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Does anyone know if their Professional Diploma in Architecture (Part II) is equivalent to the USA's M.Arch (NAAB Accredited)?
Would I be able to start my IDP with that?
Also, how well is reciprocity in terms of licensure in the UK and US?
Thank you in advance.
I did Part I in the UK and am now applying to MARCH I in the US rather than Part II in the UK. Since Part I is equivalent to a four year degree in the US, I would think that Part II should be equivalent to an M.Arch. I recall my tutor in London saying something about Part II a higher degree than an M.Arch. I'm not sure how accurate that is, but I would think it's at least equivalent. It's definitely NAAB accredited, though. I would email London Met to double check. It's an amazing school, enjoy it.
Sorry I couldn't answer all your questions.
Thank you disro,
I'm not actually going to attend London Met, but was rather thinking of their university extension in Moscow.
UK schools are not NAAB Accredited. See http://www.naab.org/architecture_programs/
It has nothing to do with the course or teaching - its protectionism on both the US V Brits.
TED that's true. You can still get credit, though. I did my Part I in the UK and my BA is recognized in the States.
Yes, agree - Universities will consider a Part I equivalent to a BA - however BA's in the states are not NAAB professional degrees - Some MArch's and BArch [5 year professional] are NAAB degrees. [and there are many MArch's that are not NAAB - if it is not on that list it is not NAAB]
Most 3-3.5 year MArch NAAB Professional degrees will allow any BA/BS award and is not dependent to have a BA/BS in Architecture as a pre-requisite. In the UK, all Part II programmes require a previous BA/BA Architectural award [most add additional requirement that it is a part I - but this is only how the Uni interprets the RIBA/Arb criteria]. Some do allow entry with a BA Interior Architecture but the portfolio would need to be exceptionally high and the student would need to obtain Part I from Arb outside the university.
It is a very onerous to get a Part II degree NCARB equivalent http://app.ncarb.org/certification/uscertification.html
@Znaika FYI - you are not licensed after taking a Part II course - after your course you need to have 2 year min experience with an office in the UK under the direction of ARB Architect then you need to take a Part III course / programme - [uo to year]
The is no reciprocity between UK/US.
@TED- Yeah I knew that, I was just thinking of what would be my options after completing a Part II M.Arch abroad. Would you happen to know?