Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art presents “Designing Your Future: Creating Value in Your Career,” with Harry Falconer, Director of Experience and Education for the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at noon in the Chaplin Hall Gallery. Falconer will discuss the process of becoming a licensed architect, which involves completing a thorough Intern Development Program (IDP) designed to expand the range of student experiences.
Since joining NCARB in April of 2006, Falconer has provided professional support to the IDP, becoming director in 2007, and other education-based programs hosted by NCARB. He is also responsible for administering the Architect Licensing Advisors Community and the NCARB’s outreach initiatives to schools, conferences, and firms.
Falconer earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. As an architect, Falconer has spent fifteen years working in architecture-engineering firms and seven years in facilities planning and design. He is a licensed architect in the state of Virginia, is certified as a construction documents technologist by the Construction Specifications Institute, and holds the NCARB Certificate. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, and in 2010 he was awarded NCARB’s highest honor, the President’s Medal for Distinguished Service, for his leadership in the Intern Development Program (IDP).
The NU School of Architecture + Art Lecture Series is supported by a generous grant from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation. For more than 10 years, the Byrne Foundation has partnered with Norwich to bring eminent national and international architects, designers, artists, and writers to campus. Events are free and open to the public.
The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation is a philanthropic organization that supports cancer research, education, volunteerism, and other charitable endeavors.
Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art is the only National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredited architecture school in northern New England.