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Is Architect the same as Architectural Engineering?


ECVAl3(--nospam--at) wrote:

> You have to be careful what title you choose so you don't offend anybody. I
> am a licensed engineer with a civil in California and a structural in Hawaii.
> I graduated from college with a "Bachelor Degree in Architectural
> Engineering".
> I mainly do structural engineering and for a time I used the title
> "Architectural Engineer" so as not to be confused with doing civil work (that
> being the title given to me on my diploma). I was rudely informed by the
> Architectural Licensing Board that I could not use the title "Architectural
> Engineer" because I was not a licensed architect. I tried to explain to them
> that the word "Architectural" is an adjective and not a noun, the key word
> being "engineer" in this context. The board would not listen to reason so I
> had to change my stationary and telephone listing.
> When I got my structural license in Hawaii I thought it would help matters to
> list my business in th yellow pages under "Structural Engineers" with the
> clarification that I was civil licensed in Cal. and structural licensed in
> Hi. This, of coarse, incurred the wrath of the California structural
> engineers because I was not licensed as structural in California. this time
> all I had to do is move my listing to the obscure catagory of "Professional
> Engineers".
> I guess my point is there are a lot of bare feet out there and you have to be
> nimble not to step on a few toes.