Montana Architect Thomas R.Wood, AIA, Installed as Regional Director of National Architect Council

Washington, DC—Thomas R. Wood, AIA, of Bozeman, MT, was installed on the National Council of
Architectural Registration Boards’ (NCARB) Board of Directors at its 89th Annual Meeting and Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, last month. As the director for NCARB’s Region 5 (Central States Conference), Wood represents the U.S. jurisdictions of Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wyoming. The Central States Conference elected Wood director in April 2008 during its spring meeting in Omaha, NE.

First appointed to the Montana Board of Architects in 2001, Wood served as the board’s president from 2005- 2007. Prior to being elected director for Region 5, Wood served as the secretary/treasurer of the Central States Conference in 2005 and as their regional chair from 2006-2008.

Wood’s involvement with NCARB began in the mid-1980s when he served as a grader and grading coordinator for the site graphics section of the pencil-and-paper Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®). Since then, he has served on numerous NCARB committees. Most recently, he was a member of the Regional Chairs Committee, the Practice Analysis Core Group, the Intern Development Program (IDP) Employment Settings Task Force, the IDP Advisory Committee, the IDP Employment Settings Task Force, and the EPC/Core Competency Linking Study Task Force.

In 1972 Wood earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and in 1975 he earned a Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Currently he is the director of Integrated Design Lab – Bozeman, where he helps architects and engineers design high-performance buildings. Wood is also a professor of architecture at Montana State University. He holds the NCARB Certificate for national reciprocity and is registered to practice in Colorado and Montana.

Wood has written and lectured extensively on daylighting, climate-responsive design, and integrated design. He’s donated his architectural services to a variety of worthy organizations and won numerous awards for his affordable housing and energy-efficient designs.