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Present Duties

The Oregon Board of Architect Examiners (OBAE) was established in 1919 and consists of seven members appointed by the governor. Five members are resident architects and two members represent the general public. The main objective of the board is to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of the public through licensing and registration and to ensure Oregon’s citizens receive continued competent architectural services. The board ensures that only competent persons and firms are permitted to practice architecture in Oregon and that all practicing architects follow professional standards of conduct set by the board. The board establishes qualifications and examines architects who want to practice in Oregon, registers architectural firms, investigates complaints and alleged violations of the Architectural Practice Act, and is authorized to deny, suspend or revoke registrations and to assess civil penalties.

The OBAE is a semi-independent, self-supporting agency that receives the majority of its revenue from application, registration and renewal fees. The board currently has 2,901 individual architects and 661 architectural firms registered as active in Oregon.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: 205 Liberty St. NE, Suite A, Salem 97301
Telephone: 503-763-0662
Fax: 503-364-0510
General E-mail:
Contact: Carol Moeller, Administrator
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Shelly Coffey
Records Officer E-mail: Haylin Thornton
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Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 671.010–671.220
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Records, Publications and General Information

State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog