201 KAR 19:100. Individual seals; office titles

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/201/019/100.htm
Published: 2015

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      201 KAR 19:100.

Individual seals; office titles.





KRS 323.210


AND CONFORMITY: To describe the required seal acceptable to the board.


      Section 1.

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

the registrant.

      (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,



Smith, Architect

      (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,



and Engineers

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

      (c) STATEWIDE



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.

6-2-94; TAm