Resources for building toward your career
The School of Architecture encourages students to get involved with the different organizations that help them in their professional development.
The AIA works to advance our nation’s quality of life and protect the public’s health, safety and welfare, as it has done for 160 years.
The AIAS is an independent, nonprofit, student-run organization dedicated to advancing leadership, design, and service among architecture students..
NCARB is a nonprofit organization made up of the architectural licensing boards of 54 states and territories. While each jurisdiction is responsible for regulating the practice of architecture within its borders, NCARB develops and administers national programs for licensure candidates and architects to ensure they have the mobility to go wherever their career takes them.
The NCARB Handbook for Interns and Architects
Updated July 2010! The Handbook describes the NCARB organization, services, procedures, and examinations. It also outlines requirements for NCARB certification for U.S., Canadian, and foreign architects.
ACSA, unique in its representative role for schools of architecture, provides a forum for ideas on the leading edge of architectural thought. Issues that will affect the architectural profession in the future are being examined today in ACSA members schools. The association maintains a variety of activities that influence, communicate, and record important issues. Such endeavors include scholarly meetings, workshops, publications, awards and competition programs, support for architectural research, policy development, and liaison with allied organizations.
This Web site will give you an overview to the varied and diverse paths to a career in architecture and of the requirements for registration.
Toward an Evolution of Studio Culture
The document contains the results of the 2007 Administrators Survey on Studio Culture, the 2008 AIAS Council of Presidents Survey on Studio Culture, lessons learned from peer reviewed studio culture policies, and a summary of best practices, guidelines and recommendations for a more effective studio culture narrative. As such, it represents a significant step forward in the Studio Culture initiative. (American Institute of Architecture Students)
Emerging professional's Companion
The Emerging Professional’s Companion is a online resource developed by the AIA and NCARB primarily for use by interns in gaining IDP credit. The Companion can also be used by educators, young architects, AIA components, and firms in a variety of ways to enhance or create new learning opportunities
There are many different career paths to which you have access with a degree in Architecture...
Architect - Principal
Computer Systems Analyst
Physical Plant Inspector
Real Estate Appraisers
Real Estate Broker/Analyst
School Plant Consultant
Writer, Technical Publications