Dale McKinney, FAIA, Sioux City, IA, served nine years on the Iowa Architecture Examiners Board. He served as chair from 2003-2004 and 2009-2010. He has served on NCARB committees related to the Professional Development Program, the Intern Development Program (IDP), and procedures and documents. McKinney was elected to the Board of Directors in 2009 as the director for the Mid-Central Conference (Region 4), secretary in 2010, treasurer in 2011, second vice president in 2012, and first vice president/president-elect in 2013. He was installed as NCARB president at the Council's 95th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.
McKinney is the founding partner at M Plus Architects. He has served the profession as the president of AIA Iowa and as the Central States regional director on the AIA national board of directors from 1997-1999. A graduate of Iowa State University, McKinney holds the NCARB Certificate and is licensed in Iowa, Arizona, Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, and South Dakota.
Note: This excerpt was originally published in the NCARB 2014 Annual Report.
I’m proud to stand before you as an Iowan and Region 4 native, grateful for this opportunity to serve as NCARB president in the coming fiscal year.
As I think about my journey to this moment, it seems improbable, but true! From time to time I am asked, “Why did you decide to become an