Handling the operation of examination, licensure, reciprocity is larger than the work of one national board. To help meet the needs of the profession, NCARB’s membership is divided into six regions; each U.S. architectural licensing board belongs to one of these regions.

The regional structure helps streamline the management of licensure and reciprocity details and provides jurisdictions with a space to make decisions on issues specific to their location.

Each region elects a director and a chair, who serve on the NCARB Board of Directors and Regional Chairs Committee, respectively.

Region 1 – New England Conference

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Director: Stephen D. Schreiber, FAIA, NCARB (Massachusetts)
Chair: Janet L. Hansen, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP (Maine)

Region 2 – Middle-Atlantic Conference

Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
Director: Paul D. Edmeades, RA, AIA, NCARB (Maryland)
Chair: Philip M. Leinbach, NCARB, AIA, REFP, CSI (Pennsylvania)

Region 3 – Southern Conference

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands
Director: John E. Cardone Jr. (Louisiana)
Chair: Robert W. McKinney, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP (Louisiana)

Region 4 – Mid-Central Conference

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin
Director: Stephen L. Sharp, NCARB, AIA (Ohio)
Chair: Kenneth R. VanTine, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP (Michigan)

Region 5 – Central States Conference

Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wyoming
Director: Bayliss Ward, NCARB, AIA (Montana)
Chair: Ricky L. Engebretson, AIA, NCARB (North Dakota)

Region 6 – Western Conference

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington
Director: James Oschwald, NCARB, AIA, LEED AP BD+C (New Mexico)
Chair: Jon Alan Baker, FAIA, LEED AP (California)