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or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-3-.02(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the case of a partnership a partner; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-3-.02(2)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the case of a limited liability company a member; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-3-.02(2)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An employee with an ownership interest who has been designated in writing as holding a position of authority within the firm.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-3-.02(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Responsible Control" as used herein means that the licensed architect under whose authority such practice is performed has personal knowledge and ultimate authority for all architectural decisions in connection therewith. In the case of a corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or employee with ownership interest, the licensed architect under whose authority such practices is performed shall be identified in any contract for architectural services. Any documents prepared in such practice must be the individual signature and seal of the architect under whose authority the documents are prepared. In a partnership which includes more than one licensed architect partner, the partner who has responsible control as defined herein shall sign and seal the documents as required in Code Section 43-4. The administration of construction contracts shall be under the responsible control of the licensed architect under whose authority such work is undertaken or any other architect principal of the firm.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-3-.02(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When architectural drawings, documents, and specifications are prepared outside of the sealing architect's company, responsible control shall be demonstrated by contractual relationships, appropriate financial records, and time sheets that indicate a substantial and continuous participation in the coordination of consultants and creation of the work. Prototypical drawings shall be prepared in accordance with Board Rule 50-2A-.01(7)(c) and 50-2A-.03.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-3-.02(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A Georgia registered architect may seal a submission prepared by a Georgia registered interior designer in accordance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=43-4-33&amp;title=43#43-4-33(b)" target="_newtab">43-4-33(b)</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-3-.02(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reviewing, or reviewing and correcting the final technical submissions after they have been prepared by others does not constitute the exercise of responsible control because the reviewer has neither control over nor detailed professional knowledge of the content of such submissions throughout their preparation.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-3-.02(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Foreign corporations are cautioned that in order to do business in Georgia, they must also conform to the legal requirements applicable to foreign corporations as administered by the Office of the Secretary of State.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/50-3-.03" name="50-3-.03" title="50-3-.03">Rule 50-3-.03 Names</a></h2> <P>The statutory authorization for registered individuals, firms, sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations offering to the public the practice of architecture or the rendering of architectural services is not an authorization to hold out as an architect any person who is not a licensed architect. For that reason, the following rules govern the manner in which registered individuals and those firms, sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations otherwise lawfully engaged in the practice of architecture may hold themselves out to the public.</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-3-.03(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Firm names composed of the real name or real names of living persons preceded or followed by the words "Architect" or "Architects" or any words, letters, figures, or constructions thereof indicating or intended to imply that the business of the firm is the practice of architecture, shall include only the name of architects currently licensed in Georgia (except as provided in Paragraph (f) below) and practicing in accordance with Code Chapter 43-4. Firm names that include the name or names of retired or deceased architects may be continued provided the requirements of Paragraphs (c), (e), and (g) below are met.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-3-.03(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Firm names composed of the real name or the real names of living persons, preceded or followed by such words as "Architect and Engineer","Architects, Engineers, and Planners", etc. or any words, letters, figures, or constructions thereof indicating or intended to imply that the business of the firm is the practice of architecture <B>and </B>any one or more of the allied professions, shall include only the names of architects currently licensed in Georgia, except as provided in Paragraph (f) below, and practicing in accordance with Code Chapter 43-4 and the names of allied professionals, practicing in accordance with all applicable codes that govern the practice of the respective allied professions. Firms names that include the name or names of deceased architects or allied professionals may be continued provided the requirements of Paragraphs (c), (e), and (g) below are met.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-3-.03(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Firm names that include or are composed of the name or names of retired or deceased persons, who at the time of their retirement or demise were Registered Architects, may be continued provided the requirements of Paragraphs (e) and (g) below are met.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-3-.03(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any organization engaged in the practice of architecture in this State under any business title other than the real name or real names of persons as set forth in Paragraphs (a) and (b) above, shall comply with the requirements of Paragraphs (e) and (g) below.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-3-.03(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a firm's principal business is that of offering architectural services to the public or rendering architectural services and the firm name is composed of any business title other than the name or names of living persons or includes the name or names of living persons who are not licensed to practice architecture, the firm letterhead must include the identity of the architect or architects currently licensed to practice in Georgia in accordance with Code Chapter 43-4. All other names that appear on the letterhead as "supplemental" information shall bear the true identity and status of each person whose name so appears.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-3-.03(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the case of Practice in Georgia by an architectural firm whose principal or base office is <B>not</B> located in this state, the firm practice in Georgia shall comply with all requirements of Code Chapter 43-4 and Chapter 50, with the exception that a minimum of one person (in Cases (a), (b), (c), (d) above) shall be an architect currently licensed to practice in Georgia; and that person shall: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-3-.03(f)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> be the architect under whose responsible control the Georgia practice shall be conducted; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-3-.03(f)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> shall be identified as <B>Georgia Registered</B> on all firm letterheads, public identification, and instruments of service by such designation as "John J. Doe, Architect - Georgia Registration No. 0000."</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-3-.03(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the case of establishment or maintenance of a branch office in this state by an architectural firm whose principal or base office is not located in this state, such branch office must be under the full-time responsible control of an architect licensed to practice under Code Section 43-4 and who is a permanent resident of Georgia residing in the locale of such branch office.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="50-3-.03(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each office regularly engaged in the practice of architecture shall have an architect duly registered with this Board, in full authority and responsible charge, having personal knowledge and supervisory control of such work.</td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/50-3-.01" name="50-3-.01" title="50-3-.01">Rule 50-3-.01 Titles</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/50-3-.02" name="50-3-.02" title="50-3-.02">Rule 50-3-.02 Practice</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/50-3-.03" name="50-3-.03" title="50-3-.03">Rule 50-3-.03 Names</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2019 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>