History of the Board

The first meeting of the Louisiana State Board of Architectural Examiners was held in the office of the 34th Governor of Louisiana, J.Y. Sanders on November 30, 1910. The board was established by the established by ACT 231, Sec. 5
    The inaugural board included five architect members and in its initial registration period, 215 architects received their license to practice architecture in the state. By 1911, the board was well underway in establishing the rules and regulations of the craft, with 138 architects renewing their licenses at a cost of $5.00. The examination cost during these early days way $11.00 per architect.
    During the past 100 years, LSBAE has served in the public interest to guarantee the safety of life, health and property. In addition it has maintained impeccable standards in the practice of architecture in the state of Louisiana.
    For a list of the LSBAE's past board members and presidents click here.