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Austin, TX—Lenora Isom, RA, NCARB, of Ashland, Nebraska, was elected as a regional director at the National Council of Architectural Registration Board’s 2022 Annual Business Meeting. Isom was nominated to serve on the NCARB Board of Directors by Region 5 (Central Conference), which represents the licensing boards of Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

Isom is also a member of the Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects, which she joined in 2016. During her tenure on the board, she has served terms as the board’s secretary, vice chair, and chair. In 2018, she was elected by her peers to serve as the secretary/treasurer of NCARB’s Region 5. Isom was elected the region’s chair in 2020.

Shortly after joining her state licensing board, Isom began volunteering her time and expertise to NCARB’s volunteer initiatives. In 2016, she was appointed to a task force responsible for setting the cut score for the latest version of the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®). Isom has also been a member of NCARB’s Examination, Policy Advisory, and Regional Leadership committees, as well as the Architectural Experience Program® (AXP®) Portfolio Audit Team, Continuing Education Subcommittee, and Diversity Collaborative.

Isom is the Program Director for the Housing Department of the Nebraska Public Service Commission, as well as the owner and principal of ISOMetric Architecture, which offers consulting and contract-based architectural and code review services to the greater Omaha area. She has previously served the public as a building official and worked as the executive director of the Ashland Area Economic Development Corporation. In addition, she is a former adjunct lecturer at the University of Nebraska College of Architecture, and taught Revit and AutoCAD software at Metropolitan Community College in Elkhorn, Nebraska. 

As an NCARB certified architect with over twenty years of experience in the industry, Isom is registered in both Nebraska and Maryland. She holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


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