201 KAR 19:100.
Individual seals; office titles.
RELATES TO: KRS
AND CONFORMITY: To describe the required seal acceptable to the board.
Individual Seals Required. Each architect registered for practice within the
Commonwealth of Kentucky shall sign, date and imprint with his seal all
documents prepared by him or under his supervision, and shall secure and use
for this purpose a seal of the following design:
(1) Two (2) concentric
(a) The outer circle
to be one and nine-sixteenths (1 9/16) inches in diameter and the inner circle
to one (1) inch in diameter.
(b) The upper
portion of the annular space between the two (2) circles shall bear the name of
(c) The lower
portion of the annular space shall bear the word "Architect."
(d) The space
enclosed by the inner circle shall be divided into an upper and lower half.
1. The upper portion
shall consist of three (3) lines, the word "Registered," then the abbreviation
"No.," and then the number of the certificate of the registrant.
2. The lower portion
shall contain, in three (3) lines, the words "Commonwealth of
(2) It shall be
permissible to combine the names and registration numbers of two (2) or more
registered architects from the same office on one (1) seal. The names of any
persons who are not registered architects on any such combination shall not be
(3) It shall be made
clear, by proper use of seal that only those who are licensed architects in
Kentucky are in charge and fully responsible for the work involved.
Section 2. Office
and Firm Names. (1) Title blocks and firm names used in connection with the
practice of architecture in this state shall not be misleading nor infer that
unlicensed persons are architects, and only those registered to practice in
Kentucky shall be so designated as architects.
(2) A firm name may
be used without all members being registered if those architects who are
licensed in Kentucky have the title "architect" applied only to them
in subheadings or subtitles in defining the practice of the firm. Examples:
(a) SMITH, JONES,
MILLER & MOORE
(Where Smith and
Jones are both architects in their own state but only Albert Smith is licensed
in Kentucky and is fully responsible for work in this state); or
(b) SMITH, JONES,
MILLER & MOORE, Inc.
Albert Smith, Architect Carl
Miller, Mech. Engr.
Robert Jones, Architect
John Moore, Struct. Engr.
(Where all are licensed
in Kentucky in the professions indicated); or
Jones, Architect John Davis, Mech. Engr.
Smith, Architect Alan Moore, Manager
(Where Jones and
Smith are both licensed in Kentucky and the firm has other members they wish to
include in their office title).
Section 3. Sample
forms of the prescribed seal are incorporated by reference and may be obtained
from the Kentucky Board of Architects, 155 East Main Street, Suite 300, Lexington,
Kentucky 40507, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (BERA:R 6; 1
Ky.R. 1247; eff. 7-2-75; Am. 17 Ky.R. 1792; eff. 12-14-90; 20 Ky.R. 2885; eff.