A-21 - Architects Act

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15. The practice of architecture consists in engaging in analysis, design or advisory activities applied to the construction, enlargement or alteration of a building with regard to its siting, envelope and interior layout as well as to the materials and methods used, in order to ensure that the building is durable, functional and harmonious.
The practice of architecture also consists in coordinating the work of persons who, as part of architectural work, participate in the construction, enlargement or alteration of a building.
Respect for the environment and for life, the protection of property, heritage preservation and economic efficiency are part of the practice of architecture to the extent that they are related to the architect’s professional activities.
1973, c. 59, s. 15; 1974, c. 65, s. 97; 1994, c. 40, s. 201; 2000, c. 43, s. 2; 2020, c. 152020, c. 15, s. 26.
15. Every person, without being entered on the roll, who:
(a)  practises the profession of architect;
(b)  assumes the title of architect, either alone or with any other word;
(c)  uses any title, designation or abbreviation that may lead to the belief that he is allowed to practise the profession of architecture;
(d)  acts as an architect or in a manner leading to the belief that he is authorized to act as such;
(e)  authenticates by seal, signature or initials any document relating to the practice of the profession of architecture,
(f)  (subparagraph repealed)
is guilty of an offence and is liable, for each offence, to the penalties provided in section 188 of the Professional Code (chapter C‐26).
Nothing in this section shall prevent a person who, on 1 February 1974, was and called himself a landscape-architect, from continuing to bear such title.
Nothing in this section shall prevent a person from performing acts reserved for members of the Order, provided he performs them in accordance with the provisions of a regulation adopted pursuant to paragraph h of section 94 of the Professional Code.
Nothing in this section shall prevent a person belonging to a class of persons to which a regulation under section 5.1 applies from performing acts reserved for a member of the Order, provided the acts are performed in accordance with the provisions of the regulation.
1973, c. 59, s. 15; 1974, c. 65, s. 97; 1994, c. 40, s. 201; 2000, c. 43, s. 2.
15. Every person, without being entered on the roll, who:
(a)  practises the profession of architect;
(b)  assumes the title of architect, either alone or with any other word;
(c)  uses any title, designation or abbreviation that may lead to the belief that he is allowed to practise the profession of architecture;
(d)  acts as an architect or in a manner leading to the belief that he is authorized to act as such;
(e)  authenticates by seal, signature or initials any document relating to the practice of the profession of architecture,
(f)  (subparagraph repealed)
is guilty of an offence and is liable, for each offence, to the penalties provided in section 188 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26).
Nothing in this section shall prevent a person who, on 1 February 1974, was and called himself a landscape-architect, from continuing to bear such title.
Nothing in this section shall prevent a person from performing acts reserved for members of the Order, provided he performs them in accordance with the provisions of a regulation adopted pursuant to paragraph h of section 94 of the Professional Code.
1973, c. 59, s. 15; 1974, c. 65, s. 97; 1994, c. 40, s. 201.
15. Every person, without being entered on the roll, who:
(a)  practises the profession of architect;
(b)  assumes the title of architect, either alone or with any other word;
(c)  uses any title, designation or abbreviation that may lead to the belief that he is allowed to practise the profession of architecture;
(d)  acts as an architect or in a manner leading to the belief that he is authorized to act as such;
(e)  authenticates by seal, signature or initials any document relating to the practice of the profession of architecture; or
(f)  wilfully advertises or designates as an architect a person who is not a member of the Order,
is guilty of an offence and is liable, for each offence, to the penalties provided in section 188 of the Professional Code.
Nothing in this section shall prevent a person who, on 1 February 1974, was and called himself a landscape-architect, from continuing to bear such title.
1973, c. 59, s. 15; 1974, c. 65, s. 97.