2016 NCARB Annual Business Meeting: Enhancing the NCARB Certificate

Seattle, WA—Day three of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Annual Business Meeting featured opening remarks from incoming President Kristine A. Harding, NCARB, AIA; the introduction of the FY17 Board of Directors; and voting on 10 resolutions proposed by the Board of Directors and NCARB Member Boards.

Enhancing the NCARB Certificate
President-elect Kristine A. Harding announced that NCARB will focus on adding benefits to the NCARB Certificate. “Our NCARB Certificate is more than a passport to reciprocal licensure,” Harding said. “Soon it will offer additional services to help architects manage their licenses.” She added that the organization will also be placing a high priority on architectural education in the coming year. Learn more about NCARB’s renewed focus on strengthening the Certificate.

New NCARB Board Members
Newly elected officers of the FY17 NCARB Board of Directors were introduced by outgoing President Dennis S. Ward, FAIA, NCARB. New officers include:

  • President Kristine A. Harding, NCARB, AIA
  • First Vice President/President-elect Gregory L. Erny, NCARB, AIA
  • Second Vice President David L. Hoffman, FAIA, NCARB
  • Treasurer Terry L. Allers, AIA, NCARB
  • Secretary Robert M. Calvani, AIA, NCARB
  • Public Member John E. Cardone Jr.

Meet the FY17 Board of Directors.

2016 Resolutions
Delegates voted to approve a Mutual Recognition Arrangement with Australia and New Zealand, enabling U.S. architects to earn reciprocal licenses abroad. They also made several changes to NCARB’s official documents, incorporating updates to the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) 5.0 and the Architectural Experience Program (AXP).

In addition, delegates approved resolutions to provide emeritus status for retired architects and added new provisions to registration requirements for military personnel. Updated Certification Guidelines, Legislative Guidelines and Model Law/Model Regulations, and NCARB Bylaws reflecting changes voted on at the Annual Business Meeting will be available in July. Read the 2016 resolutions summary report.

Data Sharing
Attendees also heard from Director of Information Systems Guillermo Ortiz de Zárate about the importance of data sharing. “NCARB has made many advances in our data capabilities, which allows us to share insightful information with Member Boards, licensure candidates, and the public.”

Appreciation for Past Board Members
In closing, President Ward recognized departing Member Board Members, including: Public Member John G. Cameron; Past President Dale McKinney, FAIA, NCARB; Nevada Member Board Executive Gina Spaulding; Louisiana Member Board Executive Mary “Teeny” Simmons; Kansas Member Board Executive Mary Leigh Dyck; and Maryland Member Board Executive Pamela Edwards.

Thursday, June 16

Friday, June 17