Inside the 2018 NCARB By the Numbers: The Status of the Profession

The licensing body’s annual report details the status of diversity, education, and interest in the architecture industry in 2017. By Katharine Keane Courtesy NCARB Today, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has released its complete NCARB By...
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Here’s How Architectural Licensing Boards Can Uphold Ethical Practice

The newly updated “Model Rules of Conduct” intentionally calls out “workplace harassment as an issue of focus for disciplinary consideration,” writes the organization’s CEO. By Michael J. Armstrong Workplace demeanor, professionalism in business...
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After an investigation in late 2016 revealed that a UC Berkley architecture professor had sexually harassed a graduate student, a campus-wide protest broke out calling for the administration to pay closer attention to the school's misconduct policies. (Courtesy The Daily Californian)

NCARB updates its ‘Model Rules of Conduct’ for practicing architecture

The rulebook is expected to serve as a starting point for U.S. licensing boards to navigate the complex world of workplace culture in 2018. By Sydney Franklin It’s no secret that architecture has long-been thought of as a profession in which suffering is integral to the work...
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NCARB: Time to Licensure Drops 9.6 Months in 2016 | Architect Magazine

According to the licensing body’s 2017 “NCARB by the Numbers,” the average time to licensure is down to 12.5 years. By Katharine Keane The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) announced today that the time to licensure has dropped to an...
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Gender Diversity Increased in Architecture in 2016 | Architect Magazine

This is the first time since the licensing body started collecting demographics data that gender equity has improved at every career stage. By Katharine Keane According to a preview of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ (NCARB) forthcoming 2017...
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NCARB Announces Alternate Path to Licensure for Experienced Professionals | Architect Magazine

Designers with more than five years experience can now satisfy the Architectural Experience Program’s requirements by completing an online portfolio of work. By Katharine Keane The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) announced on Thursday at the...
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A New Era of Exams for Licensing and Certification | Architect Magazine

The transition to ARE 5.0 has begun. By STEVE CIMINO FOR AIA ARCHITECT With the calendar’s turn to November comes a fresh opportunity for future architects, and the chance to take stock of their progress forward. On the first of this month, the National Council of Architectural...
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NCARB: The Number of Architects in the U.S. Continues to Rise

The path to licensure is getting shorter, while the profession is still struggling with gender and racial equity. By Hallie Busta The number of licensed architects in the U.S. continues to grow, as does the number of emerging professionals at their heels, according to the...
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NCARB: More Women Entered the Architectural Profession in 2015 | Architect Magazine

The number of individuals working toward licensure also reached an all-time high last year, according to data from the council’s forthcoming 2016 “By the Numbers” report. By Hallie Busta The architectural design profession continues to grow, with more women pursuing...
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NCARB Shares More Details About the New Architect Registration Examination | Architect Magazine

Changes to question types and testing methods trim 8 hours off the total exam time in version 5.0. By Hallie Busta NCARB is shaking things up. The next update to the Architect Registration Examination (ARE)—the final stop for many architects on the some-would-argue-too-long path...
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