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Allers inaugurated as president of NCARB

Terry L. Allers, FAIA, NCARB, Hon. FCARM, was inaugurated as the president of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards at its Centennial Annual Business Meeting.

As president, Allers will lead the organization that supports the 55 U.S. architectural licensing boards in their mission to protect the public health, safety, and welfare.

“As we step into our second century, we have the opportunity to demonstrate a deeper awareness of how the expectations of public protection are manifested in our work,” said Allers. “There is more work to do regarding modernizing our Model Law, exploring best approaches to helping the next generation, and in making the case for the value of licensure and reasonable regulation.”

During his term, Allers will lead a focused effort to develop tools and resources for the supervisors who guide candidates through NCARB’s experience program.

He will finalize efforts to refresh NCARB Model Law.

Allers was first appointed to the Iowa Architectural Examining Board in 2005, and served terms as the board’s chair and vice chair.

He began volunteering for NCARB in 2006 as a member of the Broadly Experienced Architect Committee.

Allers has since offered his time and expertise to numerous NCARB efforts, chairing the Audit and Regional Leadership committees, and volunteering as a member of the Centennial Advisory, Education, Experience Advisory, Examination, Member Board Executives, and Procedures and Documents committees.

Allers served on the 2015 NCARB and National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Procedures Task Force and has been a member of several NAAB visiting teams. His experience will provide useful insights as he leads the organization’s engagement in the NAAB’s upcoming Accreditation Review Forum.

In 2014, Allers joined the NCARB Board of Directors as the director of Region 4, and was later elected to serve terms as the Board’s secretary, treasurer, second vice president, and first vice president.

Allers founded Allers Associates Architects, PC, in 1979.

He is an active volunteer in the Fort Dodge community and serves on the board of directors for his local Downtown Development Corporation.

In 2012, Allers was recognized by the Fort Dodge Area Chamber of Commerce with the Catalyst Award.

Allers is also an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and has served on the Iowa Chapter board of directors and numerous committees. Allers received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Iowa State University in 1970.

He has been an NCARB Certificate holder since 1974 and is licensed in Iowa and Minnesota.