MARYLAND BOARD OF ARCHITECTS MINUTES DATE: February 26, 2003 TIME: 9:30 a.m. PLACE: 500 N. Calvert Street 3rd Floor Conference Room Baltimore, MD 21202 PRESENT: Donald Ratcliffe Diane Cho Gary Bowden Jay Boyar ABSENT: Stephen Parker, Chairman Maria Gamper Andrew W. Prescott OTHERS PRESENT: Sally Wingo, Executive Director Terry A. White, Administrative Secretary Milena Trust, Assistant Attorney General Mark Feinroth, Assistant Secretary Harry Loleas, Deputy Commissioner John Corkill, MSAIA CALL TO ORDER: Donald Ratcliffe, Acting Chairman, called the meeting to order at 10:10 a.m. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES Motion (I) was made by Ms. Cho, seconded by Mr. Bowden, and unanimously carried by the Board to approve the Minutes of the January 22, 2003 with an amendment. Maryland Board of Architects February 26, 2003 Page 2 APPLICATIONS APPROVED FOR RECIPROCITY The Board approved the following applications for reciprocity: Gordon C. Hyde 13351 John R. A. Scott 13376 Yng-Shing Lee 13399 James D. Flajnik 13402 Joseph A. St. Jean 13403 Jeffrey D. Busse 13406 Greg L. Allwine 13413 Kevin J. Baker 13414 John A. Ferraro 13409 Darrell L. Kratzer 13415 Edward G. Lunz 13416 Ronnie W. McGhee 13417 Stephen K. Raitch 13418 John M. Reed 13419 Tom O. Sachs 13420 APPLICATIONS APPROVED FOR ARCHITECTURAL REGISTRATION EXAM The Board approved the following applications for the Architectural Registration Examination: Michael M. Anderson Kevin D. Barto Gregory Bates Yuhui Gan Natasha M. Hill Christina D. Long Denise M. Smith Lawrence C. Tarbell, III APPLICATIONS APPROVED FOR REINSTATEMENT The Board unanimously approved 11 applications for Reinstatement. APPLICATIONS APPROVED FOR FIRM PERMIT The Board approved the following applications for Firm Permit: Einhorn Yaffee Prescott, Architecture & Engineering, PC 13225 DiGiorgio Associates, Inc. 13397 Jonathan Bailey Design, LLC 13404 Wiencek + Zavos, Architects, P.C. 13410 Scheer Tanaka Dennehy Riley Architects, Inc. 14311 The Architecture + Engineering Group. Inc. 13412 Broahurst Architects, Inc. 13320 Maryland Board of Architects February 26, 2003 Page 3 COMPLAINT COMMITTEE The Complaint Committee for the Board of Architects reported the following: 03-AR-02 - Open; hearing re-scheduled for March 03-AR-12 - Open 03-AR-16 - Closed; complaint withdrawn 03-AR-19 - Open; Consent Order in discussion EXECUTIVE SESSION Motion (III) was made by Mr. Ratcliffe, seconded by Mr. Boyar and unanimously carried by the members of the Board, to go into Executive Session at 11:15 a.m., 3rd Floor Conference Room, 500 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD. 21202. The purpose of this session was to consult with counsel. This session was permitted to be closed pursuant to State Government Article, 10-508 (a)(7). Upon completion of this session, the Board reconvened at 11:20 a.m. RECONVENE TO THE PUBLIC MEETING Motion (II) was made by Mr. Boyar, seconded by Mr. Bowden and unanimously carried by the Board to accept the report and recommendations of the Complaint Committee. CORRESPONDENCE Wildesen/Neyman Letter The Board reviewed a letter to Mr. Allen E. Neyman, President of the Potomac Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, from the Prince George’s County Department of Environmental Resources, Permits and Review Division, signed by Stan E. Wildesen and dated February 12, 2003. Mr. Wildesen discussed the county’s interpretation of the architects’ licensing statute in light of the passage of House Bill 147 in 2001. The letter was for informational purposes, and the Board’s reply was not requested. However, as a courtesy, Sally Wingo will acknowledge the receipt of the letter. Maryland Board of Architects February 26, 2003 Page 4 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Harry Loleas provided update to the Board regarding the following bills: (1) Special Fund/Continuation of the Board of Certified Interior Designers; and (2) Continuing Education bill introduced on behalf of the MSAIA. With regard to the first bill, Mr. Loleas stated that DLLR and the Design Boards testified in support of the special funding and clustering mechanism. MSAIA testified in support of the special fund, but against clustering. Also, MSAIA testified for the sunset of the Board of Certified Interior Designers. With regard to the second bill, Mr. Loleas stated that as a matter of policy, DLLR has always been against the continuing education program, but in favor of continuing competency program. Mr. Loleas testified to that effect in Annapolis. OTHER BUSINESS Ad hoc Committee on Plan-Stamping Ms. Cho, Mr. Parker and Mr. Prescott met to discuss issues related to signing and sealing of documents. Mr. Parker will report to the Board on the results of that meeting. Maryland Board of Architects February 26, 2003 Page 5 ADJOURNMENT There being no further business, motion (V) was made by Mr. Bowden, seconded by Mr. Ratcliffe, and unanimously carried by the Board to adjourn the meeting at 11:30 a.m. With Corrections Without Corrections Donald Ratcliff, Acting Chairman Date AMENDMENT TO MEETING MINUTES, January 22, 2003 Under the heading of Legislative Update, The Board also noted that to date no continuing education bill has been brought to it for consideration by the Maryland Society of the American Institute of Architects (MSAIA) nor has one been introduced. Mr. John Corkill confirmed that, although the MSAIA plans to reintroduce legislation this session.
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