Formerly the organization’s 2020 vice president/president elect, Vidaurri makes history as the first Latino president of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.
The following is a press release from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards announcing the appointment of Alfred Vidaurri Jr., FAIA, as its new president. Currently a vice president at the national engineering firm Freese and Nichols, Vidaurri served as NCARB’s 2020 vice president/president-elect. Vidaurri also makes history as NCARB’s first Latino president.
Alfred Vidaurri Jr., NCARB, NOMA, FAIA, of Fort Worth, Texas, was inducted as the president of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) at its 2021 Annual Business Meeting. Vidaurri is the first Latino president in the organization’s history; in this role, he will lead the organization that supports the 55 U.S. architectural licensing boards in their mission to protect the public health, safety, and welfare.
“I am honored to be the first Latino president in this organization’s 102-year history,” said Vidaurri. “But I look forward to the day when we no longer have to call out the first, or the second, or the third, but can celebrate the vision of the individual.”
During his term as president, Vidaurri will focus on two issues essential to architectural regulation: how the path to earning an architecture license should evolve to meet the needs of the future; and how NCARB can support greater equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) along that path. Under his leadership, the organization will complete its Analysis of Practice, a profession-wide study that informs changes to NCARB’s programs and services; and continue to develop NCARB and the National Organization of Minority Architects’ (NOMA’s) joint Baseline on Belonging study, as well as the assessment of next steps.
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