Boston—Darryl Hamm of Harrisburg, PA, was installed as the public director of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) at its 98th Annual Business Meeting. NCARB is a nonprofit organization made up of the architectural licensing boards of the 54 U.S. states and territories. The organization’s mission is to protect the public health, safety, and welfare through the development and administration of national programs for the licensure and credentialing of architects. As a member of NCARB’s Board of Directors, Hamm will provide the Board with a valuable outside perspective.
Hamm was first appointed to the Pennsylvania State Architects Licensure Board in 2011 by former Governor Tom Corbett as a public member of the board and later served as secretary. He has been a dedicated member of several NCARB committees, including the Procedures and Documents and Professional Conduct committees. Hamm also served as the chair of NCARB’s Public Member Task Force, where he helped refine the selection and role of the public director position.
In addition to his service to the architecture profession, Hamm has held a number of key leadership positions in the military and public sector. In 2011, he joined the board of directors for Keystone Service Systems, an organization committed to providing services that support and empower individuals and communities. In 2016, he was elected as chairman of the board and has also served on Keystone Service Systems’ Quality and Finance committees.
After nearly four decades of full-time military service, Hamm retired from the Army National Guard at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer Five. Over the course of his distinguished career, he was made the first Command Chief Warrant Officer for the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and served as a regional chair on the National Guard Bureau’s Warrant Officer Advisory Council. In 2006, he was awarded the U.S. Army’s Legion of Merit and the Pennsylvania Distinguished Service Medal.
Hamm earned a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management from Eastern University and a Master of Business Administration from Shippensburg University. He was an adjunct professor for 10 years, teaching leadership, management, strategic planning, and human resource courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Hamm has also completed the Reserve Components National Security Course at the National Defense University.
The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ membership is made up of the architectural registration boards of all 50 states as well as those of the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NCARB assists its member registration boards in carrying out their duties and provides a certification program for individual architects.
NCARB protects the public health, safety, and welfare by leading the regulation of the practice of architecture through the development and application of standards for licensure and credentialing of architects. In order to achieve these goals, the Council develops and recommends standards to be required of an applicant for architectural registration; develops and recommends standards regulating the practice of architecture; provides to Member Boards a process for certifying the qualifications of an architect for registration; and represents the interests of Member Boards before public and private agencies. NCARB has established reciprocal registration for architects in the United States and Canada.