NCARB 2014 Annual Report
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FISCAL YEAR 2014 (JULY 2013 – JUNE 2014)
Welcome to the
NCARB 2014 Annual Report
As we reflect on a year of momentous change, continuous innovation, and renewed relationships with Member Boards and collateral organizations, it has become clear that “this is not your father’s NCARB.”
We are at a point in our 95-year history where the Council is seen as an essential voice in the profession—neither an afterthought nor a roadblock. This positive shift would not have been possible without our commitment to collaboration and the work of our dedicated volunteers. Together, we have set several key initiatives in motion. The Council’s endorsement of licensure at graduation, modifications to the Intern Development Program (IDP), improvements to our online systems, and the next phase of the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) are just a few of the accomplishments you can read about in this report.
Within the interactive report, you will also find:
● Who We Are – An inside look at the people, values, and structure of our organization.
● Year in Review – Our progress toward meeting the Council’s strategic goals of facilitating licensure, fostering collaboration, and centralizing credential data.
● Volunteer Reports – Highlights from our Board of Directors, committees, and Regions.
● Business Operations – Resolutions, agreements, Bylaws, and financial statements.
Another positive trend worth celebrating is the profession’s continued growth. National licensing and enrollment numbers continue to hold steady, while the numbers of intern and architect Record holders continue to increase, according to our data. Our success in moving from blue-sky speculation to ground-level action has only strengthened our resolve to be a thought leader, a risk-taker, and a cheerleader for licensure.
On behalf of the Council, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the NCARB 2014 Annual Report!
Blakely C. Dunn, NCARB, AIA Michael J. Armstrong
2013-2014 NCARB President Chief Executive Officer
Message from President & CEO
Video: President Blakely C. Dunn
Video: CEO Michael J. Armstrong
NCARB relies on the work of hundreds of volunteers from across the country to help guide our programs and services.
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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