NCARB Elects First Vice President/President-elect at Annual Business Meeting

David L. Hoffman, FAIA, NCARB, of Wichita, Kan., was elected first vice president/president-elect of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) at its 98th Annual Business Meeting. By virtue of his election, Hoffman will become president in July 2018.

“I look forward to assisting our Member Boards in their efforts to serve their licensees, the architectural community, and the public, especially as we celebrate our organization’s first 100 years of service and explore opportunities to shape the future of licensure,” Hoffman says.

First appointed to the Kansas State Board of Technical Professions in 2005, Hoffman served as board chair from 2010-2011. He has volunteered his time and expertise to multiple NCARB committees, including serving as coordinator of the Site Planning & Design group of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) Item Writing Subcommittee, which develops material for the exam taken by all candidates seeking architectural licensure. Hoffman has also been a dedicated member of the Broadly Experienced Architect, Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect, Member Board Executive, Board Audit, and Regional Leadership committees, as well as the Practice Analysis and Public Director task forces. He has also been a member of nine National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accreditation teams.

Since 2012, Hoffman has served in several positions on the NCARB Board of Directors, including terms as the second vice president, treasurer, and regional director of NCARB’s Central States Conference (Region 5). The Central States Conference includes Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Before serving as the regional director, Hoffman was also elected as the region’s chair and vice chair.

Hoffman joined LK Architecture Inc., in 1978 and is a principal and senior vice president. In addition to his service to NCARB, he has been a dedicated member of the Kansas Board for over a decade, serving on and chairing many state committees. Hoffman is also a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), having served as the Central States regional director and president of AIA Kansas. In 1993, Hoffman was elevated to the AIA’s College of Fellows and named an AIA Richard Upjohn Fellow.

Since 1992, Hoffman has served on several architecture-related advisory boards at the University of Kansas, where he is also a guest lecturer. In addition to his leadership of the architecture profession, Hoffman remains involved in his local community, serving on the Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce. 

Hoffman graduated from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Architecture and went on to earn a Master of Business Administration from Wichita State University. He has been an NCARB Certificate holder since 1980 and is currently licensed in 29 U.S. jurisdictions. 

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