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74-7031. Architecture; exemptions from requirements for licensure or certification; definitions. The provisions of K.S.A. 74-7001 et seq., and amendments thereto, requiring licensure or the issuance of a certificate of authorization under K.S.A. 74-7036, and amendments thereto, to engage in the practice of architecture shall not be construed to prevent or to affect:

(a) The practice of any person engaging in the publication of books or pamphlets illustrating architectural designs.

(b) Persons preparing plans, drawings or specifications for buildings housing no more than two dwelling units in one contiguous structure or for agricultural buildings.

(c) Persons furnishing, individually or with subcontractors, labor and materials, with or without plans, drawings, specifications, instruments of service, or other data concerning the labor and materials to be used for any of the following, provided, compliance with the most recent edition of the international building code adopted by the international code conference and rules and regulations adopted by the state fire marshal, is not required:

(1) Store fronts or facades, interior alterations or additions, fixtures, cabinet work, furniture, appliances or other equipment;

(2) work necessary to provide for installation of any item designated in subsection (c)(1);

(3) alterations or additions to a building necessary to, or attendant upon, installation of any item designated in subsection (c)(1), if the alteration or addition does not change or affect:

(A) The structural system of the building, which structural system includes, but is not limited to, foundations, walls, floors, roofs, footings, bearing partitions, beams, columns or joists and does not exceed the structural capacity of the system;

(B) the required exit capacities or exiting travel distances; or

(C) the required fire ratings of assemblies, fire separation walls or fire ratings required by building type.

(d) Work involving matters of rates, rating and loss prevention by employees of insurance rating organizations and insurance service organizations and insurance companies and agencies.

(e) The performance of services by a licensed landscape architect or business entity issued a certificate of authorization to provide services in landscape architecture under K.S.A. 74-7036, and amendments thereto, in connection with landscape and site planning for the sites, approaches or environment for buildings, structures or facilities.

History: L. 1978, ch. 326, § 23; L. 1980, ch. 244, § 10; L. 1992, ch. 240, § 20; L. 2009, ch. 94, § 11; L. 2014, ch. 88, § 22; July 1.

Attorney General's Opinions:

Architects; exemptions from licensure or certification; definitions. 90-98.

Commercial feed lots; preparation of plans or specifications and land surveying by licensed engineer and licensed land surveyor; exemption. 97-66.

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