Archinect - News 2015-11-25T09:35:27-05:00 2015 NCARB Awardees to implement new curricula "to expand and reposition practice" Justine Testado 2015-11-18T14:11:00-05:00 >2015-11-18T14:11:43-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="271" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB</a> Award was established back in 2001 to encourage architecture schools to develop innovative curricula that integrates architectural practice and education, as well as leaves a lasting positive impact for students and faculty.</p><p>For 2015, the NCARB Award Jury selected three U.S. schools, who collectively received over $99,000 to support the implementation of their proposed programs. This year's winners will collaborate with other design disciplines, local communities, and manufacturers "to expand and reposition practice", stated 2015 NCARB Award Jury Chair Marvin Malecha, who is the dean of the North Carolina State University College of Design.</p><p>Read on for a summary of each winning proposal:</p><p><strong>Program: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mississippi State University</a>; College of Architecture, Art, and Design; Mississippi State, MS<br>Proposal: &ldquo;Expanding the Agency of Architects&rdquo;<br>Total Award: $30,048</strong></p><p>"Through workshops, inquiry, and immersion, students will be exposed to different practice management approaches by partnerin...</p> There are now 14 programs working with NCARB to offer licensure upon graduation Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-11-13T13:33:00-05:00 >2015-11-17T15:11:57-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="197" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>NCARB announced last year that it would work with architecture schools to create&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a path to licensure upon graduation</a>, and since then, it's approved 14 programs &ndash; the latest being at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Kansas</a>. These programs are already NAAB-accredited and don't&nbsp;<em>guarantee</em>&nbsp;licensure upon graduation, but instead make it easier for enrolled students to complete IDP and ARE requirements while still in school, by adapting content to fulfill licensure requirements. This is part of NCARB's so-called Integrated Path Initiative.</p><p>As of now, NCARB's Licensure Task Force has&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">accepted</a>&nbsp;the following schools' plans to offer licensure upon graduation:</p><ul><li>Boston Architectural College; Boston, Massachusetts</li><li>Clemson University; Clemson, South Carolina</li><li>Drexel University; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania</li><li>Lawrence Technological University; Southfield, Michigan</li><li>NewSchool of Architecture and Design; San Diego, California</li><li>North Carolina State University; Raleigh, North Carolina</li><li>Portland State University; Portland, Oregon</li><li>Savan...</li></ul> Taking your licensing exams? Prepare for ARE 5.0's release with NCARB's "Transition Calculator" Julia Ingalls 2015-11-04T12:53:00-05:00 >2015-11-05T13:15:40-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="348" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB</a> is phasing out the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ARE 4.0</a> and introducing the ARE 5.0 in late 2016, which means that depending where you are with your licensing exams, you'll probably need to figure out how your ARE 4.0 credits apply to the new version. Anticipating this need, the NCARB has released a "<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Transition Calculator</a>" that allows you to plan your test path. Of note: although the ARE 4.0 won't be officially retired until June 30, 2018, once you jump to version 5.0, you can't switch back.&nbsp;</p> Editor's Picks #431 Nam Henderson 2015-10-09T10:37:00-04:00 >2015-10-12T21:45:47-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Laura Amaya</a>&nbsp;interviewed Giancarlo Mazzanti, founder and principal of El Equipo de Mazzanti. The two <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">discussed</a> "<em>architecture for social inclusion...from a political point of view</em>", play or leisure, and "<em>an architecture made of parts...or open work</em>".&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Meanwhile the latest editions of <strong>Deans List</strong>: featured <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kenneth Schwartz of Tulane School of Architecture</a>&nbsp;and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amale Andraos of Columbia University's GSAPP</a>.&nbsp;<strong>vado retro</strong> agreed that Tulane is a "<em>great school in a great city. enjoy it while it is still above water.</em>"</p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>In a collaboration with the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Biennial</a>, Archinect offered up an Chicago installment of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Next Up</em></a>, the live-podcasting event.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher</a>&nbsp;shared some criticism of the event and participants "<em>one still wonders whether these laudable concerns should usurp the space that was presumably meant to be allocated to contemporary architecture</em><em>.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Herzog &amp; de Meuron <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">released</a> the first look at their design for the new Vancouver Art Gallery, a significant update on the Gallery's ol...</p> Becoming an Architect Sponsor 2015-09-28T10:00:00-04:00 >2015-09-25T12:19:33-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PPI</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>A 2014 Survey of Architectural Registration Boards reported the highest number of aspiring architects to date. More than 37,000 aspiring architects were testing and/or reporting hours. The 3,543 candidates who completed the Intern Development Program (IDP) are ready to start taking the Architect Registration Examination&reg; (ARE&reg;). Last year, 3,719 exam candidates completed the ARE, which was the highest number of completions for all sections since 2008.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src=""></a></p><p><strong>Worried About the ARE?</strong></p><p>PPI publishes a comprehensive exam review series for the ARE, authored by David Kent Ballast, FAIA. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here</a> to learn more about this best-selling author and how his books can help you prepare to pass your exam. PPI is committed to helping architects and engineers pass their licensing exams. Visit <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a> to learn how you can get started today.</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src=""></a></p><p>In 2016, the ARE exam format is changing to align the ARE with current practice management, project management, and project design ...</p> Editor's Picks #427 Nam Henderson 2015-08-17T23:40:00-04:00 >2015-09-10T03:01:37-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For <strong>Screen/Print #36</strong>: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;highlighted an essay by "<em>Well, Well, Well</em>", <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the fortieth issue from Harvard Design Magazine</a>,&nbsp;which is focused on the "<em>landscape of health and illness</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;<br><strong>News&nbsp;</strong><br>Carter B. Horsley criticized&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New LaGuardia Airport: as being Not Functional, Not Inspiring, Not an Icon</a>.</p><p><strong>midlander</strong> countered "<em>I'd love to see some plans - it's hard to figure out the scale of things or the circulation strategy from these little renderings...While I appreciate Horsley's criticism, he seems to be missing a sense of perspective on this. For example when he suggests adding a direct subway link to Manhattan would be an inconsequential couple million. Off by a factor of 5,000 or so I think.</em>"</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">J. MAYER H.</a> founder J&uuml;rgen Mayer H., <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shared</a> his list of places to see and places to eat at in Berlin.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stephanie Braconnier</a>&nbsp;thought it was a "<em>Sweet list</em>"&nbsp;but warned "<em>I wouldn't go to teufelsberg anymore unless you are willing to pay one of the scary thugs who hang around to let you in</em>"...</p> Another step towards licensure upon graduation, as NCARB approves schools' plans Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-08-11T18:13:00-04:00 >2015-09-01T18:25:59-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="197" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>NCARB&rsquo;s &ldquo;Integrated Path&rdquo; initiative, which works with architecture schools to develop programming that fulfills licensure&rsquo;s requirements by graduation, recently approved plans from over a dozen schools hoping to get their students licensed. Schools were <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">invited to submit their initial proposals in May of 2014</a>, when NCARB announced it would work with NAAB-accredited schools to let students complete IDP and ARE requirements while they were still in school. Now, NCARB will work with each school that <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">submitted a proposal</a> to get closer to a viable &ldquo;licensure upon graduation&rdquo; plan.</p><p>The schools will only be announced once their program is fully accepted by NCARB. Every year, starting again in early 2016, NCARB will invite additional schools to submit proposals to the &ldquo;Integrated Path Evaluation Committee&rdquo;. You can read NCARB's full press release <a href=";Expires=1439326935&amp;Signature=pEyLniMevMuBYW5RlEKUYzChWp8%3D#_=_" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Archinectors <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">weren't overwhelmingly swayed</a> by the initial announcement of NCARB's initiative to have accredited schools offer licensure upon ...</p> Editor's Picks #423 Nam Henderson 2015-07-13T00:47:00-04:00 >2015-07-16T17:34:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;explored how <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a firm the size of Gensler manages to maintain a cohesive studio culture</a>. <strong>midlander </strong>wondered "<em>when did Gensler get so big? I feel like I never heard of them until 10 years ago, then suddenly they were everywhere? Was it organic growth or have they been buying up local firms to expand?</em>"&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>The NYT reported the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Museum in Harlem</a>, will construct a new $122 million home designed by the British architect David Adjaye on West 125th Street.</p><p>SALT <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">released</a> Global Tools 1973-1975 (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a free downloadable book</a>)&nbsp;which compiles/archives the lessons of the "<em>non-school</em>", founded by members of a radical Italian pedagogy group from the 1970s.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>One year after Operation Protective Edge, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Haaretz</a> examined what (if anything) has changed since the 50-day conflict between Israel and Hamas, and asks "<em>If we don't learn from our wars, are we doomed to repeat them?</em>"&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">+A</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ziz</a>&nbsp;thinks "<em>Gaza might as well be the saddest place on Earth&hellip;</em>"</p><p>Anna Daugherty penned a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">eulogy</a> for Francis Tsai, previo...</p> NCARB releases "By the Numbers" report for 2015 – and in general, things don't seem so terrible Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-09T13:40:00-04:00 >2015-07-11T23:55:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="414" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Every year, NCARB releases a report looking at architects' path to licensure. Paying particular attention to trends in how diverse the architecture population is becoming, how regulation of architects is changing, and any developments in licensing credentials, the report offers a benchmark for understanding where the profession may be moving. The 2015 edition of&nbsp;<em>NCARB by the Numbers</em>, reflecting on stats accrued in the previous year,&nbsp;is now&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">available to download for free</a>.</p><p>Some highlights from the report:</p><ul><li><strong>There are more architects:&nbsp;</strong>The number of licensed architects, reported by the 54 U.S. licensing boards, increased by 2% from 2013-2014</li><li><strong>Architects are getting licensed earlier:&nbsp;</strong>In 2014, the average age that an architect became licensed fell to 33.3 &ndash; it's lowest since 2001</li><li><strong>Minority presence is getting stronger:&nbsp;</strong>41% of aspiring architects belonged to racial and ethnic minorities in 2014, up from 22% in 2007</li><li><strong>More women are completing IDP</strong>:&nbsp;The number of female architects who completed IDP in ...</li></ul> Editor's Picks #422 Nam Henderson 2015-07-06T13:40:00-04:00 >2015-09-10T03:02:32-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;interviewed <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Andr&eacute;s Jacque (of the Office for Political Innovation</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">) about </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">COSMO</a>, the winning entry of this year&rsquo;s <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MoMA PS1 </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Young Architect&rsquo;s Program</a> competition.&nbsp;Therein he argued "<em>I believe that the architect&rsquo;s role nowadays can also be providing alternatives, and enriching through diversity the collective catalogue of desirable possibilities</em>."</p><p><strong>Thayer-D</strong> commented "<em>I don't think this qualifies as architecture, but it's very interesting</em>"&nbsp;to which <strong>Kozumelle</strong> responded "<em>I have seen this in person and it is not architecture in the strictest sense but still a wonderful, fantastic idea. Jaque's ideas are always politically charged and veer into other territories and he does it well</em>."</p><p>Plus, for <strong>Screen/Print #34</strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>&nbsp;featured the latest edition of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KTISMA</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">, from the </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Oregon&rsquo;s School of Architecture and Allied Arts</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><br><strong>News</strong><br>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition</a> selected <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris-based </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moreau Kusunoki Architectes</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> as the grand-prize winners</a>.</p><p><strong>midlander</strong> likes...</p> NCARB switches up the way it certifies foreign architects Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-23T19:56:00-04:00 >2015-06-23T19:58:30-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="197" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The path for foreign architects seeking licensure in the US just got a lot more familiar. NCARB has decided to discontinue the&nbsp;Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect (BEFA) Program, its previous credentials for architects already licensed in another country to gain US licensure, and stripped it down to two major requirements: completion of IDP and ARE.</p><p>This essentially treats foreign architects more like architects in the US, removing the previous BEFA requirement that foreign architects have practiced (with a license) for at least seven years before being eligible to get a US license. BEFA requirements will persist until July 1, 2016, at which point the new requirements go into effect.</p><p>Read NCARB's press release announcing the change <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>. A run-down of the soon-to-be-defunct BEFA requirements are outlined below, paraphrased from&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB</a>:</p><ul><li>Graduate with a professional degree in architecture from an accredited/validated/officially recognized architecture program</li><li>Be currently credentialed as...</li></ul> IDP Change: Effective July 1, 2015 Sponsor 2015-06-22T11:00:00-04:00 >2015-06-22T12:33:41-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="248" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PPI</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>If you would like to become a licensed architect one day, you will need to fulfill your state&rsquo;s experience requirements for Architect Registration Exam&reg; (ARE) qualification. Each state requires work experience under the direct supervision of a registered architect for a specific period of time prior to registration for the exam.</p><p>Most states have adopted the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Intern Development Program (IDP) as the experience requirement for exam registration. IDP guides interns and is the standard means of completing the requirement in almost all U.S. jurisdictions.</p><p>On July 1, 2015, NCARB will streamline the IDP by no longer requiring elective hours.<br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here</a> to visit your State Board website to learn more about its particular requirements.</p><p>Professional Publications, Inc. (PPI) publishes a comprehensive exam review series for the ARE, authored by David Kent Ballast, FAIA. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here</a> to learn more about thi...</p> Editor's Picks #416 Nam Henderson 2015-05-20T11:26:00-04:00 >2015-05-20T12:53:51-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;profiled the work,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">of Greek-born architect Andreas Angelidakis</a>.</p><p>Therein <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Angelidakis</a> explains "<em>I guess the only thing I really 'design' is narratives for objects I find and put together, and this process does not need to be defined as completed by a realized object. You can keep designing even after the object is there, because it&rsquo;s a mental process</em>".&nbsp;<strong>davvid</strong> for one was "<em>so glad to see Andreas's work on Archinect!</em>"</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;provided six answers to the question <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">There are tons of architecture job openings these days. Why aren't you hired yet?</a>&nbsp;<strong>flatroof</strong> quipped "<em>The &lsquo;there are so many jobs!!!&rsquo; articles are back. Must mean another recession is just around the corner</em>". <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scott Smith</a>&nbsp;agreed "<em>I'm afraid you're so right. &nbsp;I feel the same way</em>".</p><p><img alt="" src=""><br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>The Barack Obama Foundation <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announced</a> that the Barack Obama Presidential Center will be located on Chicago's South Side, at a site near either <a href=",-87.602053,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x880e2937b3777577:0xbdf71de5e3ae5278" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Washington Park</a> or <a href=",-87.5946088,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x880e290a132258b1:0xf1889df3682e3083" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jackson Park</a>.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a>&nbsp;thought "<em>Blair Kamin's gave some excell...</em></p> NCARB will phase out the "intern" title Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-05-14T20:49:00-04:00 >2015-06-23T20:47:39-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="384" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">great intern-titling debate</a> has been resolved &ndash; "intern" is getting the boot.</p><p>This Thursday at the AIA National Convention in Atlanta, NCARB President Dale McKinney announced that NCARB's Board of Directors had unanimously agreed to "discontinue the use of the word intern, intern-architect, or any other regulatory "title" describing those pursuing licensure." The "sunsetting" of the term "intern" was proposed by the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future Title Task Force</a>, a committee of interns and licensed architects, who&nbsp;devoted a year of research and discussion to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">evaluating the IDP program</a> and specifically, the naming debate around the word "intern" and the different progressive phases around licensure. Under this proposal, there exists no specific title for those seeking licensure. The Task Force's proposal also included continuations of two policies: that "architect" can only apply to licensed architects, and that "architect emeritus" would continue to be used for identifying those who are licensed but no...</p> NCARB gives preview of data report to be released in July, says profession is "healthy and growing" Justine Testado 2015-05-14T13:22:00-04:00 >2015-05-16T09:37:47-04:00 <img src="" width="467" height="243" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A record-high number of candidates actively working toward an architect license provides more evidence of a thriving talent pool for the architect profession, according to new 2014 data released today by [NCARB]. More than 37,000 aspiring architects were testing and/or reporting experience hours last year, a substantial part of the path to architectural licensure required by the 54 U.S. state and jurisdiction licensing boards.</p></em><br /><br /><p>NCARB CEO Michael Armstrong gave a first glimpse of key findings in the "NCARB by the Numbers" report today at the AIA Convention in Atlanta. Read the full press release <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a title='NCARB will resolve "Intern Architect" title debate at AIA National Convention' href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB will resolve "Intern Architect" title debate at AIA National Convention</a></li><li><a title="NCARB Launches ARE 4.0 Community" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB Launches ARE 4.0 Community</a></li><li><a title="Inching closer to licensure at graduation, as schools show NCARB they're interested" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inching closer to licensure at graduation, as schools show NCARB they're interested</a></li><li><a title="NCARB announces reciprocity program across the US, Canada and Mexico" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB announces reciprocity program across the US, Canada and Mexico</a></li><li><a title="Latest NCARB survey indicates architecture is a growing profession in the U.S." href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Latest NCARB survey indicates architecture is a growing profession in the U.S.</a></li></ul> Editor's Picks #415 Nam Henderson 2015-05-14T09:32:00-04:00 >2015-05-15T12:32:20-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nick Cecchi</a>&nbsp;penned a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">review</a> of &lsquo;<em>Lina Bo Bardi: Together</em>&rsquo; on view at the Graham Foundation through July 25th.&nbsp;He found the</p><p>"<em>narrow focus wisely limits Together to investigating the conditions and experiences that helped shape Bo Bardi&rsquo;s mature approach to architecture...Bo Bardi&rsquo;s work and life resist reduction and compartmentalization into terms easily digested. To experience and understand Together is to experience the sum of conflicting experiences, opinions, and buildings Bo Bardi brought into this world</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>midlander</strong> commented "t<em>hat drawing of chairs is beautiful! I love her work. It's rugged and big without being standoffish. Knew nothing about her background - interesting</em>".</p><p>Plus,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;published <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Getting Lost in the Ozon</a>e,&nbsp;the third installment of the recurring feature <strong>Architecture of the Anthropocene</strong>.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>This week at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA National Convention</a> in Atlanta, Georgia, NCARB <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">aims</a> to settle the debate over the title &ldquo;Intern Architect&rdquo; with an address by CEO Michael Armstrong ...</p> Archinect's Lexicon: "Intern" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-05-08T18:24:00-04:00 >2015-05-09T15:33:32-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Archinect's Lexicon&nbsp;usually focuses on newly invented (or adopted) architectural vocabulary. For this installment, we're featuring a very well-known, and comparably contentious, term.</em></p><p>Outside of architecture, the word &ldquo;intern&rdquo; (n.) is generally <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">defined</a> as &ldquo;a student&nbsp;or trainee&nbsp;who works, sometimes without pay, at a trade&nbsp;or occupation&nbsp;in order to gain&nbsp;work experience.&rdquo; In general professional parlance, when one does an &ldquo;internship&rdquo;, they become an intern. The word is used differently within architecture. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB defines</a> &ldquo;intern&rdquo; as &ldquo;any person who by means of their education or experience has qualified to enter the IDP&hellip; the term intern refers to any individual in the process of satisfying a registration board&rsquo;s experience requirements. This includes anyone not registered to practice architecture in a U.S. or Canadian jurisdiction, graduates from NAAB-accredited programs, architecture students who acquire acceptable experience prior to graduation, and other qualified individuals identif...</p> NCARB will resolve "Intern Architect" title debate at AIA National Convention Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-05-05T20:48:00-04:00 >2015-05-15T10:37:07-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="635" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Back in August of 2014, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB began reevaluating</a> whether the title "Intern Architect" was an appropriate label for those pursuing licensure. Currently used to call an architect experienced enough to be working towards licensure, but not yet licensed, "Intern Architect" is <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">fraught</a> by the associations around the status of an "intern" in most professional cultures, as someone not inherently experienced and near the absolute bottom of an employment hierarchy.</p><p>Now, NCARB aims to settle the debate over the title in an announcement formally made at the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA National Convention</a> next week in Atlanta, Georgia.&nbsp;Culminating the efforts by NCARB's "Future Title Task Force" devoted to this issue, the announcement will not only mark changes in titling for the architecture profession, it will also set out new guidelines for US licensing boards.</p><p>If you plan on attending the AIA National Convention, NCARB CEO Michael Armstrong will address these issues&nbsp;on May 14 at 2pm (booth #2145),&nbsp;at the&nbsp;Georgia Worl...</p> The Seven Non-Deadly Architect Registration Exam (ARE) Divisions Sponsor 2015-03-23T11:00:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T16:57:12-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PPI</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>The Architect Registration Examination (ARE) is a professional licensure examination. It has been adopted by all 50 United States as well as the U.S. territories. The ARE is administered by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) to help protect public health, safety, and welfare in various aspects of architecture. Currently, the ARE is made up of seven exam divisions.</p><p>To call yourself an architect, you need a degree in architecture, validated work experience, and you need to pass all seven ARE divisions.</p><p><strong>What Does This Mean to You? </strong></p><p>It may mean that though you studied architecture, and are currently working in the field of architecture, you&rsquo;re working as a designer&mdash;not an architect.</p><p>If you&rsquo;re interested in furthering your career as an architect, here are four steps that will help you get started:</p><ol><li>understand your state board&rsquo;s eligibility requirements (<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here</a>)</li><li>research the ARE divisions and determine the best order for you ...</li></ol> Editor's Picks #406 Nam Henderson 2015-02-27T12:32:00-05:00 >2015-02-28T22:24:09-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;published another edition of Archinect&rsquo;s <strong>UpStarts:</strong>&nbsp;featuring <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Martha Read Architects</a>.&nbsp;Referring to the design for a Marina authorities Building in Porto Montenegro,&nbsp;<strong>Olaf Design Ninja_</strong> commented "<em>it's like it's dancing, right Kristofer?...a little twist on the water kind of thing</em>"</p><p><br><strong>&nbsp;News</strong><br>Architecture professor Jane Porter <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">wrote an essay in memory o</a>f Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha.&nbsp;<strong>Lye__Nerd____Sky__Nerd</strong> thought the whole thing tragic beyond words and proposed the establishment of "<em>a scholarship fund in her name</em>". On a related note check out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this</a> StoryCorps interview with from May 2014 with Yusor Abu-Salha &ndash; one of the other victims of the shooting in Chapel Hill &ndash; recorded a StoryCorps interview with Mussarut Jabeen (L), who was her 3rd grade teacher.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;reported in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">from S&uuml;ha &Ouml;zkan recent talk at SCI-Arc</a> which "<em>convincingly explicated the radicalism of socially-aware architecture, even when it appears traditional</em>".&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;argued he "<em>is either guilty by associati...</em></p> NCARB Launches ARE 4.0 Community NCARB 2015-02-19T12:35:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T22:30:35-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At the heart of the community, you&rsquo;ll find video tutorials on all seven divisions. Learn how the vignettes are scored, test your knowledge with sample questions, and expand your study library with suggested resources. Right now, roughly 28,000 candidates are preparing for the exam. The community is a great place to meet emerging professionals across the country, pick up a few pointers, and share your own study tips.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last week, NCARB launched the ARE 4.0 Community&mdash;a space where candidates can come together to ask questions, share best practices, and interact with the organization's experts. More than 1,300 candidates have already joined the conversation by uploading practice vignettes and sharing test taking tips. Join the community today: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></p> Editor's Picks #399 Nam Henderson 2014-12-28T17:19:00-05:00 >2014-12-31T18:46:57-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Keskeys</a>&nbsp;examined the the state of residential development across The Pond, and asks the question: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How can we rock the status quo?</a>&nbsp;Therein he diagnoses the root cause "<em>They will tell a tale of mass production, of value engineering, and of misguided nostalgia...It is economic pragmatism gone mad</em>".</p><p>Perhaps predictably,&nbsp;<strong>Thayer-D</strong> commented "<em>The reason traditional architecture persists in the residential realm to a much larger degree than the institutional or commercial one is that home buyers, aka, individuals chose it...What's with the faux historical meme?</em>", while <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chris Teeter</a>&nbsp;opined "<em>this dilemma is about the </em><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">medium of finance dominating all mediums of existence</a></em><em>, There is nothing more we Architects can do, frankly, &nbsp;than educate each client one at a time</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Plus the latest edition of <strong>Screen/Print: </strong>featured <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Future Anterior</a>, the first American academic journal for historic preservation, published by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Minnesota Press</a>.</p><p><strong>midlander</strong> thought it was a "<em>great article, quite relevan...</em></p> Inching closer to licensure at graduation, as schools show NCARB they're interested Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-19T17:19:00-05:00 >2014-12-27T23:21:58-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="673" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Thirty-eight universities with programs accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) responded to NCARB&rsquo;s recent Request for Interest &amp; Information regarding the proposal for a rigorous, alternative path to licensure upon graduation. [...] Of the schools that responded, 32 (representing 26 percent of institutions with NAAB-accredited degree programs) declared interest in submitting a formal proposal for consideration by NCARB&rsquo;s Licensure Task Force.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a title="NCARB announces it will create program for architecture students to graduate with licensure" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB announces it will create program for architecture students to graduate with licensure</a>, and&nbsp;<a title="NCARB's &quot;licensure at graduation&quot; announcement rubs Archinectors both ways" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB's "licensure at graduation" announcement rubs Archinectors both ways</a></p> Editor's Picks #397 Nam Henderson 2014-12-12T12:09:00-05:00 >2014-12-12T13:59:28-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;almost had a hat-trick, publishing the finale to her <strong>Material Witness:</strong> exploration, this time on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">apocalypse &amp; columns</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;reviving Archinect's&nbsp;<strong>UpStarts: </strong>(seen last in 2012) with a look at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Michael Davis Design out of Seattle, WA</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Was I the only one who didn&rsquo;t get the reference "<em>a kind of heroic Calgon</em>"&nbsp;without a little Wikipedia?</p><p><br><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>R.I.P. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">William Byrd Callaway</a>, one of Bay Area&rsquo;s most influential landscape architects. He was 71.</p><p>Initially drafted as part of the 1994 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NAFTA</a> agreement, NCARB has officially established the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>T</em><em>ri-National Mutual Recognition Agreement for International Practice of Architecture</em></a>, which allows for architects to be "<em>mutually recognized</em>" across Mexico, Canada and United States.&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Evan Chakroff</a>&nbsp;read the fine print</p><p>"<em>Fees for completing the Tri-National MRA process will be assessed by the national regulatory authority of the host country and are subject to change</em>"&nbsp;For&nbsp;<strong>jla-x</strong>&nbsp;the new was simply "<em>lol</em>".</p><p>Over at Forbes, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justin Shubow&nbsp;</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">argued Frank Gehry Is R...</a></p> Architecture's expensive taste: Weekly News Round-Up for December 1, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-08T17:45:00-05:00 >2014-12-09T13:02:40-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, December 5:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="William B. Callaway, noted Bay Area landscape architect at SWA Group, dies" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">William B. Callaway, noted Bay Area landscape architect at SWA Group, dies</a>: He is survived by his four children and wife,&nbsp;Barbara Meacham. A memorial will be held in January.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Thursday, December 4:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="How architecture is helping make Arcadia a magnet for Chinese money" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How architecture is helping make Arcadia a magnet for Chinese money</a>:&nbsp;<em>LA Times&nbsp;</em>architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne unpacks the changing style of residential architecture in southern-California's San Gabriel Valley, built to appeal to wealthy Chinese immigrants.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Wednesday, December 3:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="NCARB announces reciprocity program across the US, Canada and Mexico" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB announces reciprocity program across the US, Canada and Mexico</a>: Qualified, licensed architects from the U.S., Mexico or Canada can now apply for a credential to work within any of those countries. The so-called "Tri-National Mutual Recognition Agreement for International Practice of Architecture" was born of the 1994 NAFTA Agreement.</li><li><a title="Deborah Berke's design for new Cummins distribution HQ is unveiled" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke's design for new Cummins distribution HQ is unveiled</a>: Berke beat out&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHoP Architects</a>&nbsp;when chosen fo...</li></ul> NCARB announces reciprocity program across the US, Canada and Mexico Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-03T21:24:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T21:23:48-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>NCARB has <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">just announced</a> an avenue for qualified, licensed architects from the U.S., Canada or Mexico to offer their services across any of those countries. The mouthful of the "Tri-National Mutual Recognition Agreement for International Practice of Architecture" formally allows for architects to be "mutually recognized" across those countries, by qualifying for a "credential that will lead to a license to practice architecture" throughout those three countries.</p><p>Conceived jointly by registration bodies across all three countries (NCARB, the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA), and the Federacion de Colegios de Arquitectos de la Republica Mexicana (FCARM)), the MRA was initially drafted as part of the 1994 <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NAFTA </a>agreement, and after a series of tests and pilot programs, NCARB has formally announced the program.</p><p>Here are the current eligibility requirements according to NCARB:</p><ul><li>Citizenship or permanent residency status in the United States, Canada, or Mexico</li><li>Completion of a...</li></ul> Cuts and gains: Weekly News Round-Up for November 17, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-24T19:16:00-05:00 >2014-11-25T10:17:04-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="703" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, November 21:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Latest NCARB survey indicates architecture is a growing profession in the U.S." href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Latest NCARB survey indicates architecture is a growing profession in the U.S.</a>: Surveying Architectural Registration Boards in 2014, NCARB found a 3.1% growth of architects in the US since 2011.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Thursday, November 20:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Renzo Piano will design the new Kum &amp; Go corporate HQ in Iowa" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Renzo Piano will design the new Kum &amp; Go corporate HQ in Iowa</a>: For non-locals, "Kum &amp; Go" is a Midwestern chain of gas stations-cum-convenience stores. The HQ will be built in Des Moines.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Wednesday, November 19:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Clemson scraps its modern building plan" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clemson scraps its modern building plan</a>: This past July, local preservation and historical foundations&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sued Clemson University</a> for initially approving a modernist-style new building, and now, Clemson has dropped the building plans.</li><li><a title="Saving Buildings with Social Media (Or Not)" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Saving Buildings with Social Media (Or Not)</a>: Alexandra Lange opines on the use and efficacy of social media to preserve architecture.</li><li><a title="Architecture Billings Index shows slower expansion in October" href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index shows slower expansion in October</a>: AIA reports continued growth but at a slower pace than last month, thanks to&nbsp;"continued strength in the multi-family residen...</li></ul> Latest NCARB survey indicates architecture is a growing profession in the U.S. Justine Testado 2014-11-21T19:03:00-05:00 >2014-12-01T01:47:17-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The architecture profession is back on the rise as the American economy recovers, according to NCARB's 2014 Survey of Architectural Registration Boards. For starters, the number of architects has grown by 3.1 percent since 2011.</p><p>Collecting data from all 54 U.S. territories (including District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), the 2014 survey states that there are 107,581 architects in the U.S., which is a 1.6 percent increase from last year. California is listed with the highest total number of added architects at 20,595, followed by New York at 16,809. Data collected for the fall 2014 survey also reflect registration levels from July 2013 to June 2014.</p><p>Findings from the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bureau of Labor Statistics</a> show similar upward trends. In just the last two months, architecture and engineering services added 5,000 new jobs in September and 2,900 new jobs in October.</p><p>Earlier this year, NCARB made major announcements regarding <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">licensure upon graduation</a> as well as <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">major mo...</a></p> Architecting Your Career: It’s Time to Pursue Licensure Sponsor 2014-11-14T17:16:00-05:00 >2014-11-20T17:33:31-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="248" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PPI</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Just as a doctor, lawyer, dentist or engineer require licensure to protect public health, safety, and welfare&mdash;architects must also be licensed. A significant part of becoming licensed is taking and passing the Architecture Registration Exam&reg; (ARE).</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Council of Architectural Registration Boards</a> (NCARB) administers the ARE. NCARB is an organization that regulates the practice of architecture through the development and application of standards for architect licensure. Its members represent architectural registration boards across the United States and U.S. territories.</p><p><strong>Why Become Licensed?</strong></p><p>You can go to college, graduate, and earn a degree in architecture, but the road to becoming an architect doesn&rsquo;t stop there.</p><p><strong>Benefits of Becoming Licensed</strong></p><ul><li>Without the license, you aren&rsquo;t a legally sanctioned architect. You are not legally allowed to call yourself an architect until you are licensed.</li><li>With a license, you have the legal right to sign, seal or stam...</li></ul> NCARB awards $50K to Parsons and Clemson University for development of new integrative curricula Justine Testado 2014-11-07T19:57:00-05:00 >2014-11-13T20:06:38-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="271" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards have announced that the architecture programs of Parsons The New School for Design and Clemson University are the 2014 recipients of the NCARB Award. NCARB will award the schools a total of over US$50,000 to support the development of each school's proposed program, which explore new paradigms of integrating architectural practice and education.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The award is timelier than ever, in relation to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NCARB</a>'s major announcements to expedite the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architectural licensure</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">examination</a> process in the U.S.</p><p><strong>Program: Clemson University, School of Architecture - Clemson, SC</strong><br><strong>Proposal: &ldquo;Graduate Program in Architecture + Health&rdquo;</strong><br>The project's mission is to advance healthcare facility design through the collaboration of architects, academia and members of the health care industry.</p><p><strong>Program: Parsons The New School for Design, School of Constructed Environments - New York, NY<br>Proposal: &ldquo;Student-Practitioner Partnerships in Building Performance Evaluation"</strong><br>Although there is stronger emphasis on sustainability, instruction on performance measurement is lacking. Clemson's proposal addresses a new and critical opportunity for architecture students to improve the environmental performance of buildings through measurement.</p><p>Head over to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> for further details.</p><p><br>&nbsp;</p>