About the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners

The Texas Board of Architectural Examiners is a multi-profession regulatory agency that oversees the examination, registration, and professional regulation of architects, interior designers, and landscape architects. The agency was created in 1937 by the 45th Legislature in the aftermath of the New London School explosion in which 295 students and teachers were killed.

The nine-member Board is appointed by the Governor of Texas and confirmed by the Senate. It is composed of four architect members, one registered interior designer member, one landscape architect member, and three members who represent the public, at least one of whom is a person with a physical disability.

The agency carries out its duties and responsibilities as outlined in Subtitle B of the Occupations Code, Chapters 10511052, and 1053.  

The day-to-day activities of the agency are carried out by the staff, headed by an executive director who is hired by, and serves at the pleasure of, the Board.