Law Passed: 1915 • Joined NCARB: 1921 • Region 3—Southern (1965)
The Components of Licensure
1950: NCARB State B.Arch. becomes the first NAAB-accredited program in North Carolina.
1957: Begins requiring either a degree from a NAAB-accredited program or two years of practice experience to take the exam.
1980s: Architect-educator board members were added since NCARB was moving toward degree requirements for registration.
1991: A degree from a program accredited by the NAAB is required.
1998: Continuing education is required for license renewal.
1953: Two years of experience are required to take the test.
1987: The IDP is required
1915: North Carolina begins writing its own examination for licensure.
Mid-1940s: The board begins using the NCARB syllabus as a guide to develop the state examination.
1960s: The board begins administering NCARB’s national examination.
- In 1933, NCARB President W. H. Lord was killed in a fiery automobile accident. A decade’s worth of North Carolina notes and records were also lost in the accident.
- North Carolina's first licenses were based on application and an interview.
- The first female architect was licensed in 1944.
- In 1978, the NCARB Certificate became the only method of receiving a reciprocal license.
- In 102 years, there have only been five executive directors of the board.
1927-28: W. H. Lord, FAIA (Asheville)
1990: Herbert P. McKim, FAIA (Wilmington)
Additional Members of the NCARB Board of Directors
1961-66: John E. Ramsay, FAIA (Salisbury)
2005-2008: Jeffery A. Huberman, FAIA (Charlotte)
1915-21: Hill C. Linthicum (Durham)
First Board Members
E. Hartge (Raleigh)
F. Leitner (Wilmington)
Richard S. Smith(Asheville)
D. Wheeler (Charlotte)
First Female Chairman/President
1998: Norma DeCamp Burns, fAIA (Bennett)
First Woman Licensed
1944: Georgina Pope Yeatman
First African-American Architect
1915: Gaston Alonzo Edwards
NCARB President Medalists
2001: Alan Baldwin Jr., FAIA (Charlotte)
2013: Jeffrey A. Huberman, FAIA (Charlotte)
2013: Kevin G. Montgomery, FAIA (Durham)
2017: Cheryl C. Walker, FAIA (Charlotte)
2017: Cathe M. Evans (Raleigh)