On July 12, 2012, the New Jersey State Board of Architects voted and elected Cornerstone Architectural Group Partner, Michael Soriano as its new President for 2012-2013. The Board operates under the State’s Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Consumer Affairs. The Board of Architects is responsible for protecting the public’s health and safety by determining the qualifications of individuals seeking licensure as Architects in the State, for establishing standards of practice for licensees and firms, and for disciplining those who do not adhere to the requirements. The Board also oversees and regulates the practices of Certified Interior Design and Licensed Landscape Architecture. Additionally, in his capacity as NJ-SBoA President, Mike will also serve as New Jersey’s Member of the National Council of Architectural Registrations Boards (NCARB), and has been appointed to its National Intern Development Committee. The NCARB is comprised of the architectural registration boards of the 50 states and other jurisdictions. The mission of NCARB is to work together as a council of Member Boards to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public at large and to assist Member Boards in carrying out their duties. The Council develops the standards and testing required of applicants for architectural licensure.