Seattle, WA—Terry L. Allers, AIA, NCARB, of Fort Dodge, IA, was elected treasurer of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) at its 97th Annual Business Meeting. Allers was elected Board secretary in 2015 after serving as the director of NCARB’s Mid-Central States Conference (Region 4), which represents Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
“I look forward to serving the architectural community as treasurer, especially as NCARB embraces new ways to serve our Member Boards and customers,” Allers said.
Since 2006, Allers has served on multiple NCARB committees, including the Education Committee, where he participated in NCARB’s review of the 2012 Practice Analysis; the Procedures and Documents Committee, where he evaluated NCARB’s Bylaws and standards for NCARB certification; and the Broadly Experienced Architect Committee, where he helped digitize the program’s application and approval process. The Iowa architect also served as the Region 4 vice chair and secretary/treasurer, and was a member of the Audit Committee, NCARB/NAAB Procedures Task Force, and NCARB/NAAB Accreditation Team Pool.
Allers was appointed to the Iowa Board of Architectural Examiners in 2005, serving terms as chair and vice chair. He is founder and president of Allers Associates Architects, PC, a full service architectural firm located in Fort Dodge, IA, practicing in Iowa and Minnesota. An active volunteer in the Fort Dodge community, Allers was recognized by the Fort Dodge Area Chamber of Commerce with the Catalyst Award in 2012.
Allers received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Iowa State University in 1970. He has been an NCARB Certificate holder since 1974 and is licensed in Iowa and Minnesota. Allers is also an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), serving on the Iowa Chapter of the AIA Board of Directors for three years, as well as numerous AIA committees.
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.