2014 Survey of Architectural Registration Boards

November 3, 2014

The 2014 survey of U.S. architectural registration boards by NCARB indicates that there are currently 107,581 architects in the United States. This represents a 1.6 percent increase in architects from last year’s survey. Data were collected in fall 2014 from the jurisdictions and reflects July 2013 through June 2014.

The 2014 survey also reveals that there are 119,200 reciprocal (out-of state) architects, for a total of 226,181 registrations. This represents a decrease of 2 percent in reciprocal licenses, and a .5 percent decrease in overall registrations. California has the highest number of resident architects (16,618) and the highest number of total registrations (20,595).

NCARB collects data for the survey from its 54 Member Boards, which includes all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NCARB makes this information available annually as a service to the profession. For more information about the 2014 Survey of Registered Architects, contact NCARB at 202/783-6500.

 

2013 Survey of Registered Architects
Jurisdiction Resident Reciprocal Total
Alabama 900 1,841 2,741
Alaska 244 323 567
Arizona 2,217 2,703 5,780
Arkansas ** 495 850 1,345
California 16,618 3,977 20,595
Colorado 3,256 3,448 6,487
Connecticut 1,440 2,751 4,191
Delaware 111 1,479 1,590
District of Columbia 607 2,608 3,215
Florida 5,104 4,787 9,891
Georgia * 2,404 2,952 5,356
Guam 34 78 112
Hawaii 1,003 1,260 2,263
Idaho 502 1,164 1,666
Illinois ** 5,306 3,740 9,046
Indiana 1,017 2,274 3,291
Iowa 565 1,409 1,974
Kansas 955 1,692 2,647
Kentucky 734 1,789 2,523
Louisiana 1,220 2,037 3,257
Maine 416 1,087 1,503
Maryland 2,616 3,832 5,848
Massachusetts 3,735 2,975 6,710
Michigan 2,548 3,135 5,683
Minnesota 1,820 1,389 3,209
Mississippi 356 1,408 1,764
Missouri 2,058 3,067 5,125
Montana 426 946 1,372
Nebraska 539 1,245 1,784
Nevada 708 2,213 2,921
New Hampshire 313 1,509 1,822
New Jersey 3,402 4,662 8,064
New Mexico 680 1,420 2,100
New York 9,872 6,937 16,809
North Carolina 2,292 2,933 5,225
North Dakota 160 994 1,154
Ohio 3,234 3,080 6,314
Oklahoma 791 1,437 2,228
Oregon 1,690 1,331 3,021
Pennsylvania ** 3,653 4,212 7,865
Puerto Rico 557 102 659
Rhode Island 271 1,149 1,420
South Carolina 1,074 2,785 3,859
South Dakota 111 720 831
Tennessee 1,534 2,256 3,790
Texas 8,494 4,426 12,920
Utah 818 1,561 2,379
Vermont 321 821 1,142
Virgin Islands ** 163 948 1,111
Virginia 2,827 4,258 7,085
Washington 3,909 2,354 6,263
West Virginia 96 997 1,093
Wisconsin 1,456 2,794 4,250
Wyoming 126 1,055 1,181
TOTAL 107,581 119,200 226,181

* Counts are from 2012 data
** Counts are from 2013 data 

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