The Ohio Architects Board and the Ohio Landscape Architects Board are responsible for the regulation of the practices of architecture and landscape architecture in the State of Ohio. There are two boards, with one budget and one staff. The Ohio Architects Board was established in 1929 and the Ohio Landscape Architects Board was established in 1965.
The regulation of the two professions includes: issuing and renewing the licenses of properly qualified individuals; investigating complaints against licensees; monitoring compliance with mandatory continuing education requirements; and educating licensees and the consumers of the services provided by the board's licensees on the laws and rules that govern the practice of architecture and landscape architecture in Ohio and the board's role to promote and protect the health of the citizens of Ohio through effective regulation of the professions.
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New rules governing military licensing for Architects and Landscape Architects in the state of Ohio went into effect as of July 7, 2014. To access the updated rules, please visit the Laws and Rules section of this website. The Landscape Architect rule is number 4703:1-1-07 and the Architects rule is 4703-2-08.
Architect Monica Green, FAIA, Moreland Hills, has been appointed to the Ohio Architects Board by Governor John Kasich to a term expiring 10/2/2018. Green, who holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Kent State University, is a Principal, Specifications Writer & Sustainability Consultant with Westlake Reed Leskosky, Cleveland. Her CV is here.
Senate Bill 68, 130th General Assembly, made changes to Ohio’s laws and rules governing the practice of landscape architecture. A copy of SB 68 is available here.
Notable changes are:
The name of the board changed from the Ohio Board of Landscape Architect Examiners to the Ohio Landscape Architects Board.
AIA Ohio has created the AIA Ohio C.A.R.E.S. (Catalyst for Architectural Registration Exam Scholarship) program to reimburse economically challenged exam candidates for costs associated with taking and successfully passing the Architect Registration Exam (ARE).
These costs may include testing fees, study materials, etc. All Ohio residents actively taking the ARE are eligible. Each applicant is eligible for one grant for one division of ARE passed per calendar year.
The goal of the program is to encourage candidates experiencing financial hardship to continue to pursue registration. Applicants are required to complete the application in its entirety.
AIA Ohio Associate members are eligible for a $200 grant. All other applicants are eligible for a $100 grant.
This program has limited funding. Scholarships will be evaluated in the order received and awarded until the available funds are exhausted.
Click here for the online CARES Application
Amy Kobe, Hon AIA Executive Director
77 S. High Street, 16th Floor • Columbus, Ohio 43215-6108
Tel: (614) 466-2316