26 July 2011
Washington, DC—Dale McKinney, FAIA, of Sioux City, IA, was elected treasurer of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) at its 92nd Annual Meeting and Conference in June. McKinney most recently served as secretary and the director of the Mid-Central Conference (Region 4) on the Council Board of Directors.
As the director of the Mid-Central Conference, McKinney represented the jurisdictions of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The conference previously recognized his leadership when it elected him chair and vice chair on the conference.
McKinney has volunteered his time to the profession on several occasions. He was appointed to the Iowa Architecture Examiners Board from 2000-2010, and was elected the board’s president from 2003-2004 and 2009-2010. He was an active volunteer on numerous NCARB committees lending his expertise to the Committee on Procedures and Documents, the IDP Coordinating Committee, and the Regional Chairs Committee. He served as chair of the Committee on the Intern Development Program (IDP) and the IDP Employment Settings Task Force. Most recently he served as the board liaison to the Member Board Executive Committee.
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, 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 experience in education, recreation, office, retail, government, and adaptive reuse with an emphasis on historical preservation. 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.
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.