NCARB

Ohio

Law Passed: 1929 • Joined NCARB: 1932 • Region 4—Mid-Central (1965)

The Components of Licensure

Education

2000: A degree from a NAAB-accredited program is required.

2005: Continuing education is required for license renewal.

Experience

1932: Candidates with an approved architectural degree must demonstrate three years of experience.

1997: The IDP is required.

Examination

1932: An exam is required; the design problem for the very first exam is an American Legion Building.

1974: Candidates must pass NCARB's national examination.

Noteworthy

Ohio was the first state to adopt rules approving the IPAL program; it is also one of a small handful of jurisdictions that offer students reimbursement for the AXP enrollment fee and the first (if not the only) state to put into its Code of Conduct a requirement that supervisors respond to requests to review AXP hours.

Ohio Architect and Board Member Douglas L. Steidl, FAIA, of Akron served as AIA president (2004-05) and NAAB president (2008-09).

Notable People

NCARB Presidents

1953-54: Charles E. Firestone, FAIA (Canton)
1968: George F. Schatz, FAIA (Cincinnati)
1984: Ballard H. T. Kirk, FAIA (Columbus)

Additional Members of the NCARB Board of Directors

1960-61: R. Franklin Outcalt (Cleveland)
1973-75: John B. Gartner Jr. (Cincinnati)
2015-18: Stephen L. Sharp, FAIA (Springfield)

First Chairman/President

Charles Owsley, FAIA (Youngstown)

First Board Members

Gilbert Miller (Girard)
George McDonald (Cincinnati)
Lester Redding (Mansfield)
Ralph Kempton (Columbus)

First License Issued

1932: Charles Owsley, FAIA (Youngstown)

First Female Board Member

1987-88:Ann Dunning

First Female Chairman/President

2017: Monica Green, FAIA

First Woman Licensed

1932: Isabel Chancellor Hill

First Woman Licensed by Examination

1941: India Boyer

NCARB President Medalists

1996: William Wilcox (Columbus, OH)
2008: Gerald S. Hammond, FAIA (Cincinnati)
2014: Amy M. Kobe, CAE, Hon. AIA (Columbus)

Ohio History

The 1931 Ohio Board of Examiners: (front) Lester Reading, Charles F. Owsley, and N. Gilbert Miller, (back) George F. McDonald, Ralph C. Kempton.
Ohio delegates at the 1971 NCARB Annual Meeting.
Ohio delegates at the 2016 NCARB Annual Meeting.
The 1931 Ohio Board of Examiners: (front) Lester Reading, Charles F. Owsley, and N. Gilbert Miller, (back) George F. McDonald, Ralph C. Kempton.
Ohio delegates at the 1971 NCARB Annual Meeting.
Ohio delegates at the 2016 NCARB Annual Meeting.