27 June 2012
Minneapolis, MN—Gregory L. Erny, AIA, of Reno, NV, was installed on the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ (NCARB) Board of Directors at its 93rd Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN. As the director for Region 6 (Western Conference), Erny represents the U.S. jurisdictions of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.
First appointed to the Nevada Board of Architecture, Interior Design, and Residential Design in 1996 by then- Governor Robert Miller, Erny has served on numerous Council committees, including the Procedures and Documents Committee, Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) Graphics Grading Committee, the Alternative Item Writing Task Force, the Committee on Professional Development, and the Professional Conduct Committee.
Erny previously served as the Region 6 director on the NCARB Board of Directors from 2008-2010 and on the Western Conference Executive Committee from 2000-2006, including three terms as regional chair from 2004-2006. He also represented NCARB on the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) team that assessed the architectural curricula at Montana State University.
In 1977, Erny graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, IN, with both a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Bachelor of Architecture. He became licensed to practice architecture in Nevada in 1981 and founded Architects + LLC in 1983. Erny holds the NCARB Certificate for national reciprocity and is currently registered to practice in Nevada and California. His diverse practice includes a resume of commercial and public works projects along.
Erny currently serves as Chairman of both the Nevada State Board of Architecture, Interior Design, and Residential Design and the City of Reno Historic Resources Commission. He is an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and also serves as a vice-president on the board of directors for the Nevada Area Council Boy Scouts of America.
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.