Washington, DC—Bayliss Ward, NCARB, AIA, of Bozeman, Montana, was elected second vice president of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) at the organization’s 2020 Annual Business Meeting. Ward has previously served terms on the NCARB Board of Directors as treasurer, secretary, and Region 5 director.
Since 2005, Ward has served on the Montana Board of Architects and Landscape Architects, including over a decade as the president of the board. In 2012, he became the chair of Region 5, and was later elected to be the regional director in 2015.
Ward’s NCARB volunteering efforts began in 2008, when he offered his time and expertise to Council initiatives as a member of an Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) subcommittee. Since then, Ward has gone on to contribute to the organization’s Continuing Education, Credentials, Education, Integrated Path Evaluation, Policy Advisory, and Regional Leadership committees, as well as multiple groups related to the development of the ARE. In addition, he has served as chair of the Audit and Investment Advisory Search committees. Ward has also been a dedicated member of the Future Title, Governance, Licensure, Model Law, Practice Analysis, and Test Specification task forces.
As principal and founder of Bayliss Architects, P.C., Ward’s project experience includes large-scale commercial/office projects; high-density residential, master planning, medical, and classroom facilities; and large custom residential homes in the western region of the United States. Bayliss Architects received Historic Preservation Awards for Excellence in 1997, 1998, and 2005, and Ward has had his work published in Architectural Record and other publications.
Ward is registered in Montana, Idaho, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. He is an NCARB Certificate holder, as well as a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Ward earned his Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from Montana State University in 1988 and 2008, respectively.
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.