Washington, DC—Dennis S. Ward, AIA, of Florence, SC, 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. Ward was recognized for his leadership abilities by his colleagues in the Southern Conference (comprised of the U.S. jurisdictions of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) who elected him director of Region 3 in March 2009 during its spring meeting in Savannah, GA. Previously, he served the Southern Conference as vice chair and secretary.
First appointed to the South Carolina Board of Architectural Examiners in 2001, Ward is the board’s incoming chair, a position he also held in 2004-2005. Ward has many years of dedicated service to the profession. He has served as a member or chair of numerous NCARB committees, task forces, and workshops including the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) Subcommittee, the ARE Technology Subcommittee, the Committee on Examination, the ARE Specification Task Force, and the ARE Item Writing Workshop. In addition, he has served as an NCARB visiting team representative of the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) since 2005.
A graduate of Clemson University’s undergraduate program, Ward went on to attend Clemson’s Charles E. Daniels Center for Building Research and Urban Studies in Genoa, Italy in 1980 and received his Masters of Architecture degree from Clemson University in 1981. After interning with Intergroup Architects of Denver, CO, he joined Munford G. Fuller & Associates of Florence, SC in 1982. Upon completing his architectural registration in 1986, he became a managing partner. In 1995, Ward was named president of F W Architects, Inc., AIA, a position in which he continues to serve. Experienced in both large and small design projects, Ward’s portfolio includes educational, civic, theatrical, commercial, institutional, religious, healthcare, senior living, adaptive re-use, state, and federal projects. He holds an NCARB Certificate for national reciprocity and is licensed in South Carolina and North Carolina.