Archinect - News 2017-08-21T23:53:25-04:00 NCARB reveals major reinventions for the IDP and ARE Justine Testado 2014-06-23T22:30:00-04:00 >2014-06-24T18:54:22-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="217" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Upon NCARB's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">licensure-upon-graduation announcement</a> that stirred up <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">plenty of discussion</a> here on Archinect, the Council recently unveiled three more major modifications regarding the Intern Development Program (IDP) and the Architect Registration Exam (ARE).</p><p><strong>Proposal for the streamlining and overhaul of the IDP:</strong></p><ul><li>The first reinvention phase proposes to streamline the IDP by removing the elective hour requirement (1,860 hours). Interns will document only the 3,740 hours in the 17 core experience areas, instead of the current requirement of&nbsp;5,600 total hours of experience.</li><li>The long-term overhaul phase proposes realigning the current four IDP experience categories and 17 experience areas down to six experience categories. These six categories would directly align with the six practice-based areas of architecture, address the realities and challenges of contemporary practice, and will also align with the ARE 5.0 that will launch in late 2016.</li><li>Finalization of both phases -- and a potential ti...</li></ul> NCARB announces it will create program for architecture students to graduate with licensure Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-30T21:37:00-04:00 >2014-08-13T22:16:12-04:00 <img src="" width="640" height="441" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In a major adaptation to U.S. licensure rules, the&nbsp;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 earn intern experience and take their licensing exam while still in school, to receive licensure upon graduation. This stands in addition to the previous paths to licensure, and is completely optional.</p><p>The details behind the plan are still hazy, as NCARB puts together a task force of top architecture organizations (including the AIA and NAAB) to design how a "licensure-at-graduation" program could work. Research and plans for implementation are said to last a couple more years, with NCARB sharing their plans with interested schools in October 2014. But at this point, at the very least, the proposal is a step towards facilitating the process of becoming a licensed architect.</p><p>From NCARB's Board of ...</p> The New Archinect Blogging Platform is Now Live! Paul Petrunia 2011-10-03T14:02:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T18:43:11-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em><strong>The A+D blogging platform with a built-in audience.</strong></em></p> <p> We're excited to announce the launch of our <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">new blogging platform</a>. As many of you are aware, Archinect has been hosting hundreds of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">incredible school blogs</a>, for the last many years, providing a unique insight into architecture programs around the world. The system we were using was basic and difficult to use, to say the least, so we undertook the project of completely overhauling this system, and opening up the blogging platform to all members of the A+D community to start and manage a blog that reflects each persons own distinct interests, skills and experience.</p> <p> At the moment, there are 6 different types of blogs:</p> <ul><li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>school blogs</strong></a> (by students, instructors, faculty, etc.)</li> <li> <strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">professional blogs</a></strong> (discussing issues related to the practice and/or business of our industries)</li> <li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>travel blogs</strong></a> (consider it your online shared moleskine)</li> <li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>design blogs</strong></a> (covering issues related to design)</li> <li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>technical blogs</strong></a> (nerdy stuff, like CAD t...</li></ul>