Hiring a qualified architect is an important step on the road to a successful project. ADA has always sought to be more than minimally qualified by seeking certifications and memberships in organizations that offer collateral experience and knowledge growth.
Among those are:
- American Institute of Architects (AIA): The AIA offers education, government advocacy, community redevelopment, and public outreach to support the architecture profession. AIA members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct intended to assure clients, the public, and colleagues of an architect’s dedication to the highest standards in professional practice.
- National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB): NCARB certifies architects for registration in multiple states through a thorough analysis of their education and experience.
- National Association of Church Facility Managers (NACFM): NACFM empowers its members through connectivity and certification. ADA regularly delivers certification classes to NACFM members in the areas of architecture in general and church design specifically. ADA also maintains an associate NACFM membership.
- United States Green Building Council (USGBC): The USGBC manages the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) process in the U. S. for sustainable design and certifies professionals through examination, leading to the LEED AP designation.