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Professor Petry Receives NCARB Award


Posted 09/06/2018
Category: Accolades
Associate Professor Elizabeth Petry, AIA receives the NCARB Scholar in Professional Practice award from David L. Hoffman, FAIA, President/Chair of the NCARB Board

Associate Professor Elizabeth Petry, AIA receives the NCARB Scholar in Professional Practice award from David L. Hoffman, FAIA, President/Chair of the NCARB Board

The 2018 NCARB Scholars in Professional Practice, (Front row, l-r) Greg Wynn, AIA, NCARB, Lecturer, California Polytechnic State University; Erin Pellegrino, Visiting Critic, Cornell University; Shavon T. Charlot, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Adjunct Instruction, Tuskegee University; Marcus M. Farr, Assistant Professor of Architecture, American University of Sharjah. (Back row, l-r) Elizabeth Petry, AIA, Associate Professor, University of Hartford; Benjamin Vargas, FAIA, Adjunct Faculty, Pontifical Cathol

The 2018 NCARB Scholars in Professional Practice, (Front row, l-r) Greg Wynn, AIA, NCARB, Lecturer, California Polytechnic State University; Erin Pellegrino, Visiting Critic, Cornell University; Shavon T. Charlot, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Adjunct Instruction, Tuskegee University; Marcus M. Farr, Assistant Professor of Architecture, American University of Sharjah. (Back row, l-r) Elizabeth Petry, AIA, Associate Professor, University of Hartford; Benjamin Vargas, FAIA, Adjunct Faculty, Pontifical Cathol

Architecture Associate Professor Elizabeth Petry, AIA was one of only ten architecture faculty selected, from across the nation and beyond, for the highly competitive inaugural session of the NCARB Scholars in Professional Practice Program set in Washington, DC in August 2018.   The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Scholars in Professional Practice is an entirely new program to address current and future development of strong academic leaders in the professional practice community. This structured, multi-day course supported the development of faculty as teachers of professional practice in the program, leading to recognition as a Professional.  All expenses related to travel and participation were covered by NCARB.   The intensive three day NCARB Scholars in Professional Practice Program was a mix of presentations and interactive sessions, scholars explored several topics related to teaching professional practice, including: the future of academia and practice, ethics in architecture, business strategies and financial management, law and professional liability, communications and marketing, and teaching methods and curriculum development.  Professor Petry was eligible to apply for the program because she teaches ARC 623 – Advanced Professional Practice in our graduate program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).  She developed and has been teaching the Professional Practice course every spring its inception in 2006.  It is a required course of the University of Hartford’s Master of Architecture program.  It was noted in her letter of support that “At our last re-accreditation visit from NAAB, in March 2017, the visiting team noted the exceptional high quality of the Advanced Professional Practice course taught by Professor Petry.  In their Visiting Team Report the team praised her Advanced Professional Practice course.  Their assessment of each of the five criteria of Realm D: Professional Practice was “Met with Distinction”.  No higher praise can be given.”  The NAAB visiting team commented, “The student work in ARC 623 Advanced Professional Practice is distinctive.  The course is well organized, thorough, and well regarded by the students, and is taught in a manner that is engaging and effective.”  At the NCARB Scholars in Professional Practice Program the NAAB Associate Director, Ellen S. Cathey, AIA noted that of 25 NAAB programs re-accredited from 2015 – 2018 that Petry’s course was one of only three to receive this distinction. 

Associate Professor Elizabeth Petry, AIA receives the NCARB Scholar in Professional Practice award from David L. Hoffman, FAIA, President/Chair of the NCARB Board

Associate Professor Elizabeth Petry, AIA receives the NCARB Scholar in Professional Practice award from David L. Hoffman, FAIA, President/Chair of the NCARB Board

The 2018 NCARB Scholars in Professional Practice, (Front row, l-r) Greg Wynn, AIA, NCARB, Lecturer, California Polytechnic State University; Erin Pellegrino, Visiting Critic, Cornell University; Shavon T. Charlot, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Adjunct Instruction, Tuskegee University; Marcus M. Farr, Assistant Professor of Architecture, American University of Sharjah. (Back row, l-r) Elizabeth Petry, AIA, Associate Professor, University of Hartford; Benjamin Vargas, FAIA, Adjunct Faculty, Pontifical Cathol

The 2018 NCARB Scholars in Professional Practice, (Front row, l-r) Greg Wynn, AIA, NCARB, Lecturer, California Polytechnic State University; Erin Pellegrino, Visiting Critic, Cornell University; Shavon T. Charlot, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Adjunct Instruction, Tuskegee University; Marcus M. Farr, Assistant Professor of Architecture, American University of Sharjah. (Back row, l-r) Elizabeth Petry, AIA, Associate Professor, University of Hartford; Benjamin Vargas, FAIA, Adjunct Faculty, Pontifical Cathol