NCARB'S 2002 Survey of Registered Architects

A survey by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) reveals that there are more than 100,000 architects in the United States. This year's data represent the second iteration of NCARB’s survey of registered architects—a project first undertaken in 1999.

The Council’s Quality Assurance department gathered statistics from the 55 Member Boards comprising NCARB. Results indicate that a total of 101,219 architects are living in the 55 reporting jurisdictions, which include all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

The survey also reveals a total of 106,530 reciprocal (out-of-state) registrants and 207,749 total registrations in the United States. This means that, on average, an architect is registered in two jurisdictions. California has the highest number of resident architects (16,310) and the highest number of total registrations (20,891). Survey data are listed below. For more information about the 2002 Survey of Registered Architects, contact NCARB at 202/783-6500.

ARCHITECT REGISTRATIONS BY JURISDICTION
Jurisdiction Resident Reciprocal Total
Alabama 800 1353 2153
Alaska 205 265 470
Arizona 1975 4056 6031
Arkansas 457 870 1327
California 16310 4581 20891
Colorado 2788 3347 6135
Connecticut 1513 2359 3872
Delaware 141 1236 1377
District of Columbia* 458 2204 2662
Florida 8035 3583 11618
Georgia* 2393 2855 5248
Guam 32 70 102
Hawaii 920 931 1851
Idaho 537 1583 2120
Illinois 5457 3832 9289
Indiana 1111 2711 3822
Iowa 436 1036 1472
Kansas 899 1553 2452
Kentucky 645 1611 2256
Louisiana 1059 1443 2502
Maine 348 917 1265
Maryland* 1812 3084 4896
Massachusetts 3302 2873 6175
Michigan* 2562 2873 5280
Minnesota 1828 1647 3475
Mississippi 279 982 1261
Missouri 1898 2806 4704
Montana 345 833 1178
Nebraska 538 1022 1560
Nevada 493 1953 2446
New Hampshire 266 1223 1489
New Jersey* 2485 4764 7249
New Mexico 673 1133 1806
New York 8641 5894 14535
North Carolina 1961 2750 4711
North Dakota 122 436 558
Northern Marina Islands 6 47 53
Ohio 3324 3021 6345
Oklahoma 844 1104 1948
Oregon 1328 1065 2393
Pennsylvania* 3781 3719 7500
Puerto Rico 600 115 715
Rhode Island 256 915 1171
South Carolina 982 2325 3307
South Dakota 101 506 607
Tennessee 1330 1935 3265
Texas 6173 3086 9259
Utah 700 1400 2100
Vermont 267 689 956
Virgin Islands 26 55 81
Virginia* 2524 3416 5940
Washington 3423 1754 5177
West Virginia 117 938 1055
Wisconsin 1593 3126 4719
Wyoming 120 800 920
Total Architects:
101,219
Total Reciprocal Registrations:
106,530
Total Registrations:
207,749



 

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