From March 8–9, members of the U.S. architectural licensing boards gathered in Nashville for the 2019 Regional Summit. The event’s location was specifically chosen to commemorate the founding of NCARB 100 years ago, which took place in the same city. The annual summit provides a forum for NCARB’s regions to explore topics related to architectural regulation.
During breakout sessions, regional chairs facilitated small group discussions on the future of practice, advocacy best practices, and disciplinary challenges.
Throughout the two-day event, members discussed regional business, heard from candidates running for NCARB office, and explored challenges facing licensing boards.
Attendees also learned about the history of resolutions throughout NCARB’s existence.
To close the summit, President David L. Hoffman, FAIA, NCARB, Hon. FCARM, invited members to attend the 2019 Centennial Meeting in Washington, DC.
Each region met individually to nominate regional directors and hear from candidates running for the FY20 NCARB Board of Directors. Officer and director elections will be held at the Centennial Meeting this June. The candidates are:
- First Vice President/President-elect: Robert M. Calvani, FAIA, NCARB (Albuquerque, NM)
- Second Vice President: Alfred Vidaurri Jr., FAIA, NCARB, AICP (Fort Worth, TX)
- Treasurer: Bayliss Ward, NCARB, AIA (Bozeman, MT)
- Secretary: Jon Alan Baker, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP (San Diego, CA)
- Member Board Executive Director: Katherine E. Hillegas (St. Francisville, LA)
- Public Director: Darryl R. Hamm (Harrisburg, PA)
- Region 1: Stephen D. Schreiber, FAIA, NCARB (Amherst, MA)
- Region 2: Paul D. Edmeades, RA, AIA, NCARB (Bel Air, MD)
- Region 3: Robert W. McKinney, Ed.D., NCARB (Lafayette, LA)
- Region 4: Kenneth R. Van Tine, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP (Brighton, MI)
- Region 5: Ricky L. Engebretson, AIA, NCARB (Fargo, ND)
- Region 6: Edward T. Marley, NCARB, AIA, LEED AP (Tucson, AZ)
Member Board Executive (MBE) Workshop
Prior to the Regional Summit, Member Board Executives from 40 licensing boards met at their annual MBE Workshop, and three jurisdictions attended virtually. Attendees discussed the current regulatory landscape and had the opportunity to share case studies and best practices.