Washington DC—Andrew W. Prescott, AIA, of Potomac, MD, and Keeseville, NY, recently was elected treasurer of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) at its 87th Annual Meeting and Conference in Cincinnati, OH. Prescott previously served as the director for Region 2 (Middle-Atlantic Conference) and represented the following U.S. jurisdictions: Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.
For 26 years Prescott was affiliated with Einhorn Yaffee Prescott (EYP), a well-regarded architecture and engineering firm with offices in Albany, Boston, New York, and Washington, DC. As a founder and executive principal, Prescott managed projects in 45 states and 15 foreign countries that generated more then $100 million annually in fees. EYP specializes in five practice areas: higher education, historic preservation, government, K-12 education, and science and technology. In 1995 EYP received an IDP Outstanding Firm Award from NCARB and the American Institute of Architects in recognition of its support and development of emerging professionals.
Since 1988, Prescott has been a volunteer committee member in support of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE), the nine-division test developed by NCARB and taken by all architects in the United States and Canada seeking registration. His commitment to the ARE is legendary and includes stints as chair of the Committee on Examination and the ARE Subcommittee, two of the most important groups that oversee the exam's development, grading, and administration. He also chaired the Vignettes Enhancement Task Force and has been a writer, grader, and group coordinator for both multiple-choice and graphic divisions.
Most recently, Prescott has lent his expertise to NCARB's Committee on the Intern Development Program. He also co-chaired the Intern Development Program Coordinating Committee.
In 2005 Prescott completed his term on the Maryland Board of Architects, to which he was appointed in 2000. Prescott also served on the New York State Board for Architects, where he completed two five-year terms (19871996) and was elected chair in 1995.
Prescott earned a bachelor of architecture degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master of architecture degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). Prescott is registered to practice architecture in California, Maryland, and New York, and holds the NCARB Certificate for national reciprocity.
He also has served the profession as a member of National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) teams that assessed the architectural curricula at Columbia University and RPI.
Beyond his professional responsibilities, Prescott is a leader within his community and currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture.