New Mexico Architect Robert M. Calvani Installed as NCARB Regional Director

23 June 2014

Robert CalvaniPhiladelphia, PA—Robert M. Calvani, AIA, NCARB, founder and president of NCA Architects, LLC in Albuquerque, NM, was named an NCARB Regional Director at the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards 95th Annual Business Meeting. Calvani was elected by the Council’s Western Conference (Region 6), which is comprised of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

Calvani was appointed to the New Mexico Board of Examiners for Architects in 2003 and has served as chair, vice-chair, and on various sub-committees including the Joint Practices Committee, which combines representatives from architecture, engineering, land surveying, and landscape architecture.

Calvani has served on numerous NCARB committees since 2004, including several related to the development of the Architect Registration Examination, the multi-division test developed by NCARB and taken by all candidates seeking architectural registration in the United States. These include the ARE Subcommittee, where he was coordinator and later became chair, and the Examination Committee. In addition, Calvani served on the Test Specification Steering Committee and Test Specification Task Force, which developed the test specifications for ARE 5.0.

He also served on the 2012 Practice Analysis Task Force Steering Committee and as team leader on the Practice Analysis Task Force. He has also served on the Executive Committee of Region 6 and as chair of Region 6.

Calvani earned architectural degrees from both the University of New Mexico and UCLA. He has held an NCARB Certificate since 1981 and is licensed in New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, and Nevada.


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.