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Volume 33, No. 3

New Rules of Conduct Adopted for Architects and Residential Designers, Effective August 1

During the NCARB Annual Business Meeting in June 2023, new Model Rules of Conduct were adopted. Per NAC 623.3900, the board adopts the most recent NCARB Rules of Conduct as the rules of conduct for architects and residential designers. Three new rules were added to address current ethical conflicts design professionals may face in their day-to-day work. The additions include ROC 2.6, 4.3 and 6.1.

Find the current Rules of Conduct on the Laws and Rules page.

Board Issues Memorandum Review and Seal / Over Stamping - January 2023

The board issued a memorandum regarding review and seal / over stamping at its January 2023 meeting.

“Architects, registered interior designers and residential designers may not “over stamp,” or simply review and seal documents. Documents bearing the registrant’s stamp and signature, whether submitted to a building department or architectural review committee, must be prepared under the registrant’s responsible control.”

Read more at: Download January 2023 Memorandum

Board Issues Notice Regarding Potential Conflicts of Interest for Nevada Architects and Residential Designers Serving on Design Review Committees - April 2021

The board issued a notice regarding potential conflicts of interest for Nevada architects and residential designers serving on design review committees.

“Design professionals sitting on DRCs serve an important purpose. Their voice adds professional expertise to the body and can help protect the public. Architects and residential designers who serve on DRCs should be aware of potential conflicts of interest that may arise due to their service on the committee and consider best practices.”

Read more at: Download April 2021 Notice

2020 Blue Book Released

"The Blue Book: A Reference Guide for the Nevada Design and Construction Industry" has been updated for 2020. The book is developed for building officials, design professionals, contractors and the public.

Download the 2020 Edition of The Blue Book.