Koziebrocki Law’s practice includes working with architects who are regulated by the Ontario Association of Architects (“OAA”) and other provincial regulatory bodies. We will assist architects on the following regulatory issues:
- Advising architects on compliance with relevant legislation and standards, including the Architects Act, as well as the OAA’s By-Laws;
- Responding to various inquiries at the OAA, including drafting responses to complaints that are investigated by OAA’s Complaints Committee, which has the power to dismiss a complaint, refer a matter to the Discipline Committee, or require other action as allowed in the Architects Act;
- Advocating on behalf of architects at formal discipline hearings before the Discipline Committee, which hears allegations of professional misconduct against Members of the OAA, holders of a Certificate of Practice, or holders of a Temporary Licence;
- Representing architects in appeals before the Divisional Court of Ontario; and
- Advising architects on various practice issues, such as licencing issues, performing services in other jurisdictions, and employment/contract issues related to staff and contractors.
Responding to Complaints at the Ontario Association of Architects: What Architects Need to Know