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Architects Licensing Board

Department

Service NL

Authority

Section 5 of the Architects Act, 2008

Remuneration

No Remuneration

Purpose:

The Architects Licensing Board (the Board) regulates the practice of the profession of architecture within Newfoundland and Labrador including, but not limited to, the following: the preparation and submission of an annual report; prescribing fees; making by-laws; making regulations (subject to the approval of the minister); granting licenses; and matters related to discipline.

Structure:

The Board consists of 5 members elected from and by members of the association in accordance with the by-laws and 2 members appointed by the minister who are not members of the association to represent the public interest. The board elects from among the elected members a chairperson and a registrar.

Competency Profile:

Diversity in the backgrounds, skills and experience of appointed Board members can enhance the effectiveness of a Board. Examples of such backgrounds may include:

  • Strategic Management and Organizational Change;
  • Legal Expertise;
  • Public Relations;
  • Public Sector Administration;
  • Governance;
  • Human Resources;
  • Experience with Self-Regulating Organizations;
  • Previous Board Experience;
  • Analytical Skills;
  • Executive Experience;
  • Financial Expertise/Literacy; and,
  • Decision Making Skills.

Qualifications:

  • High ethical standards and integrity;
  • Appreciation of the responsibilities to the public;
  • Flexible, responsive and willing to consider others’ opinions;
  • Capable of a wide perspective on issues;
  • Ability to listen and work as a team member;
  • No direct or indirect conflict of interest; and,
  • Strong reasoning skills.

Time Commitments:

Members of the Board should be available to attend monthly meetings which last 2-3 hours plus 2-3 hours of preparation work prior to the meeting. Members are also expected to attend a session at the Annual General Meeting, plus half-day preparation work prior to the session. They will also be expected to attend 2-3 other meetings at 2-3 hours each throughout the year. There is also the potential to be involved with sub-committees which varies by work assignment, from 0 to 15 hours per year.

Term:

A person appointed by the minister holds office for a term of 3 years and is eligible to be re-appointed. Where a person holds office for a period of 9 consecutive years the person is not eligible for appointment as a member of the board until the expiration of 12 months from the end of the year in which he or she was last a member. Where the term of an appointed member expires, he or she continues to be a member until re-appointed or replaced.

Additional Information:

Pursuant to section 6(5) of the Architects Act, 2008 the board shall pay the expenses of an appointed member in accordance with guidelines established by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council.

Vacancy Profile:

The Architects Licensing Board is seeking to fill two positions to represent the public interest. Expressions of interest are being sought from individuals who possess the background, experience and skill-set identified and who can bring unique perspectives to the table. Consideration will also be given to a variety of demographic factors to ensure the board is representative of the population they serve.

Current Members:
NameTitleAppointment TypeAppointment Date (yyyy/mm/dd)Expiry Date (yyyy/mm/dd)
Manuel, Ms. Jacqueline MemberMinisterial2011-04-062014-04-06
Pinsent Parsons, Ms. Louise MemberMinisterial2011-04-062014-04-06

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