22 June 2013
San Diego, CA—Anne Kolman Smith, AIA, LEED APBD+C, of Savannah, GA, was installed on the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Board of Directors at its 94th Annual Meeting in San Diego. Smith will represent the Council’s Southern Conference (Region 3), which comprises the registration boards of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Governor Sonny Perdue first appointed Smith to the Georgia State Board of Architects and Interior Designers in 2004. Smith is currently enjoying her third term and has served as president since 2005. Smith’s colleagues in Region 3 recognized her affinity for leadership by electing her secretary, chair, and vice chair of the conference. Smith’s extensive committee service includes membership on several ARE Subcommittees, Broadly Experienced Architect Committee, and the Governance Task Force/Regional Leadership Committee.
Smith is a partner in the firm of Lominack Kolman Smith Architects located in Savannah, GA, where she has practiced since 1985. Lominack Kolman Smith Architects is a small firm specializing in historic preservation, sustainable design, and many unique projects that have been recognized for excellence. Smith and her firm have received numerous awards for their work and service.
As an active member of her professional community, Smith has served as president of both AIA Savannah and AIA Georgia. AIA Georgia bestowed its highest honor, the Rothschild Award, to Smith in 2010, and AIA Savannah awarded Smith the Kolman Award in 2007.
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 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.