Mineola, NY (PRWEB) June 9, 2008
John R. Sorrenti, FAIA, founder and principal of JRS Architect, P.C., was elected treasurer and vice chair of Region 2 of the prestigious National Council of Architecture Registration Boards, effective July 1.
"It is great privilege to serve in such an important body charged with improving the standards of those who serve in our profession," said Sorrenti, who resides in Glen Cove, NY.
"By serving in these positions I not only give back to the profession, but also stay ahead of the competition by keeping me up to date about changing laws, codes and issues, which benefits our clients," he added
The NCARB helps to formulate architectural qualifications, organize architectural internships, administers the Architect Registration Examination, and maintains a register of certified architects. Six regions make up NCARB; Region 2 includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Sorrenti, who holds degrees in architecture from New York Institute of Technology and Ohio University, is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and is the New York State fellow to National AIA. In addition, he is a past president of the AIA Long Island Chapter, past president of the New York State AIA and a past vice president of the National AIA. He has been a member of the New York State Board of Architecture since 2005 and is a member of the Committee on Professional Development of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). He recently began serving a three-year term as national chair of the AIA Fellowship Regional Representatives. In addition, he is a member of the Town of North Hempstead Landmarks Preservations Commission.
Serving as a lobbyist for legislative issues, Sorrenti has achieved a reputation for quality of leadership. In 1991, on behalf of the AIA, Sorrenti helped to form the guidelines for the Americans with Disabilities Act and in 1993, assisted with the New York City ADA code. Sorrenti also served on the National Architectural Accrediting Board committee for college accreditation programs, has performed reviews of his peers for the American Council of Engineering Consultants.
About JRS Architect, P.C.
Established in 1986, JRS Architect, P.C. has offices in Mineola, NY, New York City and Princeton, NJ. The firm has grown from six people since its establishment to more than 50 today serving Long Island, the greater New York City area, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. It has developed design expertise in the corporate, educational, financial, healthcare, hospitality and public spaces and retail markets. For more information about JRS call (516) 294-1666 or visit http://www.jrsarchitect.com.
NCARB comprises the architectural registration boards of all 50 states as well as those of the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. NCARB assists its member state registration boards in carrying out their duties and provides a certification program for individual architects.
The mission of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards is to work together as a council of member boards to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public and to assist member boards in carrying out their duties. To achieve these goals, the Council develops and recommends standards to be required of an applicant for architectural registration; develops and recommends standards regulating the practice of architecture; provides to member boards a process for certifying the qualifications of an architect for registration; and represents the interests of member boards before public and private agencies. With the Committee of Canadian Architectural Councils (CCAC), NCARB has also established guidelines for the reciprocal registration of U.S. and Canadian architects.
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