NCARB opens up official certification to much wider field of architecture students
If you didn't get a degree from a NAAB-accredited program, but have spent years accumulating Architectural Experience Program-worthy hours, you may now receive an official NCARB certification. How? Well, the details are spelled out in the press release below, but think of it as a potential reward... 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
Editor's Picks #431
Laura Amaya interviewed Giancarlo Mazzanti, founder and principal of El Equipo de Mazzanti. The two discussed "architecture for social inclusion...from a political point of view", play or leisure, and "an architecture made of parts...or open work". Meanwhile the latest editions of Deans List... View full entry
There are too many architects in Italy
a huge sum representing 27 percent of all the architects on the Continent...more architects than there are in the United States
Stephen Hayman talked with Luciano Lazzari, an architect in Trieste who is also the president of the Architects’ Council of Europe. Late last year ACE released their biennial Sector Study of the profession. h/t @Geoff Manaugh View full entry
Obama budget to require states to analyze the costs and benefits of their job-licensing requirements
If Obama were truly interested in reducing inequality, writes Nick Gillespie, he would work to reduce occupational licensing
— NY Magazine
Jonathan Chait writes about the Obama administration’s plan for the federal budget, which moving forward will contain a new line-item, $15 million for states to analyze the costs and benefits of their job-licensing requirements. View full entry
New podcast, new banknotes, new neurons: Weekly News Round-Up for October 6, 2014
Sunday, October 12:A classic American look, feng shui notwithstanding: Investigating the impact of wealthy Chinese immigrants on suburban Seattle's real estate boom.Saturday, October 11:Indiana Ponders Abolishing Licensing for Architects: Part of a state-wide reconsideration of more than "... View full entry
NCARB announces it will create program for architecture students to graduate with licensure
In a major adaptation to U.S. licensure rules, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards has proposed a new option for gaining licensure -- simply through the process of an architecture education. As announced in a NCARB press release earlier today, architecture students could... View full entry
Texas to require architects be fingerprinted, starting January 1st, 2014
So what happens if an architect in good professional standing is revealed to have a minor crime on his record due to being fingerprinted? Could he lose his license, despite the quality of his work? The TBAE absolutely reserves that right.
The requirement applies not just to new applicants, but also to licensed architects seeking to have their registrations renewed. Violators face a fine of up to $5,000 per day in which they are not in compliance with the new law. Currently only one other state (Massachusetts) even runs criminal... View full entry
Why Architecture's Identity Problem Should Matter to the Rest of Us
Rather than spending their energy protecting their territory and titles, what if architects and their associations focused on resolving our nation’s housing crisis, improving our schools, or generally creating more inspiring environments for people to live their best lives?