WEA would like to congratulate Gary Terschluse, one of the founders of WEA for earning his third professional license. The State of Missouri issued a license to practice architecture to Gary Terschluse. Gary completed all statutory requirements earlier this year. This included a 12-year internship and the passing of 6 board examinations. In addition to being a licensed architect, he is also a licensed professional engineer (PE), a licensed structural engineer (SE) and a Model Law Structural Engineer as designated by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). Having three professional licenses is extremely rare, a distinction held by less than 0.1 percent of all licensed professionals and shared with only two others in the state.
The Architectural Registration Examination is multi-divisional exam used to assess one’s knowledge and skill regarding the practice of architecture. It has 6 parts and is taken following completion of all educational and internship requirements. On average it takes about three years to complete these examinations. Gary completed all exams on first attempt over a fifteen-day period.
25-years is the shortest length of time needed to complete the requirements for all three licenses. State licensure requirements include completion of a 4-year accredited college degree program, documented internships covering specific areas of practice and passing of written board examinations. Gary completed all exams on first attempt over a fifteen-day period.
Gary earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 1974 and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering at University of Missouri – Rolla in 1976 with emphasis in engineering mechanics and structures.
Washington Engineering & Architecture, co-founded in 1989 by Gary Terschluse and Ron Unnerstall, has designed many municipal, commercial, educational and industrial facilities in Washington and surrounding communities. In addition, it has partnered with other companies on major projects across the U.S.
Gary is a member of St. Francis Borgia Parish, Washington Rotary Club, Washington Elks Club, Washington 353 Redevelopment Corporation advisory board member, Washington Senior Citizen Housing Development Corporation board member. Past service includes Chairman of the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Franklin County Board of Appeals, and Chairman of the Washington Building Code Committee.