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RULE §1.5Terms Defined Herein

      (iii) consulting, investigating, and analyzing the design, form, aesthetics, materials, and construction technology used for the construction, enlargement, or alteration of a building or environs and providing expert opinion and testimony as necessary;

      (iv) research to expand the knowledge base of the profession of architecture, including publishing or presenting findings in professional forums; and

      (v) teaching, administering, and developing pedagogical theory in academic settings offering architectural education.

  (45) Principal--An architect who is responsible, either alone or with other architects, for an organization's Practice of Architecture.

  (46) Prototypical--From or of an architectural design intentionally created not only to establish the architectural parameters of a building or facility to be constructed but also to serve as a functional model on which future variations of the basic architectural design would be based for use in additional locations.

  (47) Public Entity--A state, a city, a county, a city and county, a district, a department or agency of state or local government which has official or quasi-official status, an agency established by state or local government though not a department thereof but subject to some governmental control, or any other political subdivision or public corporation.

  (48) Registered--Licensed.

  (49) Registrant--Architect.

  (50) Regulatory Approval--The approval of Construction Documents by the applicable Governmental Entity after a review of the architectural content of the Construction Documents as a prerequisite to construction or occupation of a building or a facility.

  (51) Reinstatement--The procedure through which a Surrendered or revoked Texas architectural registration certificate is restored.

  (52) Renewal--The procedure through which an Architect pays a periodic fee so that the Architect's registration certificate will continue to be effective.

  (53) Responsible Charge--That degree of control over and detailed knowledge of the content of technical submissions during their preparation as is ordinarily exercised by registered architects applying the applicable architectural standard of care.

  (54) Revocation or Revoked--The termination of an architectural registration certificate by the Board.

  (55) Rules and Regulations of the Board--22 Texas Administrative Code §§1.1 et seq.

  (56) Rules of Procedure of SOAH--1 Texas Administrative Code §§155.1 et seq.

  (57) Secretary-Treasurer--The member of the Board responsible for signing the official copy of the minutes of each Board meeting and maintaining the record of Board members' attendance at Board meetings.

  (58) Signature--A personal signature of the individual whose name is signed or an authorized copy of such signature.

  (59) SOAH--State Office of Administrative Hearings.

  (60) Sole Practitioner--An Architect who is the only design professional to offer or render architectural services on behalf of a business entity.

  (61) State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH)--A Governmental Entity created to serve as an independent forum for the conduct of adjudicative hearings involving the executive branch of Texas government.

  (62) Supervision and Control--The amount of oversight by an architect overseeing the work of another whereby:

    (A) the architect and the individual performing the work can document frequent and detailed communication with one another and the architect has both control over and detailed professional knowledge of the work; or

    (B) the architect is in Responsible Charge of the work and the individual performing the work is employed by the architect or by the architect's employer.

  (63) Supplemental Document--A document that modifies or adds to the technical architectural content of an existing Construction Document.

  (64) Surrender--The act of relinquishing a Texas architectural registration certificate along with all privileges associated with the certificate.

  (65) Sustainable Design--An integrative approach to the process of design which seeks to avoid depletion of energy, water, and raw material resources; prevent environmental degradation caused by facility and infrastructure developments during their implementation and over their life cycle; and create environments that are livable and promote health, safety and well-being. Sustainability is the concept of meeting present needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

  (66) TBAE--Texas Board of Architectural Examiners.

  (67) TDLR--Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

  (68) Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)--A Texas state agency responsible for the implementation and enforcement of the Texas Architectural Barriers Act.

  (69) Vice-Chair--The member of the Board who serves as the assistant presiding officer and, in the absence of the Chair, serves as the Board's presiding officer. If necessary, the Vice-Chair succeeds the Chair until a new Chair is appointed.

Source Note: The provisions of this §1.5 adopted to be effective March 17, 1988, 13 TexReg 1137; amended to be effective March 16, 1990, 15 TexReg 1149; amended to be effective February 8, 1991, 16 TexReg 456; amended to be effective December 6, 1995, 20 TexReg 9845; amended to be effective June 30, 1997, 22 TexReg 5920; amended to be effective April 5, 2000, 25 TexReg 2807; amended to be effective February 27, 2001, 26 TexReg 1708; amended to be effective March 6, 2003, 28 TexReg 1864; amended to be effective March 30, 2006, 31 TexReg 2453; amended to be effective April 3, 2008, 33 TexReg 2687; amended to be effective December 14, 2008, 33 TexReg 10157; amended to be effectiveJune21, 2009, 34 TexReg 3946; amended to be effective February 21, 2011, 36 TexReg 926; amended to be effective September 25, 2012, 37 TexReg 7480; amended to be effective June 21, 2016, 41 TexReg 4487; amended to be effective January 11, 2017, 42 TexReg 11; amended to be effective June 21, 2018, 43 TexReg 3884; amended to be effective July 8, 2020, 45 TexReg 4512

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