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