23 June 2014
Philadelphia, PA—David R. Prengaman, AIA, NCARB, of Providence, RI, was installed as an NCARB Regional Director at the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards 95th Annual Business Meeting in June. Prengaman was elected by the Council’s New England Conference (Region 1), which is comprised of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Prengaman was first appointed to the Rhode Island Board of Examination and Registration of Architects in 2009 and has served as its chair, vice chair, and secretary. Prengaman also has served on many NCARB committees over the past several years, including the ARE Subcommittee on Programming, Planning, and Practice; the Procedures and Documents Committee; and the Regional Leadership Committee.
Prengaman is principal of Vision 3 Architects in Providence, RI, an architectural and interior design firm specializing in primarily education, corporate office, hospitality, and healthcare. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Building Sciences.
He is registered in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania, and has been an NCARB Certificate holder since 1988. His other professional activities include service as president of AIA/Rhode Island and as a member of the AIA New England Board of Directors. Prengaman also is an active volunteer on various community nonprofit boards and organizations. As a LEED Accredited Professional, Prengaman provides professional leadership in the design of sustainable facilities and the implementation of green practices.
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.