For Immediate Release - July 02, 2012

Board of Registration in Architects Announces Enforcement Action

BOSTON – July 2, 2012 -- The Board of Registration of Architects today announced recent enforcement action against the following individual:

Gordon K. Greenfield, Charlestown

Greenfield agreed to pay a $500 fine to the Board. The Board and Greenfield entered into a consent agreement resolving allegations Greenfield stamped plans using his Massachusetts architect seal when his license to do so was expired.

The Board of Registration of Architects protects the public through regulation of the practice and the title of "Architect" in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in accordance with the statutes. The Board establishes the conditions and qualifications required for architectural registration and determines eligibility for admission to examinations.

The Board investigates complaints of possible violations of the laws applying to the practice of architecture and takes appropriate disciplinary action against registrants found to have violated its regulations. The Board currently licenses approximately 6,634 individuals in the architect profession.

Consumers are urged to visit the Division of Professional Licensure's web site at www.mass.gov/dpl and select the "Check a Professional's License" link to determine whether a professional with whom they may do business is licensed and in good standing.

The Division of Professional Licensure is a regulatory agency within the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. The agency is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance and the integrity of the licensing process for approximately 365,000 licensees in trades and professions under the jurisdiction of 31 boards of registration.