21 June 2014
Philadelphia —Margo P. Jones, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, of Greenfield, MA, was elected second vice president on the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Board of Directors at its 95th Annual Business Meeting.
“NCARB is not just keeping pace with change, but charging boldly into the future. At the forefront is an effort to streamline licensure, while maintaining high standards.” Jones said.
Jones was elected Board treasurer in 2013 and secretary in 2012, after serving for three years as the Director of Region 1, which comprises the registration boards of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. She also has volunteered her time to several NCARB committees and task forces, including the Audit Committee, the Continuing Education Committee, the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) Subcommittee, the Internship Committee, and most recently, the Governance Task Force. And she has been a member of the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) visiting team since 2008.
Jones serves as secretary of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Architects, which she has served on since 2008. As an active member of the professional community, she was president of the Western Massachusetts AIA from 1994-1996, and has volunteered on several community and cultural organization boards, such as the Greenfield Community YMCA, the Massachusetts Historical Commission, and the Arts Council of Franklin County. Jones is the founder and principal of Jones Whitsett Architects, Inc., established in 1984. The award-winning firm specializes in educational facilities, historic preservation, and cultural institutions.
Jones holds a Master of Architecture degree from M.I.T. and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago. She is licensed in Massachusetts and Vermont.
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.