State Board of Architect Examiners

Present Duties

A building in downtown Salem.
This building in downtown Salem houses the State Board of Architect Examiners (Google image)
The board was created by the Legislature in 19​19 to regulate the practice of architecture. The agency serves Oregonians by assuring that persons practicing architecture in Oregon are properly qualified and registered. The agency determines the standards for architect and architectural firm registration, which consist of a combination of education, examination and experience. The agency enforces the laws governing the practice of architecture in Oregon by investigating alleged violations and disciplining those who violate the law. The agency consists of seven board members appointed by the governor and five staff, and is headquartered in Salem.

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Contact Information

Mailing Address: 205 Liberty St. NE, Suite A, Salem 97301
Telephone: 503-763-0662
Contact: Lisa Howard, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator: See Contact List for Architect Examiners​
Records Officer Email: Lisa Howard
Location Map: by Google Maps

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 671.010–671.220

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