21 NCAC 02 .0204             FORMS OF PRACTICE

(a)  The practice of architecture shall be carried out by one of the following types of entities:

(1)           sole practitioners;

(2)           professional limited liability companies that are established under the provisions of G.S. 57D-2-02;

(3)           limited liability partnerships that are established under the provisions of G.S. 59-84.2;

(4)           professional corporations that are established under the provisions of G.S. 55B; or

(5)           general partnerships.

(b)  The practice of registered interior design shall be carried out by one of the following types of entities:

(1)           sole practitioners;

(2)           limited liability companies that are established under the provisions of G.S. 57D;

(3)           limited liability partnerships that are established under the provisions of G.S. 59-84.2;

(4)           business corporations that are established under the provisions of G.S. 55; or

(5)           general partnerships.

Each limited liability partnership and each general partnership engaged in the practice of architecture or registered interior design in North Carolina shall keep a current list of all resident and non-resident partners of the partnership. One annual listing by a representative of the partnership shall satisfy the requirement of this Paragraph for all partners in the firm; however, each partner shall remain responsible for compliance with the rules. Changes in the information required by this Paragraph shall be filed with the Board office within 30 days after the change occurs.

(c)  All individuals who practice architecture through entities described in Subparagraphs (a)(1) through (a)(4) of this Rule shall be licensed to practice architecture.

(d)  All individuals who practice registered interior design through entities described in Subparagraphs (b)(1) through (b)(4) of this Rule shall be registered to practice interior design.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 55B; 57C; 59-84.2; 83A-4; 83A-6; 83A-8;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 29, 1977;

Amended Eff. October 1, 2012; December 1, 2010; June 1, 1995;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 13, 2015;

Temporary Amendment Eff. November 30, 2021.