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MCLS § 600.5839 defines a state licensed architect as any individual so licensed, or any corporation, partnership, or other business entity on behalf of whom the state licensed architect is performing or directing the performance of the architectural, professional engineering, or land surveying service.

Pursuant to MCLS § 339.2204, an applicant for  licensure  as a landscape architect has to be of good moral character and should pass a written examination developed by the department.  In addition, each applicant shall have had not less than seven years of training and experience in the actual implementation and practice of landscape architecture.  Satisfactory completion of each year up to five years of an accredited course in landscape architecture in an accredited school shall be considered as equivalent to a year of experience.

MCLS § 339.2004 details the requirements for an individual to be licensed as an architect as follows:

  • Pass an examination which tests the applicant’s qualifications to practice architecture or provide equivalent proof of qualification acceptable to the department and the board of architects.
  • Be of good moral character.
  • Provide documentation of not less than eight years of professional experience in architectural work satisfactory to the board, including not more than six years of education.
  • Provide not less than five references, three of which shall be references from licensed architects who have personal knowledge of the applicant’s professional experience.

Pursuant to MCLS § 339.2005, an applicant, to be examined as an architect, shall provide evidence of completion of a first professional degree or further degree in architecture satisfactory to the board of architects.

MCLS § 600.5839 states that no person may maintain any action to recover damages for any injury to property, real or personal, or for bodily injury or wrongful death, arising out of the defective and unsafe condition of an improvement to real property, nor any action for contribution or indemnity for damages sustained as a result of such injury, against any state licensed architect performing or furnishing the design or supervision of construction of the improvement, or against any contractor making the improvement, more than six years after the time of occupancy of the completed improvement, use, or acceptance of the improvement, or one year after the defect is discovered or should have been discovered, provided that the defect constitutes the proximate cause of the injury or damage for which the action is brought and is the result of gross negligence on the part of the contractor or licensed architect or professional engineer. However, no such action shall be maintained more than ten years after the time of occupancy of the completed improvement, use, or acceptance of the improvement.

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