Dale McKInney

Philadelphia—Dale McKinney, FAIA, from Sioux City, IA, was installed as president of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) at its 95th Annual Business Meeting.

“NCARB’s services are created to reflect the audience it serves,” McKinney said. “With an eye on the future of architecture, the Council will continue to evaluate its programs, policies, and outreach in order to better serve every aspect of our profession.”

McKinney previously served as NCARB’s first vice president/president-elect, second vice president, treasurer, secretary, and the director of the Mid-Central Conference (Region 4), which represents the jurisdictions of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Over his distinguished career, McKinney tirelessly has volunteered his time to the profession. He sat on the Iowa Architecture Examiners Board from 2000-2010, and served as the board’s president from 2003-2004 and 2009-2010. He has been an active volunteer on numerous NCARB committees, lending his expertise to the Committee on Procedures and Documents, the IDP Coordinating Committee, and the Regional Chairs Committee. He also served as chair of the Committee on the Intern Development Program (IDP) and the IDP Employment Settings Task Force. In recognition of his service, he was awarded the Council's highest honor, the President's Medal for Distinguished Service, in June 2014.

“NCARB’s most recent data reflects a profession that is thriving,” McKinney said. “And it is our mission and goal to ensure that architecture continues to thrive in a world that changes quickly.”

In addition to his service to NCARB, McKinney served as president of AIA Iowa in 1989 and served as the AIA director of the central states on the AIA national board of directors from 1997-1999.

A 1975 graduate of Iowa State University, McKinney is the founding partner of the firm that evolved into M+ Architects. Located in Sioux City, IA, the firm is committed to design innovation and sustainability, and has experience in education, recreation, office, retail, government, and adaptive reuse with an emphasis on historical preservation. McKinney holds the NCARB Certificate for national reciprocity and is licensed in Iowa, Arizona, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, and South Dakota.

To read a recap of McKinney's Annual Business Meeting speech, click here.


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.

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