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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.

Important News and Announcements
Firm Renewal Period Has Ended - Wednesday, July 01, 2015

The renewal period for the Firm Certificate of Authorization has ended. Applications received in the office which are not postmarked on or before June 30 will be returned. As there is no grace period, a New Firm Certificate of Authorization is required, along with a fee of $125. The form can be downloaded here.

Medina Township Fire Station Request for Qualifications - Monday, June 22, 2015








Medina Township, Ohio is seeking Statements of Qualifications from qualified Architects interested in providing architectural services for a new Fire Station to be located at 3803 Huffman Road.


Interested Architects or Architectural firms are invited to obtain a copy of the Request for Statement of Qualification from Medina Township Town Hall 3799 Huffman Road, Medina, Ohio Monday thru Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.


The Architect shall provide six (6) copies of the proposal or two (2) copies with an electronic copy in a .pdf format.


The intent of this request is to have the architectural firms under consideration provide services relating to the planning, design and estimation of cost for a new fire station and demolition of the existing fire station.


Medina Township will evaluate submissions and reserves the right to interview selected Architects as deemed appropriate. Confirmation of the presentation schedule and additional information will be provided to short listed firms at a later date. The Interview Team will consist of the Board of Trustees, Fiscal Officer, Fire Chief and any other Individual(s) the Board of Trustees believe critical to the interview process.


Copies of the proposals shall be clearly marked “Request for Qualifications – Architectural Services” and submitted by 12:00 Noon on July 30, 2015 either by mail, courier or in person to:


             Linda DeHoff

             Medina Township Fiscal Officer

             3799 Huffman Road

             Medina, Ohio 44256


Medina Township Reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals and to waive any informalities or irregularities. Medina Township reserves the right to accept the proposal deemed most advantageous and in the best interest of the Township.


The Architect must assure Medina Township that it is an equal opportunity employer and that it does not and will not discriminate in any fashion in regard to race, sex, national origin, political affiliation, disability (handicap), military service or age where protected by law or any other non-merit or not occupational related factors.


Additional information concerning the submission of proposals may be obtained by calling Mark Crumley, Fire Chief for Medina Township at 330-723-6900.


                                        Medina Township Board of Trustees

                                        Ken DeMichael, Chariman

                                        Bill Ostmann, Vice-Chairman

                                        Ray Jarrett, Trustee

                                        06/24/15, 07/07/15

Looking for an ARE Study Course? - Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Are you an ARE candidate looking for a study course? Various Ohio components of the American Institute of Architects offer low cost study courses. These classes are open to both members and non-members. For a complete 2015 schedule, please visit the AIA Ohio website here: ARE Study Calendar. Then contact the appropriate AIA component to sign up!

Employment Opportunity at Board of Building Standards - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Ohio Board of Building Standards is seeking a qualified architect or engineer to join its technical support staff. The Board of Building Standards formulates and adopts rules governing the erection, construction, repair, alteration, and maintenance of all buildings or classes of buildings specified in Section 3781.06 of the Ohio Revised Code. The Board also governs the installation of equipment and materials used in these buildings. Information can be found here.

When Does My License Expire? - Wednesday, December 31, 2014

We've received several calls and emails about license renewal. However, 2014 is not a renewal year for Ohio Architects or Landscape Architects. All Ohio Architect licenses are valid through 12/31/2015. Landscape Architect licenses are good through 12/31/2016.


Architects should check their records and make sure they are on track to complete their 2014 CE requirement. Architects are responsible for completing 12 HSW Continuing Education hours every calendar year. There is no carry-over from year to year.


Landscape Architects should complete 24 hours, of which 16 must be HSW hours, before 12/31/2016. 


Please visit the Continuing Education page of the Board's website for more details on the CE requirements.

OFCC Announces Construction Conference - Wednesday, June 03, 2015

The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) has announced its annual construction conferences.


The one‐day events, conducted on 4 separate days at regional locations around the state, bring together the entire construction community, including public owners, architects and engineers, construction managers, contractors, consultants, and specialty service providers. The program is designed not only to provide information on the process for OFCC‐managed programs, but also practical advice on the various aspects of construction and construction management.


The conferences morning sessions will include two in‐depth case studies, presented by the actual project teams, that look at two popular project delivery methods: Design‐Build and Construction Manager at Risk. The panels will focus on selecting an effective team, developing designs that work, and implementing construction successfully using these popular delivery models.


Afternoon breakout sessions will focus on practical advice for selecting design and construction firms, using electronic bidding, and how to develop design criteria that works for the success of the project, among others.


Continuing education credits have been submitted and are pending approval from the American Institute of Architects. Local professional development credit is available for K‐12 educators.


Sessions will be held July 22nd in Cleveland, July 28th in Columbus, and August 20th in Cincinnati, with a final session set for August 26th again in Columbus.

More information and registration links can be found at  http://ofcc.ohio.gov/MediaCenter/TrainingOutreach/OFCCConference.aspx



Amy Kobe, Hon AIA  Executive Director
77 S. High Street, 16th Floor • Columbus, Ohio 43215-6108
Tel: (614) 466-2316