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The Ohio Architects Board and the Ohio Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects 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 Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects 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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Two changes to the architect’s Intern Development Program (IDP) go into effect December 16, 2013.
The changes are related to the employment duration requirement and eligibility requirement. Notably, the removal of the duration requirement will allow interns to earn IDP experience regardless of a project’s duration; and the eligibility requirement is being simplified to allow interns to begin earning credit upon graduation from high school.
Beginning December 16, 2013, the requirement for interns to work for a minimum of 15 hours per week for eight consecutive weeks to earn experience toward the IDP is eliminated. The elimination of this requirement recognizes that all experience gained through one of the experience settings is valid regardless of the time spent working on a project. The change will allow interns to earn work experience for short-term projects and/or experience obtained over a winter or summer break while in school.
After December 16, interns will simply need to obtain a high school diploma or equivalent to begin IDP. There are currently three points of entry to begin earning IDP experience: enrollment in a NAAB/CACB-accredited program, enrollment in a pre-professional architecture degree program, or employment in experience setting A after obtaining a high school diploma. Interns will now be able to earn experience straight out of high school. This also eliminates a burdensome paperwork requirement for firms and universities.
Tim Schmalenberger, PLA, FASLA, has been reappointed to the Ohio Board of Landscape Architect Examiners by Governor John Kasich to a term ending November 9, 2018. Schmalenberger has served on the Board since 2004. This will be Schmalenberger’s third term of service. The Board administers and enforces the licensing and practice of Landscape Architects in the State of Ohio.
Schmalenberger is a licensed Landscape Architect and Senior Managing Principal of MKSK, an urban design, landscape architecture, and planning firm with four offices in the Midwest. He has 33-years-experience in the profession and holds a B.S. from The Ohio State University in Landscape Architecture. He is Certified by the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards and is a member of the Ohio Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. He was elevated to an ASLA Fellow at the National Meeting held in Boston, MA in November 2013.
He resides in Hilliard with his wife and their three children.
Please note the following corrections to our Fall 2013 Newsletter. A revised edition is posted on the Newsletter page. We apologize for the errors.
New Landscape Architects
Nick Gilliland was omitted from the original list.
Anthony Hiti was fined $500, not $1500. He was short three or fewer hours of Continuing Education.
The last day for Landscape Architects to renew their licenses without penalty was October 31. A late renewal form is posted on the Forms page. In order for a Landscape Architect to renew late, proof of completion of the Continuing Education requirement must be included.
Architect renewal notices were mailed on Friday, November 1. If you do not receive a renewal form, contact the board office to have a duplicate emailed to you. The deadline for Architects to renew is December 31. Online renewal is not available for Architects. A blank renewal form is not available on the website, as the forms are personalized. Do not include proof of completion of the Continuing Education requirement with your renewal.
Should you have any questions about renewal, please contact the Board office.
Patrick Jay Beam, ASLA, of Lima, Ohio has been reappointed by Governor John Kasich to the Ohio Board of Landscape Architect Examiners.
This is Beam’s second term on the Board. He previously served from 2008 – 2012. His new term began on October 9, 2013 and extends through November 9, 2017.
Beam is a Registered Landscape Architect and a principal with Bassett Associates, Lima and is certified by the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards. He has been a Landscape Architect with Bassett Associates for more than thirty-five years and has extensive experience in all aspects of project management, design and production. Mr. Beam has a broad background in planning for housing, corporate facilities, healthcare facilities, higher education facilities, reclamation projects, urban planning, zoological & recreational parks and detailed horticultural facilities.
He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association, and the Ottawa River Coalition.
His community service activities include the Lima YMCA Design & Development and Building & Grounds Maintenance Committees. He coached youth soccer for the YMCA for 14 seasons. He is also active with St. Gerard Church and Lima Central Catholic High School.
He lives in Lima with his wife. They have three children and two grandchildren.
John P. Rademacher, AIA, of Cincinnati, has been named to the Ohio Architects Board by Governor John Kasich. He will serve a term beginning October 3, 2013 and ending on October 2, 2017.
Rademacher has worked in architecture, development and construction for more than 30 years. Currently he is a Principal at SFA Architects, Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he has worked for thirteen years. He is past president of AIA Cincinnati, and has served as a member of Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory’s Climate Protection Steering Committee.
Mr. Rademacher received a Bachelor’s of Architecture degree from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP). He is registered as an Architect in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).
Mr. Rademacher is active with the Boy Scouts of America, YMCA and is a youth coach for the St. Columban basketball program and the Queen City Wheels Lionhearts youth cycling team.
Mr. Rademacher has lived in the Greater Cincinnati area for 48 years and currently resides in Loveland with his wife and two children.
Renewal notices have been mailed for Landscape Architects. The deadline to renew is 10/31/2013. The fee is $125. The mandatory Continuing Education requirement must be completed prior to renewal (24 hours total, of which 16 hours must be HSW.)
If you did not receive your renewal notice in the mail, please contact Stephanie Happ at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
AIA Columbus will offers study sessions in 2013 for the Architect Registration Exam. Seven sessions will be offered, with one for each division of the ARE.
The first session, Construction Documents and Services, will be taught by Lane Beougher, AIA, on Saturday, March 16 at the Center for Architecture and Design, 50 W. Town St, Columbus, from 8 to noon.
AIA Associate members pay $15 per session ($75 for all seven sessions) and non-members pay $25 per session or $125 for all seven.
For more information, or to register, click here.
Licenses for Ohio Architects expire on 12/31/2013 and Landscape Architect licenses expire on 10/31/2013.
To verify the status of your license, click here to access the "License Verification" page. Please enter only your last and first name, or your record may not be located. For assistance, please contact the Board office.
Amy Kobe, CAE, Hon AIA Executive Director
77 S. High Street, 16th Floor • Columbus, Ohio 43215-6108
Tel: (614) 466-2316