Los Angeles—Kenneth R. Van Tine, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, of Brighton, Michigan, was elected as treasurer of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) at the organization’s 2021 Annual Business Meeting. Van Tine has previously served on the NCARB Board of Directors as secretary and director of Region 4.
Van Tine was appointed to the Michigan Board of Architects in 2011 and served as the board’s chair until 2019. In 2012, he was elected to Region 4’s leadership, serving terms as secretary, vice chair, and chair before being appointed to the NCARB Board of Directors as the regional director in 2018.
For nearly a decade, Van Tine has volunteered his time and expertise to several Council committees, including the Audit, Professional Conduct, Procedures and Documents, and Regional Leadership committees. He also helped develop the most recent version of the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®), volunteering on the ARE 5.0 Item Development Subcommittee. Additionally, Van Tine serves on the board of directors for NCARB’s software development subsidiary, Lineup, and has represented the organization on four National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) visiting teams.
Van Tine is the technical design principal, chief financial officer, and founding partner at inFORM studio—a multidisciplinary design firm with offices in Detroit and Chicago that practices throughout the U.S. and internationally. His experience spans projects in the healthcare, education, religious, commercial, retail, and municipal sectors. He also volunteers with several local nonprofits, including the Life Remodeled and Gleaners Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, Compassion Evangelical Hospital, as well as guiding and mentoring teens and young professionals at local youth programs. Van Tine is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and has participated in the AIA Mentorship Program for over eight years.
Van Tine holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University. He is LEED-certified, a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, NCARB certified, and licensed to practice in 35 states and jurisdictions, including Michigan.
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