Washington, DC—Kenneth J. Naylor, AIA, LEED AP, of Salt Lake City, UT, was elected first vice president/president- elect of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) at its 90th Annual Meeting and Conference in Chicago. For the past year Naylor has served as the Council’s second vice president. By virtue of his recent election, Naylor will assume the presidency of NCARB in July 2010.
Naylor has many years of dedicated service to the profession. He served on the Utah Architectural Licensing Board from 1999-2007 and was the board’s chair from 2003-2007. His colleagues from the Council’s Western Conference recognized his leadership abilities and elected him director of Region 6 (comprised of the U.S. jurisdictions of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington) from 2006-2009. Prior to that, he served on the Western Conference executive committee from 2001 through 2005.
Naylor has been a thoughtful and proactive member of numerous Council committees. In recent years he served as Board liaison to the Committee on Procedures and Documents, the Committee on Education, the Committee on Examination, the ARE Subcommittee, and the ARE Grading Subcommittee.
His commitment to the profession includes his service to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). Naylor is the current president of AIA Utah, and served on the AIA Board Knowledge Committee and the AIA National Associates Committee, and was a contributing writer to AIArchitect. He was also part of the NAAB team that assessed the architectural curricula at Arizona State University.
Naylor is a founding principal and president of Naylor Wentworth Lund Architects, PC, an award-winning firm that offers professional expertise in programming, master planning, interior design, architectural design, and construction administration of educational, governmental, and commercial facilities, with offices in Salt Lake City and St. George, UT.
In addition to his service to the Council and the profession, Naylor served for 21 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as platoon leader, company commander, battalion commander, and on the general staff of the 96th Army Reserve Command.
Naylor earned a Master of Architecture from the University of Utah. He holds the NCARB Certificate for national reciprocity and is registered to practice in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming.