William Geddis, FAIA
NCARB President 1970-1971

William Geddis

William J. Geddis, FAIA, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, was appointed to the Massachusetts Architecture Board in 1963. He began volunteering for NCARB committees in 1964, including the Public Relations and Regional Structure committees. Geddis was elected to the NCARB Board of Directors in 1966, serving terms as first vice president, second vice president, and director before being inaugurated as NCARB president at the 1970 Annual Business Meeting.

During his tenure, he pushed for a more uniform acceptance of the Legislative Guidelines and NCARB Record for reciprocity, as well as mutual recognition agreements with foreign countries. He was also involved in the development of the new the Professional and Equivalency examinations; The Equivalency exam was developed for candidates who did not have a degree from a NAAB-accredited program and the Professional was for those who did. Geddis was elevated to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows in 1971.