Vancouver Architect Stuart Howard, MAIBC, MRAIC, AIA, Honored for Distinguished Service to the Architectural Profession

Washington DC—National Council of Architectural Registration Boards President H. Carleton Godsey, FAIA, (2005-2006) awarded the President's Medal for Distinguished Service to Stuart Howard, MAIBC, MRAIC, AIA, of Vancouver, British Columbia, in recognition of his significant contributions to the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare through his service to NCARB and to the practice of architecture.

Howard was honored during NCARB's Annual Meeting and Conference, held last month in Cincinnati, OH. The President's Medal awards program was established in 1994 to recognize those individuals who dedicate a significant part of their careers, energy, and wisdom to benefit the work of NCARB, the architectural profession, and the public.

As the current chair of the Committee of Canadian Architectural Councils, Howard has played an integral role in finalizing the Tri-National Mutual Recognition Agreement while representing the interests of Canadian architects. The agreement will provide a framework in which qualified U.S., Canadian, and Mexican architects can pursue practice opportunities in one another's jurisdiction.

Howard is principal of Stuart Howard Architects Inc., which is an eight-person design-oriented architectural practice established in January 1977. The firm is located in a building of its own design in the Southeast False Creek area of Vancouver. Winners of multiple design and heritage awards, Stuart Howard Architects specializes in residential, commercial, heritage restorations, and extended care facilities. Howard has been the designer and principal-in-charge of more than 350 buildings located throughout British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest, and the Caribbean.

Howard earned a bachelor of architecture with honors from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 1973. He is registered to practice in British Columbia and in the U.S. jurisdictions of California and Washington.

Howard recently completed his third two-year term on the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC). From 2003-2005, he presided over the AIBC. He also has been a member of several AIBC committees and task forces including its Professional Development Board. Additionally, Howard has chaired the Continuing Education Committee for the National Practice Program and is a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the American Institute of Architects.