June 18, 2016
Seattle, WA—Gregory L. Erny, NCARB, AIA, of Reno, NV, was elected first vice president/president-elect of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) at its 97th Annual Business Meeting. By virtue of his election, Erny will become NCARB president in July 2017.
“No stone is left unturned in searching for fresh avenues to improve our programs for licensure candidates, practitioners, and Member Boards,” Erny said. “With guidance from our Member Boards, I look forward to strengthening the public’s perception of our profession and helping our organization reach architects in new and inspiring ways.”
Erny was first appointed to the Nevada Board of Architecture, Interior Design, and Residential Design in 1996 by then-Governor Robert Miller, serving as chair from 2011-2013. A dedicated NCARB volunteer since 1998, the Nevada architect has served on numerous committees—including several related to the development of the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®), the national exam used to test a licensure candidate’s knowledge and skills. He has also been a valuable member of the Professional Conduct, Procedures and Documents, and Professional Development committees.
Since 2008, Erny has served in several positions on the NCARB Board of Directors, including terms as second vice president, secretary, and regional director of NCARB’s Western Conference (Region 6). The Western Conference includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.
Just two years after earning a license in Nevada, Erny opened his own practice, Architects + LLC, in 1983. He continues to serve as president of his firm and remains an active member of the Nevada Board. Erny is also a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), having served as president of AIA Northern Nevada and AIA Nevada, and as a current member of the AIA Northern Nevada Scholarship Committee. He remains heavily involved in his community, acting as a commissioner for the City of Reno’s Historic Resources Commission, chairman of the Bailey Charter Elementary School Board, and the Nevada Area Council Director for the Boy Scouts of America.
Erny graduated from Ball State University with both a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Bachelor of Architecture. He has been an NCARB Certificate holder since 1998 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.