Western Council Hosts Second Annual Regional Summit

Regional Summit 2015 

March 26, 2014

Long Beach, CA—Representatives of U.S. architectural licensing boards met in their geographic regions as participants in the spring Regional Summit held March 13-14, 2015, in Long Beach, CA. Delegates discussed regional business, debated jurisdictional roles related to professional credentials, and provided the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) with feedback on proposed program changes and resolutions that will be voted on at NCARB’s Annual Business Meeting in June.

Hosted by the Western Council (Region 6), Summit Chair James Oschwald of New Mexico led the 191 delegates through a joint program that included a presentation on how architectural regulation can address natural disasters and climate change, a debate on professional credentials, and remarks from NCARB’s President Dale McKinney, CEO Mike Armstrong, and President-elect Dennis S. Ward. Executives charged with staffing and managing their jurisdiction boards conducted their annual workshop preceding the Summit.

Nominating Leadership

Individually, regions also met to hear from candidates running for NCARB office and nominate regional directors to serve on the FY16 NCARB Board of Directors.

NCARB Officer Elections
Six candidates are running for officer positions on the NCARB Board of Directors. Elections will be held at the June NCARB Annual Business Meeting in New Orleans, LA. Each registration board has one vote. The candidates are:

Regional Directors
The following Member Board Members were nominated as regional directors, slated for confirmation by the NCARB membership in June:

  • Region 1: David R. Prengaman, AIA (Rhode Island Board of Examination and Registration of Architects) 
  • Region 2: Susan B. McClymonds, AIA, CSI (New York State Board for Architecture) 
  • Region 3: Alfred Vidaurri Jr., FAIA, AICP, LEED AP (Texas Board of Architectural Examiners)
  • Region 4: Stephen L. Sharp, AIA (Ohio Architects Board)
  • Region 5: Bayliss Ward, AIA, NCARB (Montana Board of Architects)
  • Region 6: Robert M. Calvani, AIA, NCARB (New Mexico Board of Examiners for Architects)
Member Board Executive (MBE) Workshop

Prior to the Regional Summit, executives from over 30 licensing boards met at their annual Member Board Executive Workshop. The executives discussed the role of the regions, enforcement best practices, harassment in the work place, and using social media to communicate with licensees.

In addition, the group nominated Kingsley Johnson Glasgow of the Arkansas Board of Architects, Landscape Architects & Interior Designers to serve a second term as the MBE Director on the FY16 NCARB Board of Directors. The election of the MBE Director occurs at the NCARB Annual Business Meeting in June. 

About NCARB
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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