Law Passed: 1919 • Joined NCARB: 1935 • Region 3—Southern (1963)
The Components of Licensure
1974: A degree from a NAAB-accredited program or 10 years of experience are required.
2004: A degree from a NAAB-accredited program is required.
1965: Three years of post-graduation experience are required.
1985: Georgia adopts the IDP.
1965: NCARB’s national examination is required.
In 1992, Georgia law was amended to provide for the registration of interior designers, and the board was given the authority to adopt rules to set standards for such registration. In 2000, legislation was enacted to change the name of the board to the Georgia State Board of Architects and Interior Designers.
1988: Walter T. Carry, FAIA (Atlanta)
Additional Members of the NCARB Board of Directors
1977-78: Zeb V. Lackey, FAIA (Valdosta)
2013-15: Anne K. Smith, FAIA (Savannah)
Thomas H. Morgan, FAIA
First Board Members
H. W. Whitcover
Frank H. Happ
T. W. Smith
G. Loyd Preacher
First Licenses Issued
1919: Thomas H. Morgan, H. W. Whitcover, Frank H. Happ, T. W. Smith, and G. Loyd Preacher
First Woman Licensed
Leila Ross Wilburn
First African-American Woman Licensed
2004: Ivenue Love-Stanley, FAIA
First African-American Board Member
1982: Oscar L. Harris, FAIA (Atlanta)
First Registered Interior Designer
1992: Rita Carson Guest (Atlanta)
NCARB President Medalists
1994: Barbara Kitchens (Atlanta)
2018: Anne K. Smith, FAIA (Savannah)