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The Architectural Examining Board was created in 1927 and the Code was amended to provide a practice Act in 1961. The practice of architecture affects the public health, safety and welfare and is subject to regulation and control in the public interest.  Both the board and licensed architects strive at all times to protect the public interest by promoting the highest standards of architecture.

View the Disciplinary Index

Disciplinary action against non-licensees and discipline against licensees can be found in our online index. Search the index to locate information about a specific action.

Browse the Architecture Disciplinary Index

Upcoming Meetings

January 20, 2022  at the Board office or via Zoom 
March 17, 2022  at the Board office or via Zoom 
May 19, 2022  at the Board office or via Zoom 
July 21, 2022  at the Board office or via Zoom 
September 15, 2022  at the Board office or via Zoom 
November 17, 2022  at the Board office or via Zoom 

Contact the Board via e-mail or call (515) 725-9022 #3.

License Status Associated Costs
Active Renewal $200 on or before May 31; $225 June 1 - 30
Inactive Renewal $100 on or before May 31; $125 June 1 - 30
Retired No fee

The Architectural Examining Board was created in 1927 and the Code was amended to provide a practice Act in 1961. The Board consists of seven members; two of whom shall be public members and five members who possess an architectural license and who have been in active practice for not less than five years.

Interested in applying to become a part of the board? Submit an application here.

Architects

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Tandi Brannaman

Iowa City
Appointed May 1, 2014
Current Term Expires April 30, 2023

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Bobbi Jo Duneman

Dubuque
Appointed May 1, 2021
Current Term Expires April 30, 2024

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Anna Harmon, Vice Chair

Everly
Appointed May 1, 2018
Current Term Expires April 30, 2022

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Scott Hatfield, Chair

West Des Moines
Appointed May 1, 2017
Current Term Expires April 30, 2024

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Jerry Purdy

Adel
Appointed May 1, 2014
Current Term Expires April 30, 2023

Public Members

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Dan Dutcher

Waukee
Appointed February 27, 2020
Current Term Expires April 30, 2022

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Ted Nahas

Urbandale
Appointed May 1, 2020
Current Term Expires April 30, 2023


Agency Rules Administrator

The Agency Rules Administrator is the official responsible for the administration of the agency rulemaking process. If you have any questions about current or pending agency rules for the Board, contact the Agency Rules Administrator:

Agency Rules Administrator
Interior Design Examining Board
200 E Grand Ave, Ste. 350
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: (515) 725-9022
Fax: (515) 725-9033
Email: ArchitectureBoard@iowa.gov

The Iowa Legislature has tools available in order to keep up-to-date with the rulemaking process.

Paper applications are no longer accepted. To submit an online application, new and returning users should log into My Iowa PLB.

Individual Licenses

Firm/Business Entity Licenses

Iowa no longer registers firms; it only registers individual architects. Any architectural work done in Iowa must be completed by or under the responsible charge of an Iowa–registered architect.

The Board does not have any limits on the type or ownership of the company. Contact Iowa Economic Development and the Iowa Secretary of State for general business regulations.

Other Applications

The following applications are also available online. Log into your account to complete the application checklist and submit for review: