Montana Architect Bayliss Ward Elected as NCARB Treasurer

Bayliss Ward

Washington, DC—Bayliss Ward, NCARB, AIA, of Bozeman, Montana, was elected treasurer of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) at its 2019 Centennial Annual Business Meeting. Ward has previously served terms as the organization’s secretary and director of Region 5.

Ward has served on the Montana Board of Architects and Landscape Architects since 2005, including over a decade as the board’s chair. In 2012, he became the chair of NCARB’s Region 5, of which the Montana Board is a member, and was elected to the NCARB Board of Directors as the region’s director in 2015.

A dedicated volunteer, Ward began offering his time and expertise to NCARB initiatives in 2008 as a member of an Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) subcommittee. Since then, Ward has gone on to contribute to the organization’s Audit, Continuing Education, Credentials, Education, Integrated Path Evaluation, Policy Advisory, Procedures and Documents, and Regional Leadership committees, as well as multiple groups related to the development of the ARE. 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, Nevada, North Dakota, Texas, 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.

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