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Quad Cities Architect Recognized for Service

Friday, April 10, 2015  

Architect Recognized for Public Service in the Quad Cities area


Quad Cities, IA (April 8, 2015) – Craig Shannon, AIA, a member of the American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter (AIA Iowa) has been recognized as a participant in the AIA Iowa Citizen Architect Program by AIA Iowa for service to the Quad Cities area.


Shannon, of Heart of America Group, serves as an ARE 5.0 Mapping Task Force Committee member for the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). The NCARB serves to protect the public health, safety and welfare by leading the regulating of the practice of architecture through development and application of standards for licensure and credentialing of architects. NCARB is responsible for establishing, interpreting and enforcing national standards for architectural licensure which includes the Architectural Record Exam (ARE). The ARE is currently undergoing revisions led by the Committee.


As a member of this committee, Shannon reviews the current items within the Architectural Registration Exams (ARE) 4.0 bank and determined their alignment within the ARE 5.0 test specifications. At his previous post as the Iowa Intern Development Program (IDP) State Coordinator for 4 years, Shannon became interested in taking the next step to assist on the national level in the development of the programs he had been implementing across the state.


The Citizen Architect Program recognizes AIA Iowa members who represent AIA's values in their community through public service. To find out more about this program please visit


Since 1857, the American Institute of Architects has represented the professional interests of America's architects. AIA Iowa, headquartered in Des Moines, is a statewide affiliate of the national AIA.


AIA members express their commitment to excellence in design and are proactive in the design of livable communities. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct that assures the client, the public, and colleagues of an AIA member architect's dedication to the highest standards in professional practice. For more information, go to or call 515.244.7502.


For interviews or pictures, please contact Jessica Reinert at AIA Iowa, (515) 244-7502, or e-mail


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