In addition to NCARB’s secure database of actions taken by the 55 licensing boards members, NCARB maintains a list of individuals who have been publicly reprimanded by NCARB’s Board of Directors.

Disciplinary Action Process

The majority of NCARB’s disciplinary actions are issued as a response to actions taken by one of the U.S. licensing boards. In some cases, such as misconduct by an Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) candidate, NCARB may take disciplinary action independently of a licensing board.

In such cases, NCARB’s Board of Directors makes a final disciplinary decision based upon the following actions:

  1. After being made aware of the misconduct, NCARB staff conduct a thorough investigation into the situation.
  2. Any relevent findings are reported to NCARB’s Professional Conduct Committee, which is made up of volunteer architects and other professionals.
  3. The Professional Conduct Committee reviews the case in terms of any violation of NCARB’s standards of professional conduct, including the ARE Candidate Agreement.
  4. The Professional Conduct Committee recommends any suggested disciplinary action determined per the committee’s Rules of Procedure to NCARB’s Board of Directors.
  5. The Board of Directors reviews the case and acts upon the Professional Conduct Committee’s recommendations.
  6. Any disciplinary action taken is reported to the appropriate jurisdiction’s licensing board.

Public Reprimand

The following individuals have violated NCARB’s standards of professional conduct

Name Jurisdiction Misconduct Date Disciplinary Action Taken
Charles Harris New York Violated ARE Candidate Agreement January 2019 Prohibited from earning an NCARB Certificate for two years; required to complete six hours of ethics continuing education
Marti Gottsch New York Violated ARE Candidate Agreement January 2019 Test results invalidated for appropriate divisions of the ARE; prohibited from earning an NCARB Certificate for two years; required to complete six hours of ethics continuing education
Irene Wangpataravanich New York Violated ARE Candidate Agreement January 2019 Test results invalidated for appropriate divisions of the ARE; prohibited from earning an NCARB Certificate for three years; required to complete six hours of ethics continuing education
Rami Abou-Khalil New York Violated ARE Candidate Agreement January 2019 Test results invalidated for appropriate divisions of the ARE; NCARB Certificate suspended for two years; required to complete six hours of ethics continuing education
Isaiah Miller New York Violated ARE Candidate Agreement January 2019 Test results invalidated for appropriate divisions of the ARE; prohibited from earning an NCARB Certificate for two years; required to complete six hours of ethics continuing education
Miguel Ferreira Da Silva Brochado New York Violated ARE Candidate Agreement January 2019 Test results invalidated for appropriate division of the ARE; prohibited from earning an NCARB Certificate for two years; required to complete six hours of ethics continuing education
Nicole Kotsis New York Violated ARE Candidate Agreement January 2019 Test results invalidated for appropriate division of the ARE; prohibited from earning an NCARB Certificate for two years; required to complete six hours of ethics continuing education
William Eng-Feng New York Violated ARE Candidate Agreement January 2019 Test results invalidated for appropriate divisions of the ARE; NCARB Certificate suspended for three years; required to complete six hours of ethics continuing education