The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) will soon have a new president: Kristine Harding, NCARB, AIA.
An accomplished and effective leader in the architecture profession, Harding is an Alabama architect who has been involved with architectural regulation on the state level, having served as a member of the Alabama Board for Registration of Architects since 2005.
Harding will be inaugurated as NCARB president in July, at the organization’s Annual Business Meeting. Currently she leads KPS Group’s Huntsville office in the position of vice president and group manager.
Harding, AIA, NCARB, Huntsville, Ala., has been a member of the Alabama Board for Registration of Architects since 2005, serving as chair in 2007-08. She has served on NCARB’s Committee on Professional Development and the Committee on Procedures and Documents, chairing the latter in 2010-11. Harding was elected to the Southern Conference (Region 3) Board in 2007 and served as secretary, vice chair, chair and director. Harding was elected to the NCARB Board as secretary in 2013.
Harding has worked for companies in Philadelphia, Dallas and Washington, D.C., before coming to Huntsville in 1989. She succeeded Billy Herrin as president of Jones & Herrin in 1997, which changed its name to JH Partners upon his retirement. In 2010, JH Partners merged with KPS Group Inc., and she now serves as vice president and group manager of the Huntsville Studio. She served as president of the Alabama Council AIA in 2005. She was recently awarded the Alabama Council Accolade Award, which is an honor given by the council in recognition for service to the profession. Harding is a graduate of Rice University where she attended on an athletic scholarship in volleyball. She holds an NCARB Certificate and is licensed in Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Mississippi.
“I look forward to assisting NCARB in attracting new architects, in increasing the value of what we offer, and in creating programs that will make NCARB vital to everyone in our profession,” says Harding. I look forward to assisting NCARB in attracting new architects, in increasing the value of what we offer, and in creating programs that will make NCARB vital to everyone in our profession.”