Why We’re Thankful for Licensed Architects
This post is brought to you by PPI. Being able to call yourself an architect is just one perk of becoming licensed. After hours of studying, practicing, and testing, licensed architects can confidently take on unique design projects with knowledge and experience to back up their choices. This is... View full entry
Five Can’t-Miss ARE Updates from NCARB
This post is brought to you by PPI. It’s an exciting time to be an ARE candidate. With the release of ARE 5.0, new information is revealing itself daily. Keeping up with these updates can be difficult, but not impossible. Read on to discover essential ARE updates from NCARB that will help you... View full entry
Sydney Architect petitioning against the illegal use of the title ‘architect’ in Australia
Sydney architect Robert Harwood is apparently fed up with being compared on price point and capability to building practitioners who aren’t registered architects.
The director of Harwood Architects and founder of My Architect is petitioning the Australian Institute of Architects CEO Jennifer Cunich to do more to protect the architecture profession from non-architects passing off their work and capability as that of an architect.
"Harwood is particularly concerned with non-architects using the title ‘architect’ in their name or the words ‘architectural services’ in advertising."Related stories in the Archinect news:New York man tries to weasel out of architectural malpractice suit with "I'm not an architect"... View full entry
Are You Ready for ARE 5.0?
This post is brought to you by PPI. As the release date for ARE 5.0 draws near, knowing what to expect on the new test is becoming more pertinent for ARE candidates. Exciting breakthroughs in graphic testing methods and a desire to move away from the outdated CAD software system were just a... View full entry
Latest NCARB report shows faster path to licensure
According to the recently released 2016 edition of “NCARB by the Numbers”, looking at "key insights into architectural education, the path to licensure, and diversity in the profession", the time it takes to get an architecture license has continued to gradually decrease, as the average age... View full entry
The ARE 5.0 Loophole You Should Know
This post is brought to you by PPI. If you are on the path to becoming a licensed architect, you may already be aware that the Architecture Registration Exam (ARE) is being updated starting November 1st, 2016. You may not know that there could be significant benefits in store for you if you... View full entry
Upcoming Architect Registration Exam® (ARE®) Change
This post is brought to you by PPI. As an aspiring architect, you are required to pass the ARE for initial licensure in all U.S. jurisdictions.The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) have just released new information regarding their upcoming release of ARE version... View full entry
Are you experienced? NCARB changes IDP to AXP: Architectural Experience Program
After announcing last summer that it would "sunset" the term "intern" from its nomenclature, NCARB has now begun enacting that transition with the Intern Development Program, which will be renamed the Architectural Experience Program (AXP). The change will become effective on June 29 of this... View full entry
ARE 5.0 Is Coming—Why Start Studying Now?
This post is brought to you by PPI. In 2016, NCARB announced a change to the ARE exam format. The goal is to align the ARE with current practice management, project management, and project design activities in the architecture profession.The new exam will be launched late 2016, but you have will... View full entry
Taking your licensing exams? Prepare for ARE 5.0's release with NCARB's "Transition Calculator"
NCARB is phasing out the ARE 4.0 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 "Transition... View full entry
Becoming an Architect
This post is brought to you by PPI. 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... View full entry
Another step towards licensure upon graduation, as NCARB approves schools' plans
NCARB’s “Integrated Path” initiative, which works with architecture schools to develop programming that fulfills licensure’s requirements by graduation, recently approved plans from over a dozen schools hoping to get their students licensed. Schools were invited to submit their initial... View full entry
NCARB switches up the way it certifies foreign architects
The path for foreign architects seeking licensure in the US just got a lot more familiar. NCARB has decided to discontinue the Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect (BEFA) Program, its previous credentials for architects already licensed in another country to gain US licensure, and stripped it... View full entry
IDP Change: Effective July 1, 2015
This post is brought to you by PPI. If you would like to become a licensed architect one day, you will need to fulfill your state’s experience requirements for Architect Registration Exam® (ARE) qualification. Each state requires work experience under the direct supervision of a registered... View full entry
College wins $5.5MM lawsuit against firm for use of unlicensed architects
The community college had sued architectural and design firm Burt Hill Inc., now known as Stantec Architecture and Engineering LLC, for using unlicensed architects with no higher-education project experience and interns from Drexel University after being promised services from "senior-level" professionals [...]
Additionally, the community college claimed Burt Hill caused delays in the project and upped the final price of construction by over 50 percent from $28 million to $42 million.