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2. Any one, or any combincation, [combination] of the followng practices by a person shall constitute the practice of architecture, namely: The planning or supervision of the erection, enlargement or : alteration of any building or buildings or of any parts thereof, to be . constructed for others. A building is any structure consisting of foundations, floors, walls, columns, girders, beams and roof, or a comrization of any number of these parts, with or without other parts.
3. No corporation shall be licensed to practice architecture in this State or be granted a certificate of registration under this Act, but shall be lawful for a stock company or a corporation to prepare rawings, plans and specifications for buildings and structures as deEned in this Act which are constructed, erected, built, or their construction supervised by such stock company or corporation, provided that the chief executive officer or managing agent of such stock company or Corporation in the State of Illinois shall be a registered architect under this Act, and provided further that the supervision of such buildings and structures shall be under the personal supervision of said registered architect and that such drawings, plans and specifications shall be prepared under the personal direction and supervision of such registered architect and bear the stamp of his official seal.
It shall be lawful, however, for one or more registered architects to enter a partnership with one or more licensed structural engineers, censed under the laws of this State, for the practice of their professions.
$4. Nothing contained in this Act shall prevent the draftsmen, students, clerks of works, superintendents and other employes of those fully practicing as registered architects under the provisions of this Act. from acting under the instruction, control or supervision of their employers, or to prevent the employment of superintendents of the conruction, enlargement or alteration of buildings or any parts thereof, prevent such superintendents from acting under the immediate personal supervision of the registered architect by whom the plans and specifications of any such building, enlargement or alteration were prepared. Nor shall anything contained in this Act prevent persons, mechanics or builders from making plans, specifications for or supervising the erection, enlargement or alteration of buildings or any parts thereof to be constructed by themselves or their own employes for their own use, ovided that the working drawings for such construction are signed by the authors thereof with a true statement thereon of their relation to such construction and that the makers thereof are not architects:
Provided nothing in this Act contained shall be held or construed to have any application to any building, remodeling or repairing of any building or other structure outside of the corporate limits of any city or village, where such building or structure is to be, or is used for residential or farm purposes, or for the purposes of outbuildings or auxilliary buildings in connection with such residential or farm premises: nor shall said Act apply to any building, remodeling or repairing of any building or structure within the corporate limits of any city or village, where the total cost of said building, remodeling or repairing does not exceed the sum of seventy-five hundred dollars.
$5. Any person who is twenty-one years of age and of good moral character is qualified for an examination for a certificate of registration as a registered architect, provided he or she has graduated from a high school or secondary school, approved by the Department of Registration and Education, or has completed an equivalent course of study as determined by an examination conducted by the Department of Registration and Education, and has subsequently thereto completed such courses in mathematics, history and language, as may be prescribed by said Department, and has had at least three years' experience in the office or offices of a reputable architect or architects.
§ 6. Upon payment of the required fee, an applicant who is an architect, registered or licensed under the laws of another state or territory of the United States, or of a foreign country or province, may, without examination, be granted a certificate of registration as a registered architect by the Department of Registration and Education in its discretion upon the following conditions:
(a) That the applicant is at least twenty-one years of age, of good moral character and temperate habits; and
(b) That the requirements for the registration or licensing of architects in the particular state, territory, country or province were. at the date of the license, substantially equal to the requirements then in force in this State.
§ 7. Every person who desires to obtain a certificate of registration shall apply therefor to the Department of Registration and Education in writing, upon blanks prepared and furnished by the Department of Registration and Education. Each application shall be verified by the applicant under oath and shall be accompanied by the required fee. § 8. The Department of Registration and Education shall hold examinations of applicants for certificates of registration as registered architects at such times and places as it may determine.
The examination of applicants for certificates of registration as registered architects shall consist of written tests and shall embrace the following subjects:
(a) The planning, designing and construction of buildings.
(c) The principles of sanitation and ventilation as applied to buildings.
(d) The ability of the applicant to make practical application of his knowledge in the ordinary professional work of an architect and in the duties of a supervisor of mechanical work on buildings.
The Department of Registration and Education may by rule prescribe additional subjects for examination.
§ 9. Whenever the provisions of this Act have been complied with by an applicant the Department of Registration and Education shall issue a certificate of registration to the applicant as a registered architect, which certificate shall have the effect of a license to the person to whom it is issued to practice architecture in this State, subject to the provisions of this Act.
Any license or certificate of registration heretofore issued under the laws of this State authorizing its holder to practice architecture shall,
during the unexpired period for which it was issued, serve the same purpose as the certificate of registration provided for by this Act.
§ 10. Any person licensed to practice architecture in this State or registered as an architect under this Act shall be exempt from the provisions of any and all Acts in force in this State regulating the practice of structural engineering.
§ 11. Every holder of a certificate of registration as a registered architect shall display it in a conspicuous place in his principal office, place of business or place of employment.
Every registered architect shall have a seal, the impression of which shall contain the name of the architect and the words "Registered Architect," "State of Illinois." He shall stamp with this seal all working drawings and specifications prepared by him or under his supervision. Any seal heretofore authorized under the laws of this State shall serve the same purpose as the seal provided for by this Act.
12. Every registered architect who continues in active practice shall, annually, on or before the first day of July, renew his certificate of registration and pay the required renewal fee. Every license or certificate of registration which has not been renewed during the month of July in any year, shall expire on the first day of August in that year. A registered architect whose certificate of registration has expired may have his certificate restored only upon payment of the required restor
Any architect registered or licensed in this State who has retired. from the practice of architecture for a period of not more than five (5) years may have his certificate of registration renewed, at any time. within a period of five (5) years after so retiring, upon making application to the Department for such renewal and upon payment of all lapsed annual renewal fees.
13. The Department of Registration and Education may refuse to renew, or may suspend, or may revoke, any certificate of registration for any one or any combination of the following causes:
(a) Gross incompetency.
(b) Recklessness in the construction of buildings or their ap
(c) Dishonest practice.
(d) When the architect has been twice convicted for a violation of any of the provisions of this Act.
(e) A person who has by false or fraudulent representation obtained or sought to obtain a certificate of registration as an architect. The Department of Registration and Education shall not refuse to renew, nor suspend, nor shall it revoke any certificate of registration for any of the above causes until the person accused shall have been given at least twenty (20) days' notice in writing of the charge against him and a public hearing upon such charge has been had by the Department of Registration and Education.
Upon the hearing of any such proceeding, the Director of Registration and Education, the Assistant Director of Registration and Education, or the Superintendent of Registration may administer oaths, and the Department of Registration and Education may issue subpoenas
and procure and compel the attendance of and the giving of testimony by witnesses and may compel the production of any books and papers deemed relevant to the inquiry by the Department or by the persons designated by the Department under the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois to conduct such inquiry. The accused may have the subpoena of the Department of Registration and Education for his witnesses, and may be heard in person and by counsel, in open public hearing.
Any Circuit Court, or any judge of a Circuit Court, either in term time or in vacation, upon the application either of the Department of Registration and Education or of the accused may, by order duly entered, require the attendance and enforce the giving of testimony of such witnesses and require the production of such books and papers as are above in this section referred to before the Department of Registration and Education or the persons designated by said Department under said Civil Administrative Code to conduct the inquiry, in any hearing relating to the refusal, suspension, renewal or revocation of any certificate of registration. Upon refusal or neglect to obey the order of the said court or judge, the said court or judge may compel, by attachment or proceedings for contempt of court, or otherwise, obedience to the order.
§ 14. The fee to be paid by an applicant for an examination to determine his fitness to receive a certificate of registration as a registered architect shall be ten dollars ($10.).
The fee to be paid by an applicant for a certificate of registration as a registered architect shall be five dollars ($5).
The fee to be paid for the restoration of an expired certificate of registration shall be five dollars ($5).
The fee to be paid upon renewal of a certificate of registration shall be one dollar ($1).
The fee to be paid by an applicant for a certificate of registration who is an architect registered or licensed under the laws of another state, or territory of the United States, or of a foreign country or province, shall be fifteen dollars ($15).
15. The Department of Registration and Education shall adopt rules and regulations in accordance with the provisions of section 60 of said Civil Administrative Code, and not inconsistent with this Act, to carry out fully and enforce the provisions of this Act.
§ 16. Each of the following Acts constitutes a misdemeanor punishable upon conviction by a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars ($25) nor more than two hundred dollars ($200) for each offense:
(a) The practice of architecture by any person or the advertising or putting out of any sign or card or other device which might indicate to the public that he or she is entitled to practice as an architect, without a certificate of registration as a registered architect issued by the Department of Registration and Education of this State.
(b) The making of any wilfully false oath or affirmation in any matter or proceeding where an oath or affirmation is required by this Act.
(c) The affixing of a registered architect's seal to any plans, specifications or drawings which have not been prepared by him or under his immediate personal supervision.
(d) The violation of any provision of section 11 of this Act.
All fines and penalties shall inure to the Department of Registration and Education of this State.
§17. The Department of Registration and Education shall keep a record open to public inspection at all reasonable times of its proceedings relating to the issuance, refusal, renewal, suspension or revocation of certificates of registration. This record shall also contain the name, place of business and residence, and the date and number of registration of each registered architect in this State.
§ 18. The following Acts are hereby repealed: "An Act to provide for the licensing of architects and regulating the practice of architecture as a profession," approved June 3, 1897, and in force July 1, 1891, and the following Acts amendatory thereof, to-wit: An Act approved April 19, 1899, and in force July 1, 1899. An Act approved May 16, 1905, and in force July 1, 1905, and an Act approved May 26, 1911, and in force July 1, 1911.
$19. This Act may be known and cited as "The Illinois Architectural Act."
AN ACT to amend section 16 of an Act entitled, "An Act to provide for and regulate the administration of trusts by trust companies,” approved June 15, 1887, in force July 1, 1887, as amended.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: Section 16 of an Act entitled, "An Act to provide for and regulate the administration of trusts by trust companies," approved June 15, 1887, in force July 1, 1887, as amended, is amended to read as follows:
§ 16. The said Auditor shall cause a proper abstract of the statements of assets and liabilities reported under section 9 of this Act, to be published once in each week, for three consecutive weeks, in a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county seat of the county wherein the principal office of the respective company is located, such publication to be paid for by said company.
APPROVED June 28, 1919.