Law Passed: 1939 • Joined NCARB: 1939 • Region 3—Southern (1965)
The Components of Licensure
1984: The board requires a degree from a NAAB-accredited program.
1998: Continuing education is required for licensure renewal.
1982: The IDP is required for initial licensure.
Late-1960s: Applicants with a professional degree must also have three years of experience.
1954: Arkansas models its examination after NCARB’s syllabus.
1960s: The board begins offering NCARB’s national examination.
- Arkansas Legislature created the original Arkansas Architectural Act and the Arkansas State Board of Architects in 1939.
- In 2009, the Arkansas State Board of Architects merged with the Arkansas State Board of Landscape Architects and Arkansas State Board of Registered Interior Designers.
- 2014 President Blakely C. Dunn, FAIA, was the first president in NCARB history to complete the Intern Development Program (IDP).
1965: Ralph O. Mott, FAIA (Fort Smith)
1983: Sid Frier, FAIA (Little Rock)
2014: Blakely C. Dunn, FAIA (El Dorado)
Additional Members of the NCARB Board of Directors
1959-64: Ralph O. Mott (Fort Smith)
1979-82: Sid Frier, FAIA (Little Rock)
2008-13: Blakely C. Dunn, AIA (El Dorado)
2015-17: Kingsley Johnson Glasgow (Little Rock)
First Board Members
Geo. H. Wittenberg (Little Rock)
Howard S. Eichenbaum, FAIA (Little Rock)
Joe J. Haralson (Fort Smith)
H. Ray Burks (Little Rock)
Harry Wanger (Little Rock)
NCARB President Medalists
2014: Kingsley Johnson Glasgow (Little Rock)
2015: Blakely C. Dunn, FAIA (El Dorado)