The decisions represented in this report were all made on the basis of visits completed in 2010; these decisions were all effective January 1, 2010. There were 39 accreditation actions, two candidacy application reviews, and six focused evaluations in 2010 involving 145 volunteers.
The data summaries are based on information submitted in the fall of 2010 through the NAAB’s Annual Report Submission (ARS) system.
In announcing the release, NAAB President Kin DuBois, FAIA, said, "I hope you agree this report serves as a valuable communications tool that will prove useful to schools of architecture, accredited programs, and the profession."About NAAB: The mission of the NAAB is leadership in, and the establishment of, educational quality assurance standards to enhance the value, relevance, and effectiveness of the architectural profession.
The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) is the sole agency authorized to accredit professional degree programs in architecture in the United States. Since most US state registration boards require any applicant for licensure to have graduated from a NAAB-accredited program, obtaining such a degree is an essential aspect of preparing for the professional practice of architecture. While graduation from a NAAB-accredited program does not assure registration, the accrediting process is intended to verify that each accredited program substantially meets those standards that, as a whole, comprise an appropriate education for an architect.
Andrea S. Rutledge, CAE
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