2017 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 12 - Professions and Occupations
Article 25 - Engineers, Surveyors, and Architects
Part 3 - Architects
§ 12-25-302. Definitions

As used in this part 3, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1) "Architect" means a person licensed under this part 3 and entitled thereby to conduct a practice of architecture in the state of Colorado.

(2) "Board" means the state board of licensure for architects, professional engineers, and professional land surveyors, created in section 12-25-106.

(3) "Buildings" means buildings of any type for public or private use, including the structural, mechanical, and electrical systems, utility services, and other facilities required for said buildings.

(4) "Drawings" means the original documents produced to describe a project. Such original documents may be produced by computer assisted design and drafting software, commonly known as "CADD", or other means.

(5) "Dwellings" means private residences intended for permanent occupancy by one or more families but does not include apartment houses, lodging houses, hotels, or motels.

(6) (a) The "practice of architecture" means providing any of the following services in connection with the design, construction, enlargement, or alteration of a building or group of buildings and the space within and the site surrounding those buildings, which have as their principal purpose human occupancy or habitation:

(I) Predesign;

(II) Programming;

(III) Planning;

(IV) Providing designs, drawings, specifications, and other technical submissions;

(V) Administering construction contracts; and

(VI) Coordinating any elements of technical submissions prepared by others.

(b) An architect's professional services, unless performed pursuant to the exemptions set forth in section 12-25-303 by a person who is not an architect, may include any or all of the following:

(I) Investigations, evaluations, schematic and preliminary studies, designs, working drawings, and specifications for construction, or for one or more buildings, and for the space within and surrounding the buildings or structures;

(II) Coordination of the work of technical and special consultants;

(III) Compliance with generally applicable codes and regulations, and assistance in the governmental review process;

(IV) Technical assistance in the preparation of bid documents and agreements between clients and contractors;

(V) Contract administration; and

(VI) Construction observation.

(c) An individual practices or offers to practice architecture within the meaning and intent of this subsection (6) if the individual, by oral claim, sign, advertisement, letterhead, card, or in any other way, represents himself or herself to be an architect, implies that he or she is licensed under this part 3, or performs or offers to perform a service listed in paragraph (b) of this subsection (6).

(7) "Responsible control" means that amount of control over and detailed knowledge of the content of plans, designs, drawings, specifications, and reports during their preparation as is ordinarily exercised by a licensed architect applying the required standard of care.

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