Philadelphia Lawyer Lynn R. Axelroth Installed as Public Director of NCARB

7 September 2011

Washington, DC—Lynn R. Axelroth, of Philadelphia, PA, was installed as the public director for the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ (NCARB) at their 92nd Annual Meeting in June. She is the second public director to serve on the Council’s Board of Directors and will have full voting rights.

With over 28 years of experience, Axelroth is a partner in Ballard Spahr’s Real Estate Department, was the first managing partner of its Philadelphia office, and formerly chaired the firms Construction Law Practice Group. She represents private and public owners of all types, debt and equity lenders, and other construction industry participants in all aspects of complex real estate development, negotiation, construction, financing, restructuring, building information modeling, and risk avoidance/management. Her clients include a world-class orchestra in the development and management of its new concert hall; a Major League Baseball team in the evaluation, public/private financing, design and construction of its new ballpark and spring training complex; Ivy League universities in various campus expansions and facilities to enhance student, faculty, and administrative functions; and the nonprofit developer and operator of one of the largest regional visitor centers in the United States.

Axelroth is a frequent author and speaker and is noted in many U.S. and International construction, real estate, and business Who’s Who directories. She is an elected Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and the American College of Construction Lawyers, where she also served on its Board of Governors. She was the first chair and a founding member of the Division of Owners and Lenders of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry and served on the Forum’s Governing Committee. She has been an allied member of the American Institute of Architects and serves on the Associated General Contractors BIM Sub-Forum, as well as serving on among others, the boards of the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and the Independence Visitors Center Corporation, which she as chaired for seven years.

She is a graduate of Temple University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was a President’s Scholar, and the University of Pennsylvania, where she was an editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.


The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ membership is made up of the architectural registration boards of all 50 states as well as those of the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NCARB assists its member registration boards in carrying out their duties and provides a certification program for individual architects.

NCARB protects the public health, safety, and welfare by leading the regulation of the practice of architecture through the development and application of standards for licensure and credentialing of architects. In order to achieve these goals, the Council develops and recommends standards to be required of an applicant for architectural registration; develops and recommends standards regulating the practice of architecture; provides to Member Boards a process for certifying the qualifications of an architect for registration; and represents the interests of Member Boards before public and private agencies. NCARB has established reciprocal registration for architects in the United States and Canada.