Kevin Singh appointed to state’s architecture board

Kevin Singh, associate professor of architecture at Louisiana Tech and director of the University’s Community Design Activism Center (CDAC) has been officially appointed by Gov. John Bell Edwards to the Louisiana State Board of Architectural Examiners (LSBAE) for a six-year term (2019-24).

Kevin SinghThe board has seven members; five are architects from districts selected by the governor. One member is required to be employed full time in architectural education; Singh is the Architect/Educator board member.

“I’ll be able to help provide a perspective from what’s happening in the schools, relative to licensing and students entering the profession,” Singh said. “Our role as a board is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public through both the regulation of the practice of architecture and the licensing of individuals in Louisiana.”

Singh has taught the professional practice courses for 13 years at Tech, designed residential projects throughout north Louisiana, and is “in a good position to understand the current state of the profession and national emerging trends,” he said.

“I’ve always had a passion to serve others,” Singh said, “and this is a great opportunity to serve architects in our state and give back to the profession. The LSBAE has a long history of being one of the best architecture boards in the country. I’m honored to be joining the board and serving licensed architects in Louisiana.”

This fall the Louisiana chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), dedicated to building green buildings and communities worldwide, presented Singh its Innovation Champion Award for 2018 at its Louisiana FORWARD Symposium. The USGBC’s Sustainability Leadership Awards honor people, organizations, and companies that are transforming the “built environment” and communities in Louisiana into greener, healthier places to live, work, and learn.