Dennis Ward Installed as Regional Director of NCARB

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.