23 June 2014
Philadelphia—Gregory L. Erny, AIA, NCARB, of Reno, NV, was elected secretary of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ (NCARB) Board of Directors at its 95th Annual Business Meeting. He is the former director for Region 6, where he represented Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.
“It’s an honor to serve as the Council’s secretary. I look forward to being a part of the leadership team that advances its innovative programs,” Erny said.
First appointed to the Nevada Board of Architecture, Interior Design, and Residential Design in 1996 by then-Governor Robert Miller, Erny has served on numerous Council committees, including several related to the Architect Registration Examination, the multi-division test developed by NCARB that is taken by all candidates seeking architectural registration in the United States. He has also severed on the Professional Conduct, Procedures and Documents, and Professional Development committees.
Erny also served on the Western Conference Executive Committee from 2000-2006, including three terms as regional chair from 2004 to 2006. He represented NCARB on the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) team that assessed the architectural curricula at Montana State University.
Erny graduated from Ball State University, with both a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Bachelor of Architecture. He became licensed to practice architecture in Nevada in 1981 and founded Architects + LLC in 1983. Erny holds the NCARB Certificate for national reciprocity and is currently registered to practice in Nevada and California. His diverse practice includes commercial and public works projects, as well as custom single-family residences. Erny is an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a commissioner for the City of Reno’s Historic Resources Commission, and a vice president on the Board of Directors of the Nevada Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
“It has been a privilege to be a part of this organization over the last 16 years, and I look forward to being a part of the innovative leadership team that advances its essential programs,” Erny said.
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.