Columnist Aaron Betsky weighs the pros and cons of a long-discussed merger between the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the National Architectural Accrediting Board.
Apparently, the merger between the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) that has been under study for almost a year is, if I can believe rumors, moving forward. That is too bad. I have no particular desire to preserve more bureaucracy, but I do think the two organizations stand for—or should stand for—two different things. The ACSA should be the place where architecture schools figure out who they are, what they do, why, and how to do it—and then should set the standards and preserve the space for that activity. The NAAB should be the agency that makes sure that architecture schools provide an education that might allow a student at an accredited school to become an architect.
Read the Full Opinion HERE >>>> Source: Architect Magazine The ACSA and NAAB Merger