Washington, DC—National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ 2009 President Gordon E. Mills, FAIA, recently awarded the President's Medal for Distinguished Service to Glenda Loving, of Des Moines, IA, in recognition of her long and distinguished service to the Council and its mission.
As the executive secretary of the Iowa Architectural Examining Board, Loving has guided emerging professionals and architects through the registration process for the past 12 years. During this time she served as a member of a number of committees and task forces where she lent her perspective to a diverse range of Council issues and initiatives. She also served as chair of the Member Board Executive Committee. Loving’s significant contributions to the architecture profession include her efforts to improve the Intern Development Program (IDP) by promoting the Six-Month Rule, and helping write the IDP Supervisor Guidelines and update the direct supervision requirements.
Loving’s career in the state government started in 1978 when she went to work for the Iowa Accountancy Board. When the state government was reorganized in 1986 and the examining boards became part of the Professional Licensing Division, Loving moved to the Architectural Examining Board. She was named its executive secretary in 1996.
Loving was honored during NCARB's 90th Annual Meeting and Conference, held last month in Chicago. The President's Medal awards program was established in 1994 to recognize those individuals who dedicate part of their careers, energy, and wisdom to benefit the work of NCARB, the public, and the architectural profession.
“It’s an honor to be recognized for what I consider ‘just doing my job,’” Loving stated after receiving the President’s Medal. “I’ve enjoyed working with the outstanding staff and leadership of NCARB, as well as my many friends and colleagues who serve Member Boards and the profession.”
Beyond her professional contributions, Loving has given much to the community as well. She has participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, raised donations for Food Bank of Iowa, and volunteered at local schools. In her free time she enjoys quilting, gardening, scrapbooking, and helping her husband Dan with his barbeque catering business.