Archinect - News 2015-11-29T20:02:57-05:00 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> Editor's Picks #313 Nam Henderson 2013-04-30T11:21:00-04:00 >2013-05-03T15:14:29-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>SDR complained "The Saratoga Community Center is &lsquo;traditional&rsquo; ? Really ? Brickwork with masonry or ceramic trim is no longer a viable architectural material ? What'll be declared dead, next -- the rectangle ?...I don't defend the example above as a work of architecture. I know nothing about it. But it's a surprising contender for 'traditional'--- isn't it ?)".</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Gray reviewed</a> John Hill&rsquo;s book <em>A Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture</em>, reflected on the current revival of traditional architecture in the United States, and asked Mr. Hill if he has "<em>a bias against the neo-traditional movement?</em>&rdquo;.</p> <p> <strong>SDR</strong> complained "<em>The Saratoga Community Center is &lsquo;traditional&rsquo; ?&nbsp; Really ?&nbsp; Brickwork with masonry or ceramic trim is no longer a viable architectural material ?&nbsp; What'll be declared dead, next -- the rectangle ?...I don't defend the example above as&nbsp; a work of architecture.&nbsp; I know nothing about it.&nbsp; But it's a surprising contender for 'traditional'--- isn't it ?)</em>".</p> <p> <strong>observant</strong> summarized Mr. Gray&rsquo;s argument "<em>Ok, so the world is getting tired of peeling Gehry's buildings and the odd cowlicks in Morphosis's buildings, and we're headed back to another swat at post-modern, except that this one is Prairie School revival.&nbsp; I would not have been able to deduce that very easily.&nbsp; It's really watered down.&nbsp; And if the people in the...</em></p> Will there be a lost generation of architects? Nam Henderson 2011-10-18T20:28:19-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <em><p>Changes to the ARE, according to NCARB, were meant to make the exam more flexible, and to unify it across jurisdictions, making it easier to get reciprocal licenses. But Tulane&rsquo;s Kinnard says that those changes have had unintended consequences: &ldquo;A careful analysis of the system we have in place today suggests that the regulatory bodies, with all the best intentions, have designed a system that could not be more complex.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> Elizabeth Dickinson is on the case of the 50 year old intern... Her essay questions the long term effects of more and more "young" architects deciding to not pursue licensing. Should we care about a decline in registered professionals? , What would this mean for the long term prospects of the profession? &nbsp;The piece opens with thoughts regarding the value of licensing and the tension between pursuing licensure and other forms of professional development, from&nbsp;<a href="!/sevensixfive/status/126280021907214336" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sevensixfive</a>&nbsp;aka <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>.</p>