21 NCAC 26 .0206             NAME OF FIRM

(a)  Exclusion of Non‑Licensed Individuals.  The name of a landscape architectural firm shall not include the proper name of any officer or employee who is not a licensed landscape architect, architect, geologist, land surveyor or professional engineer.

(b)  Associate.  The word "associate" may be used only with reference to a licensee who is a principal or regular employee of the firm.  The plural form may be used only when justified by the number of licensees in addition to those licensees whose proper names are included in the firm name.

(c)  Example: Proper Name and (&) Associates shall refer to a principal landscape architect and at least two licensed landscape architectural employees.

(d)  Example: Proper Name Associates shall refer to at least one principal landscape architect and at least one licensed landscape architectural employee.

(e)  Example: Assumed Name Associates shall refer to at least one principal landscape architect and at least one licensed landscape architectural employee, or two or more principal landscape architects.

(f)  Names Previously in Effect.  This Rule shall not be construed to require any firm to seek approval of, or to change, any name duly adopted in conformity with board rules in effect at the date of such adoption.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 55B‑5; 89A‑3(c);

Eff. July 1, 1993;

Amended Eff. February 1, 1994.