Washington, DC—Terry L. Allers, FAIA, NCARB, Hon. FCARM, was inaugurated as the president of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) at its Centennial Annual Business Meeting. As president, Allers will lead the organization that supports the 55 U.S. architectural licensing boards in their mission to protect the public health, safety, and welfare.
“As we step into our second century, we have the opportunity to demonstrate a deeper awareness of how the expectations of public protection are manifested in our work,” said Allers. “There is more work to do regarding modernizing our Model Law, exploring best approaches to helping the next generation, and in making the case for the value of licensure and reasonable regulation.”
During his term, Allers will lead a focused effort to develop tools and resources for the supervisors who guide candidates through NCARB’s experience program. He will also finalize efforts to refresh NCARB Model Law, culminating a multi-year effort to update the document, which serves as a resource for boards adopting uniform licensure standards.
Allers was first appointed to the Iowa Architectural Examining Board in 2005, and served terms as the board’s chair and vice chair. He began volunteering for NCARB in 2006 as a member of the Broadly Experienced Architect (BEA) Committee. Allers has since offered his time and expertise to numerous NCARB efforts, chairing the Audit and Regional Leadership committees, and volunteering as a member of the Centennial Advisory, Education, Experience Advisory, Examination, Member Board Executives, and Procedures and Documents committees. In addition, Allers served on the 2015 NCARB and National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Procedures Task Force and has been a member of several NAAB visiting teams. His experience will provide useful insights as he leads the organization’s engagement in the NAAB’s upcoming Accreditation Review Forum.
In 2014, Allers joined the NCARB Board of Directors as the director of Region 4, and was later elected to serve terms as the Board’s secretary, treasurer, second vice president, and first vice president.
Allers founded Allers Associates Architects, PC, a full-service firm specializing in health care, educational, and worship facilities; commercial office design; renovations and adaptive re-use; and multi-family housing in 1979. He is an active volunteer in the Fort Dodge community and serves on the board of directors for his local Downtown Development Corporation. In 2012, he was recognized by the Fort Dodge Area Chamber of Commerce with the Catalyst Award. Allers is also an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and has served on the Iowa Chapter board of directors and numerous committees.
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 licensing boards of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NCARB, in collaboration with these boards, facilitates the licensure and credentialing of architects to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
To achieve these goals, NCARB works with its Member Boards and volunteers to develop and facilitate standards for licensure, including the national examination and experience program. NCARB also recommends regulatory guidelines for licensing boards and helps architects expand their professional reach through the NCARB Certificate.