In March, 12 recently licensed architects from around the country met in Washington, DC, for NCARB’s inaugural Re-Think Tank. Over the course of two days, the group brainstormed improvements to NCARB’s services, identified challenges throughout the licensure process, explored modern definitions of welfare and well-being, and more. While each member brought diverse experiences and insights to the table, there’s one thing everyone could agree on: the value of licensure.
To kick off the meeting, members were asked to identify how their day-to-day responsibilities changed after earning a license.
The architects broke into small groups to brainstorm new resources for Architectural Experience Program® (AXP™) supervisors and mentors.
Allison Conley shares her experiences studying for the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®), and provides suggestions for how NCARB can continue to improve the exam.
(From left) Whawn Allen, Kalpa Baghasingh, and Andrew Shelby discuss how architects protect the public’s well-being.
Anta Henriques de Miranda and Scott Dailey jot down potential improvements to NCARB’s programs and services.
The Re-Think Tank will continue their conversation over the next several months through a series of webinars and conference calls. The group will also recommend potential charges for NCARB’s Education, Experience, and Examination committees.
2018 Re-Think Tank Members:
- Whawn Allen, AIA, NCARB, CCM, NOMA (New Orleans, LA)
- Kalpa Baghasingh, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP (Bellevue, WA)
- Joe Bruce, AIA (Boise, ID)
- Allison Conley, AIA, NCARB (Chicago, IL)
- Scott Dailey, AIA, NCARB (Houston, TX)
- Anta Henriques de Miranda, RA (Washington, DC)
- Thom Krejci, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C (Cleveland, OH)
- Michelle Mantegna, AIA, NCARB, EDAC (Phoenix, AZ)
- Cristianne Peschard, AIA, NCARB (Boston, MA)
- Andrew Shelby, AIA, NCARB (Omaha, NE)
- Damon Sidel, AIA (Somerville, MA)
- Yanwen Xiao, AIA (Pittsburg, PA)