Washington, DC— Kenneth J. Naylor, AIA, of Salt Lake City, UT, was elected second vice president of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) at its 89th Annual Meeting and Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. For the past three years Naylor has been the regional director of the Council’s Western Conference (Region 6) representing: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. Prior to that, he served on the Western Conference executive committee from 2001 through 2005.
Naylor is a founding principal and president of Naylor Wentworth Lund Architects, PC. NWL Architects is an award-winning firm that offers professional expertise in programming, master planning, interior design, architectural design, and construction administration of educational, governmental, religious, and commercial facilities, with offices in Salt Lake City and St. George, UT.
Naylor served on the Utah Architectural Licensing Board from 1999-2007 and served as the board’s chair from 2003-2007. In recent years he has served as Board liaison to various NCARB committees, including the Committee on Education, the Committee on Examination, the ARE Subcommittee, and the ARE Grading Subcommittee.
A member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Naylor is the president-elect of AIA Utah. He served on the AIA National Associates Committee and was a contributing writer to AIArchitect. He was also part of the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) team that assessed the architectural curricula at Arizona State University.
In addition to his service to the Council and the profession, Naylor served for 21 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as platoon leader, company commander, battalion commander, and on the general staff of the 96th Army Reserve Command.
Naylor earned a Master of Architecture from the University of Utah. He holds the NCARB Certificate for national reciprocity and is registered to practice in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming.