June 20, 2015
New Orleans—Gregory L. Erny, AIA, NCARB, of Reno, NV, was elected second vice president of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) at its 96th Annual Business Meeting.
“NCARB is rejuvenating its efforts across the board to strengthen our protection of the public’s health, safety, and welfare,” Erny said. “We are dedicated to finding innovative methods to better satisfy the needs of our internal and external stakeholders, partners, and customers along with fostering credibility and confidence in the qualifications of our Certificate holders for those who utilize their services.”
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® (ARE®), the multi-division test developed by NCARB that is taken by all candidates seeking architectural registration in the United States. He has also been a valuable member of the Professional Conduct, Procedures and Documents, and Professional Development committees.
As the former director for Region 6, Erny represented the registration boards of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. He also represented NCARB on the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) team that assessed the architectural curricula at Montana State University.
In 1981 Erny became licensed to practice architecture in Nevada, and in 1983 opened his own practice, Architects + LLC, where he continues to serve as president. He has served on the Nevada Board since 1996, and served as chair twice. Erny is an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), having served as president of AIA Northern Nevada and AIA Nevada and currently serving on the AIA Northern Nevada Scholarship Committee. He is also 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.
Erny graduated from Ball State University, with both a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Bachelor of Architecture. He holds the NCARB Certificate for national reciprocity and is currently licensed in Nevada and California.
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.