For Immediate Release - March 04, 2013

Massachusetts Architects Board Announces Enforcement Actions

BOSTON - The Board of Registration of Architects today announced recent enforcement actions against the following:

GMT Home Designs Inc., Ashland:  The Board entered into a consent agreement with GMT Home Designs Inc., resolving allegations that representatives of the company engaged in the unlicensed practice of architecture. A review by the Board found that, on numerous occasions, GMT advertised that it prepared architectural design plans and offered to engage in the practice of architecture, despite not having a registered architect serving as a corporate officer. Under the terms of the agreement, GMT agreed to pay a $500 fine.

Jon Michael Wyman, Shelburne Falls:  The Board entered into a consent agreement with Wyman, resolving allegations that he engaged in unlicensed practice of architecture.  According to the agreement, Wyman entered into two separate contracts to allegedly provide architectural services despite never having been licensed to practice as an architect in Massachusetts. Under the terms of the agreement, Wyman agreed to pay a $1,000 fine.

The Board of Registration of Architects seeks to protect the public through regulation of the practice of and the title of "Architect" in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in accordance with state law. It establishes the conditions and qualifications for licensure as an architect, and determines eligibility for admission to examinations. The Board also investigates complaints of possible violations of the laws relating to the practice of architecture and takes appropriate disciplinary action against registrants found to have violated its regulations. Currently, there are approximately 6,634 individuals licensed to practice in the architect profession in Massachusetts.

The Division of Professional Licensure (DPL) 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 more than 365,000 licensees in trades and professions under the jurisdiction of 31 boards of registration. DPL also licenses and regulates private occupational schools.  

Consumers are urged to visit the DPL’s website 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.  Follow DPL on Twitter @MassDPL.

 

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