1. What are my rights as a consumer if I have a complaint against an Architect or architectural business?
Every consumer has a right to file a complaint against an Architect or architectural business. Top
2. How do I file a complaint against an Architect with the Board?
All complaints must be filed in writing using the New Jersey State Board of Architects’ complaint form which can be found at http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/complaint/archcom.pdf. You may also call the Board to have the form mailed to you if you do not have access to the Web. Please complete the complaint form and return it to the following address:
New Jersey State Board of Architects
124 Halsey Street
P.O. Box 45001
Newark, NJ 07101
3. How do I select a Professional Architect?
A key question to ask, prior to hiring a registered Architect, is whether or not he or she is licensed. Selecting an Architect who complies with the requirements of the New Jersey State Board of Architects is the best assurance that you are working with a professional who will provide quality services. The Board cannot recommend an Architect. However, the consumer may contact the Board directly at 1-973-504-6385 to verify that an individual or business is licensed and in good standing with the New Jersey State Board of Architects. A consumer may search for a registered Architect located in his or her own city by using the State of New Jersey’s Online Licensee Directory located at http://www.state.nj.us/cgi-bin/consumeraffairs/search/searchentry.pl or by contacting the New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (A.I.A.) at http://www.aia-nj.org. Top