Ohio Architect Stephen L. Sharp, AIA, NCARB, Elected NCARB Regional Director

June 20, 2015

Stephen SharpNew Orleans—Stephen L. Sharp, AIA, NCARB, of Springfield, OH, was elected as an NCARB Regional Director at the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ (NCARB) 96th Annual Business Meeting in June. Sharp was elected to serve on the Council’s Board of Directors by NCARB’s Mid-Central Conference (Region 4), which is comprised of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Sharp has been a member of the Ohio Architects Board since 2005, serving as president in 2009 and 2014. His colleagues in Region 4 have elected him as treasurer, vice chair, chair, and director. In 2013 he initiated and hosted Region 4’s first Architectural Educators and Regulators Symposium to discuss shortening paths to licensure. He has served on a number of NCARB 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. In addition, he has been a valuable member of the Regional Leadership Committee, Procedures and Documents Committee, NAAB Visiting Team, and the ARE 5.0 Mapping Task Force. Sharp has also held leadership positions as director of the AIA Dayton Chapter and past president of the Springfield Museum of Art.

After starting out as a single practitioner in 1988, Sharp merged his practice with Ed McCall in 2001 to become McCall Sharp Architecture. McCall Sharp Architecture is an eight-person general practice firm serving Ohio and surrounding states. His portfolio concentrates on a diverse body of project types, large and small, including building adaptive reuse and restoration, health care clinics, youth facilities, educational facilities, senior living, museums, libraries, religious structures, and local civic projects. Sharp has won multiple design awards for his work over the past 20 years, including a 1997 AIA Honorable Mention from the Dayton AIA and a 1997 National Award of Merit from the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.

Sharp is licensed to practice in Ohio and Indiana. He holds the NCARB Certificate and is a member of both the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Ohio and AIA Dayton. Sharp is a graduate of Miami University, Oxford, OH, with a professional degree in architecture.


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.

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