 544A.17 When not applicable
§ 544A.18 Exceptions
§ 544A.20 Injunction
§ 544A.21 Practice by business entities
§ 544A.25 Applicant — civil rights — moral character.
§ 544A.26 Public members
§ 544A.27 Disclosure of confidential information
§ 544A.28 Seal required
§ 544A.29 Rules
§ 544A.30 Registered architects

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 544A - Licensed Architects

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Architect: means a person qualified to engage in the practice of architecture who holds a current valid license under the laws of this state. See Iowa Code 544A.16
  • Board: means the architectural examining board established in section 544A. See Iowa Code 544A.16
  • Construction: means physical alteration of a building or improvement of real estate, and includes new construction, enlargements, or additions to existing construction, and alterations, renovation, remodeling, restoration, preservation, or other material modification to and within existing construction. See Iowa Code 544A.16
  • Construction documents: means the drawings, specifications, technical submissions, and other documents upon which construction is based. See Iowa Code 544A.16
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Direct supervision and responsible charge: means an architect's personal supervisory control of work as to which the architect has detailed professional knowledge. See Iowa Code 544A.16
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Good moral character: means a reputation for trustworthiness, honesty, and adherence to professional standards of conduct. See Iowa Code 544A.16
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • License: means the license issued to an architect by the board. See Iowa Code 544A.16
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Observation of construction site progress: means intermittent visitation to the construction site by an architect or the architect's employee for the purpose of general familiarity with the progress and quality of the construction and general conformance of the construction to the construction documents and general compliance with the applicable building codes. See Iowa Code 544A.16
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Practice of architecture: means performing, or offering to perform, professional architectural services in connection with the design, preparation of construction documents, or construction of one or more buildings, structures, or related projects, and the space within and surrounding the buildings or structures, or the addition to or alteration of one or more buildings or structures, which buildings or structures have as their principal purpose human occupancy or habitation, if the safeguarding of life, health, or property is concerned or involved, unless the buildings or structures are excepted from the requirements of this chapter by section 544A. See Iowa Code 544A.16
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Professional architectural services: means consultation, investigation, evaluation, programming, planning, preliminary design and feasibility studies, designs, drawings, specifications and other technical submissions, administration of construction contracts, observation of construction site progress, or other services and instruments of service related to architecture. See Iowa Code 544A.16
  • Professional consultant: means a person who is required by the laws of this state to hold a current and valid certificate of registration or license in the field of the person's professional practice, and who is employed by the architect to perform, or who offers to perform professional services as a consultant to the architect, in connection with the design, preparation of construction documents or other technical submissions, or construction of one or more buildings or structures, and the space within and surrounding the buildings or structures. See Iowa Code 544A.16
  • Programming: means the identification, verification, and analysis of the architectural requirements precedent to the planning and design of a building or structure. See Iowa Code 544A.16
  • property: includes personal and real property. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Rule: includes "regulation". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • seal: shall include an impression upon the paper alone, or upon wax, a wafer affixed to the paper, or an official stamp of a notarial officer as provided in chapter 9B. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Signature: includes an electronic signature as defined in section 554D. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Technical submissions: means the designs, drawings, sketches, specifications, details, studies, and other technical reports, including construction documents, prepared in the course of the practice of architecture. See Iowa Code 544A.16
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • year: means twelve consecutive months. See Iowa Code 4.1