The President’s Medal for Distinguished Service recognizes individuals who have dedicated a large part of their careers, energy, and wisdom to benefit the work of NCARB, the public, and the profession.

Past Recipients

1994: President Robert A. Fielden, FAIA

  • Eleanor Gundran, Executive, Oregon
  • William Houseman, NCARB Publications Consultant
  • Gary Johnson, North Dakota
  • Barbara Kitchens, Executive, Georgia
  • Gerald Rolfsen, Committee of Canadian Architectural Councils (CCAC)

1995: President Homer L. Williams, FAIA

  • Gloria Armendariz, Executive, Nevada
  • Ronald Bain, Committee of Canadian Architectural Councils (CCAC)
  • Betty Landess, California
  • Walter H. Lewis, FAIA, Illinois
  • Xavier Cortes Rocha, Mexico
  • Salvatore Saccoccio, Rhode Island
  • Wayne Tune, Executive, Kentucky

1996: President Richard W. Quinn, FAIA

  • Daniel W. Bennett Jr., Maryland
  • Bernard Kellenyi, New Jersey
  • William Wilcox, Executive, Ohio
  • Susan L. Wise, NCARB Staff

1997: President Darrell L. Smith, FAIA

  • Ruth Balen, Virginia
  • Samuel T. Balen, FAIA, NCARB Staff
  • Wu Yi Liang, China

1998: President Ann R. Chaintreuil, FAIA

  • Louis Batson, III, South Carolina
  • E. Keith Dean, AIA, West Virginia
  • Kirk Gastinger, Missouri
  • Jeffrey F. Kenney, AIA, NCARB Staff
  • Carl M. Sapers, NCARB Legal Counsel

1999: President Susan May Allen, FAIA

  • Dennis J. Flynn, NCARB Staff
  • Karen L. Owen, Executive, Mississippi
  • James A. Scheeler, FAIA, American Institute of Architects
  • Donald P. Schlegel, New Mexico
  • Margot A. Woolley, AIA, New York

2000: President Joseph P. Giattina Jr., FAIA [Learn more]

  • Kathryn T. Prigmore, Virginia

2001: President Peter Steffian, FAIA [Learn more]

  • Alan Baldwin Jr., AIA, North Carolina
  • Michiel M. Bourdrez, AIA, NCARB Staff
  • Petr F. Bílek, Czech Republic
  • Raymond DeCesare, AIA, Rhode Island
  • Mary de Sousa, NCARB Staff
  • Pamela J. Hill, AIA, Montana
  • Stephen P. Sands, Executive, California

2002: President C. William Bevins, FAIA [Learn more]

  • Joseph M. Brocato Jr., AIA, Louisiana
  • Manuel Barclay Galindo, Mexico
  • David J. Knauer, Executive, New Mexico
  • Randall L. Romanin, FRAIC, Committee of Canadian Architectural Councils (CCAC)
  • Robert A. Rosenfeld, AIA, NCARB Staff
  • Katherine Lee Schwennsen, FAIA, Iowa

2003: President C. Robert Campbell, FAIA [Learn more]

  • Kim Kerker, NCARB Staff
  • Stephen Nutt, AIA, NCARB Staff
  • Bonnie Larson Staiger, Executive, North Dakota
  • Stephen A. Usry, AIA, South Carolina
  • Lynn Webster, FRAIC, Committee of Canadian Architectural Councils (CCAC)

2004: President Robert A. Boynton, FAIA [Learn more]

  • Hector Garcia Escorza, Comité Mexicano Para La Práctica Internacional De La Arquitectura(COMPIA), Mexico
  • Cynthia J. Gainey, Executive, Alabama
  • William W. Herrin Jr., FAIA, Alabama
  • Lenore M. Lucey, FAIA, NCARB Staff
  • N. Jean-Pierre Pelletier, FRAIC, Committee of Canadian Architectural Councils (CCAC)
  • Patrick W. Ryan, AIA, Delaware

2005: President Frank M. Guillot, FAIA [Learn more]

  • Cornelius (Kin) DuBois, AIA, Colorado
  • Charles H. Henley, NAA, Committee of Canadian Architectural Councils (CCAC)
  • Fernando Mora Mora, La Federación de Colegios de Arquitectos de la República Mexicana, A.C.(FCARM), Mexico
  • William R. Ponko, AIA, Indiana
  • Jan B. Simpson, Executive, South Carolina
  • Peter Steffian, FAIA, Massachusetts

2006: President H. Carleton Godsey, FAIA [Learn more]

  • Doreen Johnson Frost, Executive, Minnesota
  • Kim Garrison, NCARB Staff
  • Stuart Howard, MAIBC, MRAIC, Committee of Canadian Architectural Councils (CCAC)
  • Renis O. Jones Jr., FAIA, Alabama
  • C. Stan Peterson, FAIA, Kansas
  • Jose Manuel Reachi Mora, La Federación de Colegios de Arquitectos de la República Mexicana,A.C. (FCARM), Mexico

2007: President Robert E. Luke, FAIA [Learn more]

  • Roger L. Meyer, Oregon
  • Mark Saccoccio, AIA, Rhode Island
  • Mary (Teeny) Simmons, Executive, Louisiana
  • Daniel A. Taylor, NCARB Legal Counsel

2008: President Douglas K. Engebretson, FAIA [Learn more]

  • Ivan Cervantes Erosa, La Federación de Colegios de Arquitectos de la República Mexicana, A.C.(FCARM), Mexico
  • Gerald S. Hammond, FAIA, Ohio
  • Melinda Pearson, AIA, Executive, Nebraska
  • Andrew W. Prescott, AIA, Maryland
  • Susan L. Wise, NCARB Staff

2009: President Gordon E. Mills, FAIA [Learn more]

  • Erica Brown, AIA, NCARB Staff
  • James P. Cramer, Hon. AIA, Consultant
  • William M. Dikis, FAIA, Iowa
  • Glenda Loving, Executive, Iowa
  • Edward F. Tredo V, PE, New York

2010: President Andrew W. Prescott, AIA [Learn more]

  • Gerrie Doyle, Ontario, Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA), Canada
  • David Edwards, Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA), Canada
  • Harry M. Falconer Jr., AIA, NCARB Staff
  • Lizandro de la Garza Villarreal, La Federación de Colegios de Arquitectos de la RepúblicaMexicana, A.C. (FCARM), Mexico
  • Luis Enrique Lopez Cardiel, La Federación de Colegios de Arquitectos de la República Mexicana,A.C. (FCARM), Mexico
  • Linda Montgomery, Ph.D., Consultant
  • Scott Veazey, AIA, Indiana

2011: President Kenneth J. Naylor, FAIA [Learn more]

  • Mark I. Aspaas, AIA, NCARB, South Dakota
  • David Cronrath, AIA, Maryland
  • Lenore M. Lucey, FAIA, NCARB Staff
  • George H. Miller, American Institute of Architects
  • Zerrin Sayar, NCARB Staff
  • Jose Luis Cortez Delgando, La Federación de Colegios de Arquitectos de la República Mexicana, A.C. (FCARM), Mexico
  • Andre Bourassa, Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA)

2012: President Scott C. Veazey, AIA [Learn more]

  • Arq. Adrián Alfonso Palafox García, La Federación de Colegios de Arquitectos de la RepúblicaMexicana, A.C. (FCARM), Mexico
  • Steve Parker, MarylandAndrea Rutledge, Executive Director, NAAB
  • Guillermo Ortiz de Zarate, NCARB Staff
  • Douglas Morgan, NCARB Staff
  • Gina Spaulding, Member Board Executive, Nevada

2013: President Ronald B. Blitch, FAIA [Learn more]

  • Katherine E. Hillegas, CAE, NCARB Staff
  • Jeffrey A. Huberman, FAIA, NCARB, North Carolina
  • Kevin G. Montgomery, FAIA, NCARB, North Carolina
  • Dennis S. Ward, FAIA, NCARB, South Carolina
  • Peter Streith, Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA)
  • Guillermo Marrufo Ruiz, La Federación de Colegios de Arquitectos de la República Mexicana,A.C. (FCARM), Mexico

2014: President Blakely C. Dunn, AIA [Learn more]

  • Michael J. Armstrong, NCARB CEO
  • Ronald B. Blitch, FAIA, FACHA, NCARB, Louisiana
  • Kingsley Johnson Glasgow, Member Board Executive, Arkansas
  • Amy M. Kobe, CAE, Hon. AIA, Member Board Executive, Ohio
  • Dale McKinney, FAIA, Iowa
  • Alfred Vidaurri Jr., FAIA, NCARB, AICP, Texas

2015: President Dale McKinney, FAIA [Learn more]

  • Blakely C. Dunn, FAIA, NCARB, Arkansas
  • Denis A. Hemni, FAIA, NCARB, California
  • Gordon E. Mills, FAIA, NCARB, Iowa
  • James W. O'Brien, FAIA, NCARB, Minnesota
  • Jenny Wilkinson, Member Board Executive, Mississippi

2016: President Dennis S. Ward, FAIA [Learn more]

  • Jon Alan Baker, FAIA, LEED AP, California
  • Dawne Broadfield, Member Board Executive, Rhode Island
  • John E. Cardone Jr., Louisiana
  • Ricky L. Engebretson, AIA, NCARB, North Dakota
  • Maribel Fisher, FCARM, CONARC, APEC, AIA, Mexico
  • Jared Zurn, AIA, NCARB, NCARB Staff

2017: President Kristine A. Harding, NCARB, AIA [Learn More]

  • Roxanne Alston, NCARB Staff
  • Daniel D. Bennett, FAIA, NCARB, Alabama
  • Cathe M. Evans, North Carolina
  • Arne O. Jorgensen, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, Wyoming
  • Andrew McIntyre, NCARB Staff
  • Cheryl Walker, FAIA, NCARB, North Carolina