The Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior Design and Residential Design (NSBAIDRD) is established under the provisions of NRS Chapter 623. The board is comprised of nine members, appointed by the governor for three-year terms. There are five registered architects, two registered interior designers, one registered residential designer, and one public member.

The board is responsible for the administration, regulation, and enforcement of the professions of architecture, registered interior design, and residential design in Nevada. The board reviews applications, administers examinations, registers qualified applicants, and regulates the professional practice of registrants throughout the state. In addition, it investigates complaints relating to the practice of the professions. The board encourages consumers to contact the office before hiring a design professional to determine if they are registered and in good standing.

The NSBAIDRD is funded from fees collected from its Nevada architects, registered interior designers, and residential designers. The NSBAIDRD does not receive funds from the State General Fund.


The mission of the NSBAIDRD is to promote, preserve, and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public by regulating architects, registered interior designers, and residential designers to provide competent professional services in the built environment.


COVID-19 Response

UPDATED 5/29/2020: In accordance with Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak’s guidance, the office of the Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior Design and Residential Design will be temporarily closed. During this time, staff will be working remotely to continue serving design professionals, applicants and the public. This will be in effect starting March 16 and extend until further notice.

Please contact us via email (nsbaidrd@nsbaidrd.nv.gov) or phone (702-486-7300) and leave a detailed message so that we may get back to you.

Read information about Gov. Sisolak's announcement regarding mandatory face covering in public spaces.

Read Roadmap to Recovery for Nevada: Guidelines and Protocols for Reopening Phase 2, Governor Sisolak's guidelines and protocols for individuals and businesses to advise individuals, employers, and businesses through Phase 2.

To read the Nevada Health Response COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Initiative regarding social distancing and essential/non-essential services and sectors, click here.

To read Emergency Regulation NAC 414, which specifies which businesses are essential and which are nonessential, click here. The Emergency Regulation also gives direction regarding operational expectations while providing services during the shutdown.

Special issue of the board's "Focus Newsletter."