Washington, DC—Blakely C. Dunn, AIA, of El Dorado, AR was installed on the Board of Directors for the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) during the organization’s June 2007 Annual Meeting and Conference in Denver, CO.
As the director for Region 3 (Southern Conference), Dunn represents the U.S. jurisdictions of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and the Virgin Islands. The Southern Conference elected Dunn director in March 2007 during its spring meeting in Orlando, FL.
Dunn started his career as an intern at CADM Architecture, Inc. in El Dorado in 1985. After working for several years at The Stuck Associates Inc., in Little Rock, AR, and Bullock-Tice Associates, in Pensacola, FL, Dunn returned to CADM Architecture as a principal in 1991 and was named president in 2000. The firm—known for its work designing educational, senior living, governmental, and commercial buildings—recently received the Villas Hubbard Beautification Award for the Settlers Trail Senior Housing project in Lodi, WI.
A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, Dunn received a Bachelor of Architecture in 1985 and Bachelor of Arts in 1984. Dunn holds the NCARB Certificate for national reciprocity and is registered to practice in Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Texas, and Wisconsin.
First appointed to the Arkansas State Board of Architects in 1999 by then-Governor Mike Huckabee, Dunn has been chosen by various NCARB presidents to serve on a number of Council committees, including the Committee on Education, Broadly Experienced Architect Committee, Committee on Procedures and Documents, and the 2006/2007 Practice Analysis Task Force. Prior to being elected Director for Region 3, Dunn served as its chair for two terms, secretary for one year and on its board of directors for three years. He also served as an observer on the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) team that assessed curricula at Louisiana Tech University.
Among his community-related work, Dunn has served as commissioner for the El Dorado Historic District Commission and the director of the El Dorado Rotary Club, the El Dorado Mainstreet Program and the United Cerebral Palsy of Union County.