Law Passed: 1931 • Joined NCARB: 1935 • Region 3—Southern (1963)
The Components of Licensure
1987: New applicants are required to graduate from a NAAB-accredited program.
1993: Continuing education is required for license renewal.
1984: The IDP is required.
1943: The first standardized examinations, called the Junior and Senior Examination, are administered.
1954: Alabama models its examination after NCARB’s syllabus.
1983: The board begins administering the ARE.
2006: The board allows early eligibility for the ARE.
- The board’s first meeting was held on August 10, 1931.
- In 1969, the board grew from five to six members.
- Alabama was the first NCARB member to have the authority to grant funds to a NAAB-accredited school in the state.
1977: Charles A. Blondheim Jr., FAIA (Eufaula, AL)
2000: Joseph P. Giattina Jr., FAIA (Birmingham, AL)
2017: Kristine Annexstad Harding, FAIA (Huntsville, AL)
Additional Members of the NCARB Board of Directors
1997-98: Renis O. Jones Jr., FAIA (Montgomery, AL)
2008-11: Cynthia J. McKim (Montgomery, AL)
1931: Walter Ausfeld (Montgomery, AL)
First Board Members
Hugh Martin, FAIA (Birmingham, AL)
Benjamin Price (Birmingham, AL)
John Carey, FAIA (Mobile, AL)
Frederic Child Biggin, FAIA (Auburn, AL—Academic Member)
First License Issued
1931: Hugh Martin, FAIA
NCARB President Medalists
2004: Cynthia J. McKim (Montgomery, AL)
2004: William W. Herrin Jr., FAIA (Huntsville, AL)
2006: Renis O. Jones Jr., FAIA (Montgomery, AL)
2017: Daniel D. Bennett, FAIA (Auburn, AL)
2018: Kristine Annexstad Harding, FAIA (Huntsville, AL)