Definition : Architect

Professional, member of the Quebec order of architects, whose practice consists essentially of designing architectural plans and specifications for the construction, enlargement, reconstruction, renovation or alteration of a building. The architect's intervention is mandatory for the design of plans and specifications for a building comprising more than four dwellings or more than two stories or more than 300 square meters of gross floor area. (Note that the basement is not deemed to be a story and is not computed in the floor area). The architect may also be responsible for supervising its construction or renovation.


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