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Iowa Architectural Examining Board – November 19, 2020 Minutes

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IOWA ARCHITECTURAL EXAMINING BOARD

MINUTES

200 E. Grand, Suite 350, Des Moines | Bureau Conference Room

Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

 

The meeting was conducted via telephone conference call because of public health recommendations to minimize public gatherings. Public access to this meeting was held at the Board Office.

 

Board Members present for all or part of the meeting:

 

Anna Harmon, Vice President

Jerry Purdy

Linda Alfson Schemmel

Ted Nahas

Tandi Brannaman, joined meeting at 11:00 a.m.

Dan Dutcher, joined meeting at 10:52 a.m.

 

 

 

Board Members not present:

Scott Hatfield, President

 

Staff present for all or part of the meeting:

 

 

Lori SchraderBachar, Board Administrator

Danielle Bartkiw, Licensing Specialist

Renee Paulsen, PLB Investigator

Caroline Barrett, AAG

Zac Hingst, IDOB Legislative Liaison

 

 

 

Public:

 

 

Kerry Weig, AIA Iowa     

Matthew Gaul, AIA Iowa

Cyndi Pederson, Lobbyist for IIDA

John Pederson, Lobbyist for IIDA

Lisa Schettler, IIDA VP for Advocacy

Abby Wilson, Manager of Advocacy IIDA

Thom Banks, CEO at Council for ID Qualification

Bryan Soukup, VP of Government Affairs for ASID

Cathy Koch, President of AIA Iowa

Sara Herman, Registered ID

Alfred Harris, joined meeting at 11:05 a.m.

Wade Hauser, joined meeting at 11:05 a.m.

 

 

                                                                                                                               

 

Call to Order

Call to Order by Harmon at 10:34 a.m.

Quorum was established.

 

Purdy was dropped from the Zoom meeting at 10:37 a.m. due to technical difficulty. The Board was unable to make a motion on the Approval of Minutes. The Board will resume this item of the Agenda after Public Comment.

 

Purdy rejoined the meeting at 10:39 a.m.

 

Discussion on Draft Interior Design Bill

SchraderBachar and Pederson introduced the revised interior design bill draft to the Board that was made available for review on the Board Google Drive.

Schettler briefed the Board on revisions made to the bill draft and explained the effort was to further clarify within the bill that it’s referencing Registered Interior Designers specifically and that the language stating “this does not constitute the practice of architecture” was added back into the bill. Schettler explained that the goal of the bill is to make a pathway for an interior design-led project (that which is non-structural and doesn’t involve the exterior shell of the building) that is an interior remodel and streamline the process for the registered interior designer to submit the drawings for a building permit.

Wilson announced that this legislation is in line with other states legislation. Wilson referenced Colorado and MN legislation, specifically.

Hingst summarized the discussion held during the Interior Design Board meeting he attended and the previous discussions he has had with the Architecture Board. Hingst suggests the bill retains language that inhibits the ability for this bill to be a backdoor for interior designers to practice architecture or engineering.  Barrett agreed that the language of the bill should specifically state “the services do not include services that are the practice of architecture or engineering”.

Dutcher joined the meeting at 10:52 a.m.

Alfson Schemmel proposed additional revisions and Pederson followed by making further edits to the draft.

SchraderBachar asked members of the Interior Design and Architect Board if they would be interested in establishing a subcommittee. SchraderBachar reports that the Interior Design board members thought it would be a good idea and were open to a subcommittee. The Architect Board members agreed. Alfson Schemmel volunteered to be on the subcommittee. The architect board members present agreed Hatfield would also be a good candidate for the subcommittee. Pederson is the point of contact for the interior design professional societies and will report on participants once they are established. Pederson thanked the Architect Board for their attention and time looking over the draft bill.

Hauser and Harris joined the meeting at 11:05 a.m.

 

Public Comment

Weig reports she has accepted a different role within the AIA-Iowa Board of Directors and this will be the last architecture board meeting she will attend in her current role. New representation from AIA will begin January, 2021. Weig thanked SchraderBachar and both boards for their time and effort in today’s meeting. Weig announced AIA did have a legislative session this week and introduced Gaul to the Board.

Gaul from AIA reviewed highlights of the legislative meeting. Core topics included energy efficiency and resiliency, project delivery methods, school safety in & out, and professional licensure. Gaul requested to see a copy of the DRAFT for HF2582 once revisions are complete.

 

Motion by Alfson Schemmel to approve the open and closed session minutes of September 17, 2020 and allow the Board Executive to sign on Harmon’s behalf.

Seconded by Nahas.

Vote:     Aye:       All                           Nay:       None                     Abstaining:         None

Motion passed.

 

Complaints & Discipline

Closed Session:

Motion by Purdy to enter into closed session pursuant to Iowa Code section 21.5(1)(d) and 272C.6(4) at

11:26 a.m. to review pending licensee discipline cases and investigations, including any cases ready for final resolution through closure or consent order.

Seconded by Nahas.

VOTE: Roll call: Alfson Schemmel, aye; Nahas, aye; Brannaman, aye; Harmon, aye; Dutcher, aye; and Purdy, aye.

Motion passed.

 

Open Session:

Motion by Brannaman for the Board to return to open session at 12:13 p.m.

Seconded by Dutcher.

Vote:     Aye:       All                           Nay:       None                     Abstaining:         None

Motion passed.

 

Motion by Purdy to accept the signed consent order for Case No. 19-30, allowing the Board Executive to sign on Hatfield’s behalf and close the case.

Seconded by Dutcher.

Vote:     Aye:       All                           Nay:       None                     Abstaining:         None

Motion passed.

 

Motion by Brannaman to rescind probable cause and close Case No. 20-11.

Seconded by Nahas.

Vote:     Aye:       All                           Nay:       None                     Abstaining:         None

Motion passed.

 

Motion by Purdy to close Case No. 20-16.

Seconded by Dutcher.

Vote:     Aye:       All                           Nay:       None                     Abstaining:         None

Motion passed.

 

Anna recused 12:16pm.

Discussion was held for Case No. 20-17.

Further investigation needed. No action today.

Anna rejoined at 12:20 p.m.

 

Discussion was held for the Letter of Education Response.

SchraderBachar made available for Board members within the Board Google Drive. No further action needed.

 

Paulsen left the meeting at 12:22 p.m.

 

Administrative Reports

Assistant Attorney General: Barrett nothing to report.

Board Executive/Site Manager: SchraderBachar asked members to have their per diems signed and returned to her by Tuesday, if possible. SchraderBachar reports she attended the AIA legislative forum and thought it was very well done and informative. During a recent NCARB call for MBEs, SchraderBachar received information North Carolina MBE Kathy Evans, who worked with the NC architecture board and interior design professional societies on interior design legislation; SchraderBachar offered to share that legislation language with the Board for ideas relating to interior design draft bill. SchraderBachar reported she contact Jessica Reinert with AIA-Iowa regarding membership and job listings. Reinert asked if the Board would be willing to compose an article, which the Outreach Committee accepted. Purdy volunteered to assist with the efforts.

 

Licensing Specialist: Bartkiw reports that from September 1, 2020 to October 31, 2020 there were 20 new licensees and 6 reinstatements. There are almost 650 Iowa resident active licensees and over 1500 out of State active licensees.

Board Member Reports

Purdy reports he attended the AIA legislative forum and gave a positive review. Purdy had a copy of the handout from the forum and it will be made available to Board Members on the Board Google Drive.

 

The Board to a break at 12:26 and reconvened at 12:31 pm.

 

Rules

After discussion, Motion by Alfson Schemmel to approve the NOIA for Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 193.

Seconded by Brannaman.

Vote:     Aye:       All                           Nay:       None                     Abstaining:         None

Motion passed.

 

After discussion, Motion by Alfson Schemmel to approve the criminal conviction list.

Seconded by Nahas.

Vote:     Aye:       All                           Nay:       None                     Abstaining:         None

Motion passed.

 

After discussion, Motion by Purdy  to approve the NOIA for Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 193B.

Seconded by Brannaman.

Vote:     Aye:       All                           Nay:       None                     Abstaining:         None

Motion passed.

 

CEU Audits

SchraderBachar presented the results of a CEU audit to the Board. Based on Iowa Administrative Code 3.5 the Board could grant an exception based on extenuating circumstances or allow the licensee time to take HSW hours to meet compliance before discipline is initiated. The Board determined that the licensee should be granted a 60 day extension to make up the 11 missing CEUs.

 

SchraderBachar presented the results of a CEU audit to the Board. The Board determined the sessions taken by the licensee are acceptable and directed SchraderBachar to contact the licensee.

 

Discussion on Reporting Discipline on Applications

SchraderBachar and the Board discussed ways to handle applications with checklist discrepancies. Specifically, a current applicant answered “no” to the question referencing past discipline but it was found during the application review that the applicant has received discipline. The application was set for deficiency and the applicant has not resubmitted the application.

 

Renee rejoined meeting at 12:53 p.m.

 

Paulsen explained how different boards handle applications with discipline and/or criminal conviction discrepancies. After discussion the Board directed SchraderBachar to open a discipline case and administratively close with a letter.

 

NCARB

SchraderBachar reports on her and Hatfield’s attendance at the Member Board Chair and Member Board Executives Leadership Summit in October. She announced that online proctoring for ARE exams begins December 14, 2020. SchraderBachar also attended the Licensing Advisory Retreat Week and reported on the justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion presentation, as well as a myth busting presentation. SchraderBachar announced she received a survey for Board Disciplinary Practices and informed the Board she will do complete the survey on their behalf. SchraderBachar reports the Regional Summit to be held in March, 2021 will be virtual. SchraderBachar informed Board members she has made available within the Board Google Drive copies of emails received regarding ARE changes and asked the Board for feedback on how to respond. SchraderBachar will send response that includes notice that these rules are set by NCARB.

 

Upcoming Meetings & Last-Minute Comments

Next meeting is January 21, 2021. Bring calendars to set delegates.

Regional Summit and Annual Meeting in June, 2021.

 

Adjournment

Harmon adjourned the meeting at 1:24 p.m.