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§ 34.3. Definitions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed)

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 63 P.S. Professions and Occupations (State Licensed) (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 2A. Architects Licensure Law (Refs & Annos)
63 P.S. § 34.3
§ 34.3. Definitions
The following words and phrases when used in this act shall have, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the meanings given to them in this section:
“Accredited school.” Any educational institution with an academic program in architecture accredited by a national architectural accrediting body or approved by the board.
“Architect.” An individual licensed under this act to engage in the practice of architecture within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
“Board.” The Architects Licensure Board established by this act.
“Certificate.” The certificate of licensure issued by the board indicating that the individual named therein is an architect.
“Design-build.” A project delivery method whereby a design-build entity signs a single contract to provide a combination of architectural and construction services to a client.
“Design-build entity.” An entity which provides by single contract to a client a combination of architectural and construction services.
“Practice of architecture.” The rendering or offering to render certain services, hereinafter described, in connection with the design and construction of a structure or group of structures which have as their principal purpose human habitation or use, and the utilization of space within and surrounding such structures. The services referred to in the previous sentence include planning, providing preliminary studies, designs, drawings, specifications, and other design documents, construction management and administration of construction contracts. The foregoing shall not be deemed to include the practice of engineering as such, for which separate registration is required under the provisions of the act of May 23, 1945 (P.L. 913, No. 367), known as the “Professional Engineers Registration Law,”1 excepting only engineering work incidental to the practice of architecture.
“Professional degree.” A first professional degree in architecture conferred by an accredited school.


1982, Dec. 14, P.L. 1227, No. 281, § 3, imd. effective. Amended 1998, Feb. 18, P.L. 186, No. 31, § 1, effective in 60 days.


63 P.S. § 148 et seq.
63 P.S. § 34.3, PA ST 63 P.S. § 34.3
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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