Thursday, April 23, 2009

Some clarification and a thank you

I recently received an unprompted email from someone who works at NCARB, who had the following clarification:

Only the individual states (member boards) are members of NCARB (The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards); other individuals are record holders or is some cases certificate holders.

So what this means is that when you see NCARB after an architect's name, that means that they have a record with NCARB, which means that if a client does work in more than one state or in a state different from the one in which the architect lives, it won't be that hard for the architect to be or get licensed in the client's state.

I also would like to say thank you to the NCARB person for emailing me.  I want to emphasize to my readers that I intend to provide my observations as I see fit on this blog, but I hope that I can do so without bashing people or institutions.  Likewise, I appreciate comments and emails from readers that are clear but civil.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lulu,

    Thank you for all the valuable information you share. I am an architecture student in Europe considering to go to the states as soon as I finish my degree. You're blog has given me a lot of insight on what to expect and how things work in the states (and I am sure its applicable in many more situations).

    As for the post above. That still doesn't clarify the exorbitant fees. It seems to me that the NCARB is taking advantage of its monopoly position.

    Thanks again!