22 June 2013
San Diego, CA—Virginia Board Executive Director Kate Nosbisch of Chester, VA, was installed as the Member Board Executive Director of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Board of Directors at its 94th Annual Meeting in San Diego. Nominated by her peers, Nosbisch represents the executive and administrative heads of the 54 U.S. registration boards on the Board of Directors.
Nosbisch served on the NCARB Member Board Executive Committee from 2009-2011. Nosbisch has also dedicated her time and expertise to the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES) and the National Council of Landscape Architect Registration Boards (CLARB). She also volunteered on the board for the Council on Licensure, Enforcement, and Regulation (CLEAR) from 2007 to 2008, including two years as president.
Nosbisch has served as executive director for the Virginia Board of Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers, and Landscape Architects (APELSCIDLA) since 2008. Previously, she served as deputy executive director for Board of Medicine for Virginia.
Nosbisch received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Business/Communications and her Master of Science in Professional Leadership from Carlow University.
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.