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The purpose of a legislative policy for the American Institute of Building Design is to define the minimum and the preferred areas of practice for its members. This policy should be used as a guide in development of legislation for introduction in each respective state legislature by chartered state societies and/or at large members and affiliated groups that they might be working with.

Minimum Practice Area:


The minimum practice area for American Institute of Building Design members, is unlimited, one, two and three family home design. No restriction by square footage, number of stories, or mechanical devices such as elevators or stair lifts will be acceptable. In addition, all farm and agricultural buildings shall be exempt from the architectural statutes.


The definition of this practice area shall be determined by each respective state’s legal statutes through specific exemption, licensing, registration or other means. Please consult your state board of architecture to determine the legal qualifications in your area.


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