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NCARB Study Finds U.S. Voters Support Licensing Architects

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards found that 76% of respondents believe that licensure makes consumers feel safe. By Madeleine D’Angelo In a Nov. 1, 2019 study commissioned by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), 89% of...
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NCARB Explores Trends Shaping the Future of Architecture and Licensure

NCARB is studying how technological advances and shifts in practice could impact the future. NCARB is studying how technological advances and shifts in practice could impact the future of licensure. Washington, DC—What will the role of an architect look like in 25 years? As part...
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As of December 2018, 115,316 architects are now practicing in the 55 U.S. jurisdictions, according to NCARB's survey. (Daniel McCullough via Unsplash)

NCARB figures show number of architects continues to grow

NCARB released data on how many architects there are in the United States in 2019, showing a 13 percent rise over the past decade. By Sydney Franklin The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has announced that the number of architects in the United States...
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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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