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Architecture, Interior Design & Landscape Architecture

General Information

The District of Columbia Board of Architecture, Interior Design, and Landscape Architecture regulates the practice of architecture and the practice of interior design and landscape architecture to protect consumers by upholding the District of Columbia Architecture license law, the Interior Design license law, and the Landscape Architecture and Professional Design Firm license law. The Board consists of nine members appointed by the Mayor. Four members are architects, two are interior designers, two are landscape architects, and one is a consumer member. Five members of the Board constitute a quorum. The Board meets every six weeks at 9:30 a.m. at the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs located at 1100 4th Street, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024. Board meeting minutes are available at www.open-dc.gov.

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Meeting Dates

  • January 25
  • March 1
  • April 19
  • May 31
  • July 12
  • September 27
  • November 1
  • December 20

Licensing Services

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Please contact a customer service representative at 1-866-270-9817 if you have any questions or you do not know the email address linked with your license or provider account.

Click here for a list of fees.

Schedule an Examination

Exams may be scheduled online by clicking here or by phone:

  1. Dial (800) 733-9267
  2. Select Option 1 for government and state exams
  3. Select Option 2 for District of Columbia exams

Board Members & Board Staff

Board Members

  • Ronnie McGhee – Chair, Architect
  • Cametrick Nesmith – Architect
  • Melissa Cohen – Architect
  • Patrick Williams – Architect
  • Mathilda Cox – Interior Designer
  • Sharon Borton – Interior Designer
  • Barbara Jones – Consumer Member
  • Vacant – Landscape Architect
  • Vacant – Landscape Architect

Board Staff

  • Leon Lewis – Executive Director
  • Avis Pearson – Board Administrator
  • Stephanie Johnston – Board Assistant
  • Kevin Cyrus – Education Coordinator
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