The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards has released its annual report on architects, professionals working toward licensure, and diversity in the profession in 2016.
Number of architects working in the United States held steady, while the number of new students enrolled in an accredited architecture program has increased 4 percent since the 2014-2015 school year.
Time to licensure has decreased. It now takes 12.5 years to become an architect from the time a student enrolls in school, 9.6 months less than in 2015. 58 percent of students are enrolled in Bachelor of Architecture programs, 42 percent in Masters programs, and less than 1 percent in doctoral programs.
First time since NCARB began collecting demographic data, gender equity improved along every career stage.
AIA El Paso is doing its part. Currently available to students and associates are sponsorships to assist them with their schooling and/or licensure. If your work force currently has those attending school or those taking the ARE; please direct them to the application in the newsletter or aiaelpaso.org. Dead line for entries is soon so let them know now!
Rene Melendez AIA
AIA El Paso Chapter