Washington, DC—Dale McKinney, AIA, of Sioux City, IA, was elected secretary of National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ (NCARB) at its 91st Annual Meeting and Conference in San Francisco. McKinney was first elected to the Council Board of Directors in 2009 by his colleagues in the Mid-Central Conference (comprised of the U.S. jurisdictions of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin) as the director of Region 4.
McKinney has served the profession for many years. He was appointed to the Iowa Architecture Examiners Board from 2000-2010 and was the board’s president in 2003-2004 and 2009-2010. He also served as chair of the Mid- Central Conference for three years and vice chair for one year.
He has been a proactive member of numerous Council committees, including the Committee on Procedures and Documents, the IDP Coordinating Committee, and the Regional Chairs Committee. McKinney has used his expertise and knowledge to usher in improvements to the Intern Development Program (IDP) as chair of the Committee on the IDP and the IDP Employment Settings Task Force. Most recently, McKinney was the Board liaison to the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) Research and Development Subcommittee, which investigated options to improve future versions of the multi-division test developed by NCARB and taken by all candidates seeking registration in the United States.
In addition to his service to NCARB, he also served as president of AIA Iowa in 1989 and served as the AIA director of the central states on the AIA national board of directors from 1997-1999.
McKinney is also active within his community. He served on the Hinton Community School Board of Education for 15 years, and currently serves on the boards of the Downtown Partners, the Historic Preservation Commission, the Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, and 1,000 Friends of Iowa. He is also a past president of the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA.
A 1975 graduate of Iowa State University, McKinney is the founding partner of the firm that evolved into M+ Architects. Located in Sioux City, IA, the firm is committed to design innovation and sustainability, and has expe- rience in education, recreation, office, retail, government, and adaptive reuse with an emphasis on historical preser- vation. He holds the NCARB Certificate for national reciprocity and is licensed in Iowa, Arizona, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, and South Dakota.