Boston—Terry L. Allers, AIA, NCARB, of Fort Dodge, IA, was elected second vice president of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) at its 98th Annual Business Meeting. Allers has previously served in several positions on the NCARB Board of Directors, including his 2016-2017 term as treasurer.
“NCARB and its Member Boards are in a unique position to increase the value of the services we offer the profession,” Allers said. “It is my privilege to serve the architecture community and the public by helping shape NCARB’s future programs and initiatives.”
Allers was first appointed to the Iowa Board of Architectural Examiners in 2005 and served several terms as chair and vice chair. He has been a dedicated NCARB volunteer for over a decade, most recently lending his time and expertise to the Experience and Experience Advisory committees, as well as the Audit Committee, which he chaired in 2017. The Iowa architect has also served on the Education, Examination, Procedures and Documents, and Broadly Experienced Architect committees and was a member of several National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) visiting teams, as well as the NCARB Award Jury.
After serving terms as the vice chair and treasurer of the Mid-Central States Conference (Region 4), Allers was elected to the NCARB Board of Directors as the region’s director in 2014. The Mid-Central States Conference represents Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Allers is the president of Allers Associates Architects, PC, a full service architectural firm he founded in 1979, where he continues to mentor licensure candidates who are completing the Architectural Experience Program™ (AXP™). 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 and serves on the board of directors for his local Downtown Development Corporation. He is also an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and served on the Iowa Chapter of the AIA Board of Directors for three years, as well as numerous
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.
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.