23 June 2014
Philadelphia, PA—John G. Cameron Jr., a lawyer with Dickinson Wright PLLC, in Grand Rapids, MI, was installed as the public director for the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) at the 95th Annual Business Meeting in June. As a member of the Council’s Board of Directors, Cameron will have full voting rights and will provide the Board with a fresh perspective when making critical decisions.
Cameron practices real estate and construction law and is a member of the Michigan, Illinois, Colorado, and North Carolina bars. He is also the chair of the State Bar of Michigan Professional Ethics Committee.
Cameron attended the United States Naval Academy, Albion College, and graduated cum laude from Wayne State University Law School. A former instructor at Grand Valley State University’s Seidman School of Business and Grand Rapids Community College, he frequently lectures on real estate and construction law topics for various organizations. He has written several books, including A Practitioner’s Guide to Construction Law, along with numerous published articles.
Cameron is listed in “Who’s Who in American Law” and “The Best Lawyers in America.” He was named a Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyer, Grand Rapids Real Estate Lawyer of the Year in 2009, Construction Lawyer of the Year in 2011, and one of Michigan’s “Leaders in the Law” in 2012. He is an elected member of both the American Law Institute and the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, and for six years served on the National Board of Editors of The Practical Real Estate Lawyer.
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.