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The Architects Act

General Regulation and Bylaws Course

Chapter 5 Registration and Membership

1) Jack Sparrow, a licensed interior designer, has just read in the Association’s publication of registered architect applicants that Will Turner, whom he holds a grudge against due to some past business dealings, has been approved as a registered architect. Out of spite, Jack appeals the Committee’s decision within 5 days of the notice being published, citing s. 12 of the Act for authority. Is it true that Council may refuse Will Turner’s acceptance as a registered architect on these grounds? Please explain.

2) Council has approved licensed interior designer Danny Ocean’s request for cancellation of registration. What, if anything must Danny do once he has received this approval? If he subsequently wishes to be reinstated, is there anything Danny needs to do?

3) Roger Flint is a registered architect who works for Eastwood Architects Ltd. He and his partner Michael McManus (also a registered architect) own 40% of the voting shares of the company. Another registered architect, Dean Keaton, who is registered in Saskatchewan, owns 30% of the voting shares. Lastly, Fred Fenster, a business manager, owns the remaining 30% of the voting shares. Does this fulfill the ownership requirements according to the General Regulation?

4) Carl Fredricksen wishes to form an architects corporation. He has become aware of the need to submit a package of proposed corporate documents to the Registrar for preliminary approval prior to proceeding with registration at the Corporate Registry. Please explain to Carl why it is necessary to submit these documents, and what the Registrar looks for when inspecting these documents?

5) Liz Bennet and Charlotte Lucas are both registered architects and wish to register as a partnership. They’ve decided to name themselves “B&L Best in the West Architects”, and have managed to secure business owner Mr. Darcy as a 60% shareholder in their partnership. Is this in accordance with the Architect Act and the General Regulation?

6) James T. Kirk, an architect originally from Alberta, moved to B.C. to work there. He maintained his Alberta registration and also became registered in B.C. As the British Columbia economy has really slowed down, James T. Kirk, a registered architect in B.C. intends to do some freelance work on the side and pick up a few architectural contracts in Alberta. He believes he can do these side contracts in Alberta without further licensing with the AAA as he is already registered as an architect in Alberta. Is this true?

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