Iowa Architect Dale McKinney elected first vice president/president-elect of NCARB

22 June 2013

San Diego, CA—Dale McKinney, FAIA, of Sioux City, IA, was elected first vice president/president-elect of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) at its 94th Annual Meeting. By virtue of his election, he will be installed as president of the Council in July 2014.

“This truly has been an exciting time to be a part of the Council,” McKinney said. “Our strategic plan is allowing us to be responsive to issues that arise and investigate new opportunities that support our long-term goals.”

McKinney most recently served as second vice president, treasurer, secretary, and the director of the Mid-Central Conference (Region 4), which represents the jurisdictions of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

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.

“My experience with the Council has allowed me to dig a lot deeper into the workings of the organization to clearly understand what we do, how we do it, and how we get to where we want to go,” he said.

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, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, and South Dakota.