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1/24/22, 6pm - 8pm
1.5 LU

Make 2022 the year you become licensed! Join the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) as they bring together representatives from NCARB and NYSED to help aspiring architects get a better understanding of the licensure landscape in New York State. From why you should get licensed in the first place to where to find financial and educational resources to help you complete your journey, this two-hour seminar will review the undertaking from start to finish, delving into how to log experience hours, how to study and sit for your exams, how to prepare and submit your registration application, and more. We’ll even let you know what changes are coming down the line so that you can be prepared to handle them confidently.

Learn how to best navigate the process for your particular circumstances from the very people who administer the AXP, ARE, and the State registration process. The interactive evening will feature an extensive audience Q&A. Whether you are taking your first steps toward licensure or are hoping to become licensed soon, be sure to bring your questions and enthusiasm! This event is brought to you in partnership with the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) Office of the Professions and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).

Harry M. Falconer JR., FAIA, NCARB, HonD, Hon. FCARM, Vice President, Experience and Education, NCARB
Robert Lopez, RA, AIA, NCARB, Executive Secretary, State Board for Architecture, New York State Education Department Office of the Professions
Nicholas R. Respecki, AIA, NCARB, Manager, Examination Development, NCARB

About the Speakers:
Harry Falconer provides professional support for the Architectural Experience Program® (AXP™) as well as NCARB’s education-related programs, including the NCARB Education Standard, Scholars in Professional Practice, Education Alternative for Certification, Foreign Architect Certification programs, and continuing education initiatives. He is responsible for the administration of the Council’s outreach initiative to schools, professional conferences, and firms, as well as management of the Architect Licensing Advisors Community program. Falconer also leads the development and management of the Council’s international mutual recognition arrangements and relations. Falconer’s career in architecture includes over 22 years in practice prior to joining NCARB’s team. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and is licensed to practice architecture in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows, has been certified as a construction documents technologist by the Construction Specifications Institute, holds the NCARB Certificate for national reciprocity, and is an honorary member of the Federación de Colegios de Arquitectos de la República Mexicana. In 2010, Falconer was awarded NCARB’s highest honor, the President’s Medal for Distinguished Service, for his leadership in the Intern Development Program (IDP). In 2019, the Boston Architectural College conferred the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa upon Falconer, recognizing his transformative vision and work within architectural education and the profession.

Robert Lopez has been the Executive Secretary to the New York State Board for Architecture and the State Board for Landscape Architecture within the Office of the Professions at the State Education Department since 2005. Prior to joining the Department, he was a Principal and shareholder at a large international architecture and engineering firm, where he led the firm’s K-12 Studio as its Director. Lopez is an architect who is licensed and registered in New York.

Nicholas Respecki is a Manager of Examination Development at NCARB. In this position, he works primarily on development of the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®). Prior to joining NCARB, Respecki worked as an architect and designer for multiple firms in Washington, DC. He has experience in all phases of design and construction, with work primarily focused on large scale university, sports, healthcare, and cultural projects. Respecki holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Architecture degree from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. He is licensed to practice architecture in the District of Columbia, is a member of the American Institute of Architects, and holds the NCARB Certificate for national reciprocity.

This event is offered virtually; you will receive an email with a Zoom link to access the program.

Organized by
AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee
This is an aerial image of walls and stairways.
1/24/22, 6pm - 8pm
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