Michigan Architect Kenneth R. Van Tine Elected NCARB Secretary

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Washington, DC—Kenneth R. Van Tine, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, of Brighton, Michigan, was elected as NCARB secretary at the National Council of Architectural Registration Board’s (NCARB) 2020 Annual Business Meeting. Previously, Van Tine served on the Board as the director of Region 4, which is comprised of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

First appointed to the Michigan Board of Architects in 2011, Van Tine served as the board’s chair until 2019. He was elected by his peers to Region 4’s leadership in 2012, serving terms as treasurer, vice chair, and chair before being elected the regional director in 2018.

During his time with NCARB, Van Tine has been a valuable member of multiple NCARB committees, including the Audit, Experience, Procedures and Documents, and Regional Leadership committees. He helped develop the most recent version of the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®), volunteering on the ARE 5.0 Item Development Subcommittee. Additionally, Van Tine has served as the Board of Director’s liaison to the Professional Conduct Committee and represents NCARB on the board of directors for its software development subsidiary, Lineup® Management Services, LLC. Van Tine has represented NCARB as a member of several National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) visiting teams.

Van Tine is the technical design principal, chief financial officer, and a founding partner of inFORM studio, a multidisciplinary design firm with offices in Detroit and Chicago that practices throughout the United States and internationally. As a volunteer counselor for teens and young adults at his local church, Van Tine is dedicated to guiding and mentoring young professionals. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and has participated in the AIA Mentorship Program for nearly eight years.

He earned both a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University. Van Tine is LEED-certified, a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, and holds the NCARB Certificate. He is licensed to practice in Michigan and 34 other states and jurisdictions.


The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ membership is made up of the architectural licensing boards of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NCARB, in collaboration with these boards, facilitates the licensure and credentialing of architects to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

To achieve these goals, NCARB works with its Member Boards and volunteers to develop and facilitate standards for licensure, including the national examination and experience program. NCARB also recommends regulatory guidelines for licensing boards and helps architects expand their professional reach through the NCARB Certificate.

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