Two Architects Join NCARB Staff

Washington, DC—The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) is pleased to announce that architects Jared N. Zurn, AIA, and Rachel Allegra Kros, AIA, have joined NCARB staff.

Jared N. Zurn, AIA, joined staff in July as the assistant director of ARE development. In this position, he will help support and guide the development of the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) as it continues to evolve with the architecture profession.

Before joining NCARB, Zurn was a sole practitioner and educator in Detroit Lakes, MN. He spent several years in academic leadership roles at Minnesota State Community and Technical College where he led the development of curriculum, course assessment, and program outcome assessment for the Architectural Technology program. As an educator, he specialized in CAD software implementation and BIM solutions using both AutoCAD® Architecture and Revit® Architecture.

As a practitioner, Zurn focused on residential design in the “412-lakes area” of northwest Minnesota. He completed several homes while maintaining a focus on the environmental impact of residential construction on previously undeveloped wooded and lakeshore property. He continues to be involved in the study of advancing implementation of a full BIM solution into project delivery.

Zurn holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from North Dakota State University. A member of the American Institute of Architects, Zurn holds the NCARB Certificate for national reciprocity and is licensed to practice architecture in the state of Minnesota.

Rachel Allegra Kros, AIA, joined staff in May as the new manager, programs. In this position she will help support and guide both the Intern Development Program (IDP) and the ARE.

Kros has 15 years of experience in all phases of design, construction, and project management. She has had the opportunity to work for a variety of firms around the country and overseas due to her husband’s military service. Her experience includes a wide range of residential and commercial projects. Most recently, Kros was the senior project manager at Flesher + Foster Architects in California. While in California, she served on the Board of the Monterey Bay Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Kros holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rice University in Houston, TX.

A member of the American Institute of Architects, she holds the NCARB Certificate for national reciprocity and is licensed to practice architecture in the state of Florida.