Massachusetts Architect Margo P. Jones Elected NCARB Secretary

27 June 2012

Minneapolis, MN—Margo P. Jones, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, of Greenfield, MA, was elected secretary on the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Board of Directors at its 93rd Annual Meeting last week. Jones was elected by a vote of the Council membership present at the Annual Meeting.

“Each player on the architectural team has an important role to play,” said Jones referring to NCARB and the other architectural collaterals. “We need to play to each of our strengths, acting as an integrated team, to improve our profession in today’s world.”

From 2009-2012, Jones served on the NCARB Board as Director of Region 1, which comprises the registration boards of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Additionally, she has served on several NCARB committees and task forces, including the Audit Committee, the Continuing Education Committee, the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) Subcommittee, the Internship Committee, and most recently, the Governance Task Force. She has also been a member of the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) visiting team since 2008.

Jones served as secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Architects from 2008-2012. She was president of the Western Massachusetts AIA from 1994-1996, and has served on the boards of several community and cultural organizations, such as the Greenfield Community YMCA, the Massachusetts Historical Commission, and the Arts Council of Franklin County. Jones is the founder and president of Margo Jones Architects, Inc. since 1984. The award-winning firm specializes in educational facilities, historic preservation, and cultural institutions.

Jones holds a Master of Architecture degree from M.I.T., and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago. She is licensed in Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire.


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.


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