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Board Vacancy – District 1

DATE: November 23, 2020 | CATEGORY:Announcements

The term of the architect serving from District 1 on the Louisiana State Board of Architectural Examiners will expire on January 29, 2021, thus there will be a vacancy on the Board. District 1 consists of Orleans, Plaquemines and St....

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Time to Renew Your Louisiana Architect License

DATE: November 27, 2018 | CATEGORY:Announcements

Individual architectural licenses expire on December 31, 2020. You should log in to the Licensing Portal to access your renewal application. If your login does not work, it is possible that you have not yet created an account in our...

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About LSBAE

THE LOUISIANA STATE BOARD OF ARCHITECTURAL EXAMINERS

The Louisiana State Board of Architectural Examiners exists to safeguard life, health, and property and to promote the public welfare. It is the board’s objective to ensure that the practice of architecture is reserved to those individuals and firms who have the proper qualifications and have been registered by this board.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FIND THE ANSWERS TO SOME OF OUR MORE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ANSWER:
  • Yes, If you are practicing in your name with an established business structure, (ex., John Q. Architect, LLC, Inc., LLP, etc.) that is required to be registered to conduct business in Louisiana or any other state, then you need to register your firm
  • No, If you are practicing in your name only and do not have any business structure or entity affiliated with your practice you do not need to obtain firm registration.
ANSWER:

For purposes of registration, all firms practicing architecture in Louisiana which are identified as a legal business entity (LLC, corporation, partnership, etc.) are required to register with the LSBAE within thirty days following registration with the Louisiana Secretary of State.

ANSWER:

Yes, all firms conducting business in Louisiana must register with the Board. Depending upon the structure of your firm, there are four categories from which to choose for firm registration.  A complete set of the LSBAE rules surrounding firm registration can be found here. It is the responsibility of the firm owner to meet requirements for operating a business in the state of Louisiana by registering with the Louisiana Secretary of State.