Alabama Architect Kristine A. Harding, AIA, Installed as NCARB Regional Director

19 July 2011

Washington, DC—Kristine A. Harding, AIA, NCARB, of Huntsville, AL, was installed on the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ (NCARB) Board of Directors at its 92nd Annual Meeting and Conference in Washington. Harding was elected by the Council’s Southern Conference (Region 3), which comprises the registration boards of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Governor Robert Riley first appointed Harding to the Alabama Board of Architects in 2005. She served as the board’s chair in 2008 and 2009.

On the regional and national level, Harding served as the chair of Region 3 in 2011, having also served as its secretary and vice chair. She has served several years on the Council’s Professional Development Committee, and the Committee on Procedures and Documents, serving as its chair in 2011.

Harding is vice president, group manager for KPS Group, Inc. in Huntsville, AL. KPS, with offices in Atlanta, GA, and Birmingham and Huntsville, AL, is a firm with broad experience in numerous specialized building types including corporate, developer, broadcast, banking, museum, performing art, education, aviation, religious, and judicial facilities. The firm’s planning and landscape experience ranges from neo-traditional town planning to recreational planning and neighborhood revitalization.

She has served the Alabama Council AIA and the North Alabama Chapter in many different capacities from 1998 to 2007. She served as president of the Alabama Council AIA in 2005. Harding was recently awarded the Alabama Council Accolade Award, which is the highest honor given by the council in recognition for service to the profession.

Outside the profession of architecture, Harding is also an active member within in her community. She has served on Cummings Research Park Design Control Committee, the Huntsville Sports Commission, the Huntsville Madison County Marina & Port Authority, and on committees for Huntsville County Leadership, and Leadership Alabama.

Harding is a graduate with a Bachelor of Architecture from Rice University. She holds the NCARB Certificate, and is licensed to practice architecture in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee.


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, Canada, and Mexico.