Architecture and Urban Design

The following external resources are relevant to those interested in architecture and urban design. Among them are salary reports and information about licensing and professional organizations. The Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics contains information about job outlooks, median pay, and more.

Salary Information

Students are encouraged to conduct research regarding the pay rate for full-time jobs and internships. If you would like to discuss a job or internship offer, please schedule an appointment with the Career & Professional Development team. Some commonly used salary resources are listed below:

Professional Licensure

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) is the primary industry resource responsible for licensure. Those interested in becoming licensed architects will need to complete the following:

From the NCARB Blog: 10 Tips and Tools for Aspiring Architects in 2024

  1. Earn an architecture degree from a NAAB-accredited program.
  2. Gain and document the required experience.
  3. Pass the Architect Registration Examination (ARE).
  4. Meet any extra jurisdictional requirements.
  5. Have your NCARB Record transmitted to the jurisdiction where you would like to be licensed.

Those interested in licensure should always refer to the NCARB Website for the most up-to-date information. Also worth reviewing are the AXP Guidelines, last updated in May 2024. More specific information from NCARB can be found using the links below:

Professional Certifications

Architects and Urban Designers can choose to pursue a number of professional certifications, including:

Professional Organizations

There are many professional organizations that architects may choose to become involved with, including:

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