Governor Strickland signed SB 183 which moved a grandfather exemption within the requirements of the Architects Law granted to certain corporations.  The provision allows firms operating for many years to be passed to relatives of original founders without having to meet the strict ownership requirements.

SB183 moved the grandfathering provision to the section dealing specifically with ownership requirements.  This will narrow the grandfathering provision to make sure that an architectural firm can be passed from parents to children. However, the new location of the grandfathering provision will ensure that a company uses licensed architects to provide architecture services.