A Dallas architecture firm executive is one of five people appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott to the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners.
Justin Hiles, the COO of VLK Architects in Dallas, was appointed to the board along with Michael A. Ebbeler Jr., and Eva Read-Warren. Rosa Salazar and Joyce Smith were re-appointed.
The terms of Hiles and Ebbeler expire on Jan. 31, 2027, and the terms of Read-Warren, Salazar, Smith expire on Jan. 31, 2029.
The board is a multiprofession regulatory agency that oversees the examination, registration, and professional regulation of architects, interior designers, and landscape architects.
Hiles is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Association for Learning Environments, and the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards. He previously served as president and treasurer for the Fort Worth Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He served as a board member for the Fort Worth Better Buildings Challenge, a designer for Unbound Fort Worth, and as a volunteer for the American Red Cross. Hiles received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Architecture from The University of Texas at Arlington.
Read-Warden of Bryan is a principal architect for Arkitex Studio Inc. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Texas Society of Architects, and the City of Bryan Historic Landmark Commission. She is the former president of the American Institute of Architects Brazos Valley Chapter, the Texas Society of Architects, and a former board member of the Brazos Valley Symphony Society.
Salazar, of Lubbock, is the director of interior design with Condray Design Group Inc. and currently serves as vice chair for the board. She served in leadership positions for the Texas Association for Interior Design, the TX/OK Chapter of the International Interior Design Association, the Texas Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers, and the City of Lubbock Permits and Licensing Appeals Board.
Smith, of Burnet, is a retired partner of the accounting firm Atchley & Associates LLP. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and is a distinguished fellow and serves on the leadership council of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. She also serves as secretary of the board of Amplify Credit Union and as the chairman and trustee of the Better Business Bureau Education Foundation.
Ebbeler, of Houston, is the president of MAEJr Resources, and an officer at Echelon Natural Resources, LLC. He served as a member on the Rehabilitation Council of Texas for six years, including three full terms as the chair. He also served on the steering committee for the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation for 14 years.
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