In part three of the professional corporation series, I discuss starting an architectural firm.
In Colorado, architectural firms are not regulated like accounting firms. However, they must comply with Article 25, Section 25 of the Colorado Revised Statutes. Architectural firms must have a licensed architect directly supervising any architectural projects. In addition, the company must have at least one officer/owner/manager who is a licensed architect and who supervises all the projects. Engineers may also be owners of the firm. The architects and engineers that are owners of the firm are responsible for any work done by the firm.
As the above requirements are only some of the rules an architectural firm needs to follow, if you are an architect looking to start a company, please contact me if you need help to ensure that architectural firm meets Colorado legal requirements.