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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

NCARB Names BAC for Integrated Licensure Initiative


NCARB Names BAC for Integrated Licensure Initiative

(from archdaily.com)

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has named the first 13 accredited architectural schools to implement the "Integrated Path Initiative." Each selected school has proposed a pre-graduation curriculum that would provide students with the necessary mix of education, work experience, and opportunities to complete the Architect Registration Examinations (ARE) to achieve licensure before graduation. The initiative was spearheaded by NCARB to shorten the time it takes for US architects to get licensed.

The 13 accepted schools represent "a wide range B.Arch and M.Arch programs in nine jurisdictions, including both public and private institutions," says NCARB. These schools are:

  • Boston Architectural College; Boston
  • Clemson University; Clemson, SC
  • Drexel University; Philadelphia
  • Lawrence Technological University; Southfield, MI
  • NewSchool of Architecture and Design; San Diego, CA
  • North Carolina State University; Raleigh, NC
  • Portland State University; Portland, OR
  • Savannah College of Art and Design; Savannah, GA
  • University of Cincinnati; Cincinnati
  • University of Detroit Mercy; Detroit
  • University of North Carolina-Charlotte; Charlotte, NC
  • University of Southern California; Los Angeles
  • Woodbury University; Los Angeles


Dennis S. Ward, NCARB, AIA: “We look forward to coaching these programs, and future program participants, as well as celebrating the licensure of their alumni. Over the next few years we will provide support to our licensing board members as they work to evolve their regulations toward accepting this new licensure path.”

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