June 20, 2015
New Orleans—Terry L. Allers, AIA, NCARB, of Fort Dodge, IA, was elected secretary of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) at its 96th Annual Business Meeting. Most recently, Allers served as the director of the Council’s Mid-Central States Conference (Region 4), which represents Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
“NCARB plays an invaluable role within the architectural community, and I am excited about continuing my Board service in support of the Council’s mission,” Allers said.
Since 2006, Allers has served on multiple NCARB committees, including the Broadly Experienced Architects Committee, where he participated in the effort to convert the application and approval process to a computer-based system; and the Committee on Education, where he participated in NCARB’s review of the 2012 Practice Analysis. He also previously served as the Region 4 vice chair and secretary/treasurer, and was a member of the NAAB/NCARB Accreditation Team Pool.
Allers was appointed to the Iowa Board of Architectural Examiners in 2005, serving terms as chair and vice chair. He is founder and president of Allers Associates Architects, PC, a full service architectural firm located in Fort Dodge, IA, serving Iowa and Minnesota. An active volunteer in the Fort Dodge community, Allers was recognized by the Fort Dodge Area Chamber of Commerce with the presentation of the Catalyst Award in 2012.
Allers received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Iowa State University in 1970. He has also been an NCARB Certificate holder and member of the American Institute of Architects since 1974—serving on the Iowa Chapter of the AIA Board of Directors for three years, as well as numerous AIA committees—and is licensed in Iowa and Minnesota.
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.