27 June 2012
Minneapolis, MN—Christopher P. Williams, AIA, NCARB, of Meredith, NH, was installed on the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Board of Directors at its 93rd Annual Meeting last week. Williams was elected by the Council’s New England Conference (Region 1), which comprises the registration boards of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Since 2004, Williams has served on several NCARB committees, including the Examination Committee, which is responsible for the development of the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®); the Sustainability Task Force; the Intern Development Program Advisory Committee (IDPAC); and the Continuing Education Committee. He also served as the Region 1 secretary from 2006-2009, chaired the Regional Chairs Committee from 2009 to present, and as chair of Region 1 since 2009.
Williams has been a member of the New Hampshire Board of Architects since 2003, serving as its chair since 2009. He has been deeply involved in numerous professional and community-based organizations, such as AIA NH, New Hampshire Preservation Alliance, and several Governor’s Committees for the State of New Hampshire. Williams is the founder and managing principal of Christopher P. Williams Architects, PLLC since 1984. The award-winning firm specializes in green building practices, and its work has been featured in several books and magazines.
Williams holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Carnegie-Mellon University and is licensed in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont.
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.