Washington, DC—Jon Alan Baker, FAIA, LEED AP, of San Diego, CA, was installed on the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ (NCARB) Board of Directors at its 91st Annual Meeting and Conference in San Francisco. Baker was elected by the Council’s Western Conference (Region 6), which comprises the registration boards from Alaska, Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington in March.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger first appointed Baker to the California Architect’s Board (CAB) in 2005. He served as the board’s president from 2008 through 2009. In addition, he chairs the CAB's Executive Committee and serves on the Professional Qualifications Committee.
On the regional and national level, Baker served as the chair of Region 6 from 2008-2010, and served on the Council’s Regional Chairs Committee and Site Planning & Design section of the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) Subcommittee, which writes and reviews the multi-division exam developed by NCARB and taken by all candidates seeking registration in the United States.
In 2009, Baker was inducted into the AIA College of Fellows by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in recognition of his career-long achievements in advancing the profession of architecture. He served eight years on the AIA San Diego Chapter board, including one year as president. He also served two years on the board of the AIA California Council.
Baker is a senior partner at NTD Architecture, which specializes in the design of educational, healthcare, and civic facilities and maintains seven offices in California and Arizona. His experience covers 30 years of professional practice including 27 years with the firm and 23 years as a partner. He holds the NCARB Certificate, and is licensed to practice architecture in eight states.
As a LEED Accredited Professional, Baker provides professional leadership in the design of sustainable facilities and contributes to the implementation of sustainable practices among his firm and clients that influence the development of green and environmentally responsible design.
Outside the profession of architecture, Baker is also an active member within in his community. He serves on the board of two nonprofits: Jr. Achievement for San Diego & Imperial Counties and the Poway Unified School District Educational Foundation.