19 July 2011
Washington, DC—South Carolina Board Administrator Jan Bull Simpson of Columbia, SC, was installed as the Member Board Executive Director of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) at its 92nd Annual Meeting and Conference in June. As a member of the Board of Directors, Simpson has full voting rights and represents the executive and administrative heads of the 54 U.S. registration boards. Simpson has been the administrator of the South Carolina Board of Architectural Examiners since 1994. She is also the administrator for the Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors and the Board of Landscape Architectural Examiners.
Since 1994, Simpson has actively participated in NCARB Regional and Annual Meetings, serving as a workshop presenter and panelist. Her NCARB committee service includes membership on the Member Board Executives Committee, chairing it in 2004; the Committee on the Intern Development Program (IDP); NCARB Impediments Task Force; IDP Advisory Committee; and the Committee on Procedures and Documents.
NCARB Past President Frank Guillot (2004-2005) awarded Simpson the NCARB President’s Medal for Distinguished Service in 2005. NCARB’s highest honor, the medal signifies her commitment to the architectural profession and to the Council’s mission to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare by leading the regulation of standards for licensure and credentialing.
Simpson graduated from Wesleyan College in Macon, GA, with a Bachelor of Arts in English.
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.