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Arizona Licensing Law

Podcast: 2008/3/3 - 26:07

Presenters: Steven A. Lichtenberger, AIA, LEED AP; Abby Hoover, LEED AP; & Michelle Gerchick, Assoc. AIA

Moderator: Christina Noble, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP






Christina Noble, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP
Noble has worked as an architectural professional for six years, currently for Gould Evans in Phoenix. She has worked on numerous high-profile and large-scale projects, including collegiate, mixed-use, government, and private development high-rise buildings. She graduated from Rice University with a bachelor’s degree in architecture in 2002.

Michelle Gerchick, Assoc. AIA

Gerchick works at Orcutt | Winslow in Phoenix, specializing in health-care design. A 2005 Arizona State University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in design, architectural studies, she is president of the ASU College of Design Alumni chapter. In addition, Gerchick serves as the 2007–2008 regional associate director of the AIA Western Mountain Region component. She was also the 2007 associate director of the AIA Phoenix Metro component. From 2002 to 2004, Gerchick represented the American Institute of Architecture Students on the AIA Rio Salado and AIA Central Arizona boards.

Steven A. Lichtenberger, AIA, LEED AP

Lichtenberger is managing principal of DMJM Design’s Phoenix office. Since joining DMJM in 1992, he has acted as design principal and principal-in-charge for a wide variety of commercial and corporate projects, from master planning to interior architecture. During more than 25 years as a professional, Lichtenberger has worked on award-winning projects throughout the Southwest and has been responsible for a broad array of projects from higher education to office and commercial to hospitality, retail, medical, and government.

Abby Hoover, LEED AP

Hoover is an architect at Gould Evans in Phoenix and previously worked as a designer for SmithGroup. She holds a master’s degree in architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a bachelor’s degree in urban studies from Stanford University.

Arizona neither subscribes to NCARB model law nor requires the Intern Development Program for licensure. Instead, the state implements its own internship requirements and allows professionals — with or without an architecture degree — to achieve licensure through various combinations of academic and practical experience. In this podcast, four Arizona architects discuss the implications of these various paths to licensure.



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