This week, delegates from the U.S. architectural licensing boards will gather to discuss issues facing the regulation of the profession at NCARB’s Annual Business Meeting in Austin, Texas. This important three-day event invites board members from across the country to safely participate (in person or virtually) to reflect on our evolution throughout the years, elect new officials, and continue to implement practices and policies that reflects NCARB’s mission and values.

Why You Should Care About the Annual Business Meeting

At the 2022 ABM, our members will review data and discuss topics including diversity, equity, inclusion, future licensure models, best practices, and more to identify ways to continue to carry out their board’s essential mission to protect the public.

During the meeting, attendees will get the opportunity to learn more about NCARB’s ongoing initiatives and the Council’s evolving programs and services through business services and workshops. Attendees at this year’s ABM will also get the opportunity to:

  • Vote on resolutions related to updating the requirements for NCARB certification and official documents
  • Receive updates from leadership about critical issues impacting specific state boards
  • Elect new officers for the Board of Directors

Your board members are at the forefront of the profession, and the decisions they make will affect the future of NCARB, the architecture community, and you. The meeting’s workshops and business sessions will provide them with essential resources to guide them as they help shape and regulate your jurisdiction’s practice of architecture.

Who Our Members Are

NCARB’s members are the 55 U.S. architectural licensing boards. Members of those boards consist of individuals appointed by their governors or local leadership. Most architectural licensing board members are practicing architects, but some are members of other regulated professions such as engineers and landscape architects. Some boards also include public members, who ensure the voice of the consumer is heard and considered. Each licensing board regulates the practice of architecture in its own jurisdiction. NCARBS serves to help establish national guidelines and recommendations that boards can adopt.  

Follow Along

You can catch live updates and follow the conversation on social media with the hashtag #NCARB22. We’ll be posting updates on our website throughout the week, so be sure to follow along!