Inquisitive Interns

Discussion (5)

  1. Edward J Shannon

    Think of all the revenues that the states, NCARB and AIA realize, just so one can call themselves an “Architect”!

  2. Sheldon

    Getting a license doesn’t necessarily translate into a raise, but having a license helps you get a job. It’s obviously critical for a small firm, but I wonder how many licensed architects never certify anything.

  3. deep south

    Getting licensed years ago changed everything at the small firm I was at – raise, responsibility, future advancement. And it opened the door further when I left that firm a few years later for another opportunity, one that would not have been possible without being licensed. So many people worry about the negatives – for me, I couldn’t see waiting as it really was the culmination of my education

  4. Tom Lawrence

    At a former office that shuttered it’s doors, the owners were asking licensed architects to seal drawings. One of those architects asked the liability insurance representative to come in and give a lunch and learn on liability. The question, “Should non-owners stamp drawings” was answered with a resounding “NO”. The reason? You have no stake in the company, no rights, and would be taking on responsibilty that you personally could get sued for…after you quit, get laid off, or are fired. DON’T DO IT.

  5. Tim

    Our office requires everyone to either be licensed or on a license track because of the complexity of our projects. However, only the principals sign and stamp drawings. Some offices that I worked at required me to sign and stamp the projects that I worked on.