Wyoming Board of Architects and Landscape Architects
Creation of the Board
The Wyoming Legislature created the Wyoming State Board of Architects in 1951 to protect the welfare of the public by regulating the practice of architecture. The Wyoming Legislature added the regulation of Landscape Architects to the practice act in 1991 and changed the Board's name to the Wyoming State Board of Architects and Landscape Architects. More information about the Board can be found in a summary of the Board's History.
The Board is not the same as the American Institute of Architects or the American Society of Landscape Architects. The Board does not advocate on behalf of the licensees or these professions, but on behalf of the public consumer. While the Board and the associations may collaborate, their roles are different.
The Wyoming State Board of Architects and Landscape Architects contributes to the public health, safety, and welfare, and actively provides regulation of licensure, advocacy and education for the practice of Architects and Landscape Architects in the State of Wyoming.
Protect the Wyoming public’s health, safety and welfare of the natural and built environment through:
- Raising awareness of the value of licensed professionals
- Improving continuing education for Architects and Landscape Architects in Wyoming
Who must be licensed
“Practice of architecture” means rendering or offering to render service to clients generally, including any one or any combination of the following practices or professional services; advice, consultation, planning, architectural design, drawings and specifications; general administration of the contract as the owner’s representative during the construction phase, wherein expert knowledge and skill are required in connection with the erection, enlargement or alteration of any building or buildings, or the equipment, or utilities thereof, or the accessories thereto, wherein the safeguarding of life, health or property is concerned or involved;
(iii) “Architect” means anyone licensed to practice architecture under this act;
“Practice of landscape architecture” means rendering or offering to render service to clients generally, including any one or any combination of the following practices or professional services; advice, consultation, planning, landscape architectural design, drawings and specifications; general administration of the contract as the owner’s representative during the construction phase, wherein expert knowledge and skill are required in connection with landscape enhancement or landscape development, including the formulation of graphic or written criteria to govern the planning or design of land construction projects, production of overall site plans, landscape grading and landscape drainage plans, planting plans, irrigation plans, and construction details wherein in the safeguarding of life, health or property is concerned.
“Landscape architect” means anyone licensed to practice landscape architecture under this act;
Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Geologists, Architects, and Landscape Architects: How do you tell the professions apart?
At the Board's May 2014 meeting, the Board met to discuss the Board's vision and mission and to think strategically about the Board's future work. A strategic plan came out of this discussion which can be viewed here. A 2017 revision of the strategic plan can be viewed here.
Created in the Board's 2014 Strategic Plan, the Board offers grant funding opportunities for non-profit organizations to:
- Increase the public awareness of the role Architects and Landscape Architects play in protection of health, safety, and welfare of the general public.
- Support programming and infrastructure that provides continuing education opportunities within the state.
- Improve the quality of continuing education opportunities for our licensees and related professionals.