Each year, nearly 300 volunteers—including licensure candidates, architects, educators, and other professionals—help NCARB develop and maintain our major programs and initiatives. On November 29 – December 1, 2018, volunteers from NCARB’s committees and task forces gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, for our annual Committee Summit.
Throughout the summit, volunteers had the opportunity to collaborate with members of other NCARB committees to discuss shared charges and network with leaders in the profession.
Members of NCARB’s Education, Experience, and Examination committees met regarding the “Three Es” of the path to licensure, exploring areas of overlap between the requirements.
NCARB’s Think Tank of licensure candidates and Re-Think Tank of recently licensed architects also attended the summit, providing important feedback and perspective and helping shape program updates and discussions.
FY18 NCARB President David L. Hoffman, FAIA, NCARB, Hon. FCARM, engaged with NCARB committee members throughout the summit and reported on the organization’s progress with this year’s initiatives.
Volunteers also discussed ways to improve diversity in the profession—on an individual level, as well as through licensing boards and NCARB.
The Examination Committee and Think Tank explored how technology might impact the future of the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®), as NCARB continues to evolve the exam to keep up with changes in the profession and testing best practices.