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West Virginia Data
Total Number of Registered Architects: 1,257
Total Number Residing in WV: 116
Total Number Out of State: 1,141
Data from 2/11/2019. To see how WV compares with other jurisdictions, see NCARB By the Numbers at
- The Random Continuing Education Audit of Continuing Education of registered architects begins in February.
- The West Virginia Legislative Session is underway and will conclude on March 9th. Watch for a roundup of legislation affecting the practice of architecture in West Virginia here and in an upcoming newsletter. There are no rule changes pending at this time.
In Memoriam – E.T. “Ted” Boggess (October 26, 1932 – February 3, 2019)
The West Virginia Board of Architects mourns the passing of Ted Boggess, a former member of the West Virginia Board of Architects who served the public and the profession honorably at the state and national level. Mr. Boggess was appointed by five different governors to serve on the Board, having served more than 25 years. He also served NCARB in many capacities and was recognized with the Distinguished Member Cum Specialis Award by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter in 2001. He had the distinction of designing more than 130 churches during his career. William Yoke, a former colleague on the Board of Architects, said of him, “He loved being an architect. He worked hard at it; he took pride in it. If someone asked me who exemplified the best of our profession, in West Virginia, it would be Ted.”
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