Michelle Cohn joined NCARB in 2014 as a Manager of Examination Development and was promoted to Assistant Director in 2018. She and her team focus on all aspects of exam development and operations, including work with the volunteers on NCARB’s exam-related committees and support for candidates currently testing. Michelle also participates in Council outreach efforts to universities and the profession, promoting the value of licensure to candidates throughout the licensure process.
Prior to joining NCARB, Michelle spent 14 years at various architecture firms in Washington, DC. Her work as a designer, project architect, and project manager included institutional, mixed-use, residential, and affordable housing projects across all phases of design and construction. Originally from the DC area, Michelle earned a Master of Architecture degree from Tulane University. She’s a licensed architect in Washington, DC, holds the NCARB Certificate, and is certified as a Project Management Professional.