IPAL – INTEGRATED PATH TO ARCHITECTURAL LICENSURE

IPAL – INTEGRATED PATH TO ARCHITECTURAL LICENSURE As you may already know, the path to licensure is 1) Education, 2) Experience, and Examination.  This path has been the way for many years; the issue is the time it takes to cross the finish line. Depending on the degree you pursue, the time to degree completion…

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ARE – ARCHITECT REGISTRATION EXAMINATION

Over the past few weeks, we have summarized the process of becoming an architect — Today’s on the ARE Architect Registration Examination ends the formal process. ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION – DEGREES GAIN EXPERIENCE AS A STUDENT GAIN EXPERIENCE AS AN EMERGING PROFESSIONAL AXP – ARCHITECTURAL EXPERIENCE PROGRAM Like the essay on AXP, to truly become an…

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AXP – ARCHITECTURAL EXPERIENCE PROGRAM

AXP – ARCHITECTURAL EXPERIENCE PROGRAM To truly become an expert on AXP, you need to reference NCARB – https://www.ncarb.org/gain-axp-experience, but below are the basics. Established jointly by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) in the late 1970s, the Architectural Experience Program (AXP) – originally the Intern…

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NCARB BY THE NUMBERS 2020

NCARB BY THE NUMBERS 2020 Last week, you were introduced to two data sources on the profession of architecture – NAAB Annual Report on Architectural Education and the Directory of African American Architects.  Today, we introduce you to NCARB by the Numbers. – https://www.ncarb.org/nbtn2020 As stated on the its website, the 2020 edition of NCARB…

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THE DIRECTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ARCHITECTS

THE DIRECTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN ARCHITECTS As a follow-up to the recent post – NAAB Annual Report on Architectural Education, we thought we would share data on African American architects. If you did not already know, the best resource is The Directory of African American Architects.  Established many years ago (early 1990s), the Directory is…

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ALPHABET SOUP

ALPHABET SOUP What are AIA, AIAS, NAAB, ACSA, and NCARB? As you pursue the path to becoming an architect, you will come across the Collateral Organizations (Alphabet Soup) as outlined below.  In some respects, you should become familiar with them as they provide opportunities both as a student and as a professional. If I remember…

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