Washington, DC—Dale McKinney, AIA, of Sioux City, IA, was installed on the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ (NCARB) Board of Directors at its 90th Annual Meeting and Conference in Chicago last month. McKinney was recognized for his leadership abilities by his colleagues in the Mid-Central Conference (comprised of the U.S. jurisdictions of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin) who elected him director of Region 3 in March 2009 during its spring meeting in Salt Lake City.
McKinney has served the profession for many years. He was appointed to the Iowa Architecture Examiners Board in 2000 and is the board’s current president, a position he also held in 2003-2004. Prior to being elected director for Region 4, he served as chair of the Mid-Central Conference for three years and vice chair for one year.
He has been a thoughtful and proactive member of numerous Council committees, including the Committee on Procedures and Documents, the IDP Coordinating Committee, and the Regional Chairs Committee. McKinney has used his expertise and knowledge to usher in improve to the Intern Development Program (IDP) as chair of the Committee on the IDP and the IDP Employment Settings Task Force. In addition to his service to NCARB, he also served as president of AIA Iowa and was a member of the AIA national board of directors.
McKinney’s contributions do not stop with the profession of architecture—he has given much to his community as well. He served on the Hinton Community School Board of Education for 15 years, and currently serves on the boards of the Downtown Partners, the Historic Preservation Commission, the Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, and 1,000 Friends of Iowa. He is also a past president of the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA.
A 1975 graduate of Iowa State University, McKinney is the founding partner of the firm that evolved into M+ Architects. Located in Sioux City, IA, the firm is committed to design innovation and sustainability, and has experience in education, recreation, office, retail, government, and adaptive reuse with an emphasis on historical preservation. He holds the NCARB Certificate for national reciprocity and is licensed in Iowa, Arizona, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, and South Dakota.