NCARB’s 2007 Survey of Registered Architects

Washington, DC—The 2007 survey of state architectural registration boards by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) indicates that there are currently 112,650 registered architects in the United States. This year’s findings reflect a 4.5 percent increase over the prior year in NCARB’s fifth annual survey. More than 3,800 initial licenses were granted to architects in the past year, an increase of 34.5 percent over last year.

The 2007 survey also reveals that there are 109,546 reciprocal (out-of state) architects and 222,196 total registrations. This means, on average, an architect is registered in at least two different jurisdictions. California has the highest number of resident architects (16,894) and the highest number of total registrations (21,852).

The Council’s Quality Assurance division collects data for the survey from its 54 member boards, which includes all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. NCARB makes this information available annually as a service to the profession. Survey data are listed below. For more information about the 2006 Survey of Registered Architects, contact NCARB at 202-783-6500.

ARCHITECT REGISTRATIONS BY JURISDICTION
Jurisdiction Resident Reciprocal Total
Alabama 769 1602 2371
Alaska 231 318 549
Arizona 2026 3531 5557
Arkansas*** 454 919 1373
California 16894 4958 21852
Colorado 2988 3624 6612
Connecticut 1538 2792 4330
Delaware* 100 1000 1100
District of Columbia*** 2811 399 3210
Florida 4862 4458 9320
Georgia** 2180 1497 3677
Guam 26 59 85
Hawaii 954 1187 2141
Idaho 487 222 709
Illinois 5300 3442 8742
Indiana 1250 1835 3085
Iowa 466 1211 1677
Kansas 936 1566 2502
Kentucky** 662 1622 2284
Louisiana 1050 1680 2730
Maine 388 1052 1440
Maryland** 2637 2435 5072
Massachusetts*** 3308 2802 6110
Michigan 5664 4476 10140
Minnesota 1749 1490 3239
Mississippi 313 1400 1713
Missouri 1920 2846 4766
Montana 376 847 1223
Nebraska 600 2500 3100
Nevada 572 3123 3695
New Hampshire 297 1411 1708
New Jersey 2942 4705 7647
New Mexico 702 1308 2010
New York 8356 5768 14124
North Carolina 2158 3197 5355
North Dakota 123 545 668
Ohio 3516 3490 7006
Oklahoma 727 1293 2020
Oregon 1453 1188 2641
Pennsylvania*** 7313 3726 11039
Puerto Rico*** 1294 55 1349
Rhode Island 279 1258 1537
South Carolina 1003 2734 3737
South Dakota 106 619 725
Tennessee 1358 2123 3481
Texas 6889 3582 10471
Utah*** 2100 2100
Vermont 279 698 977
Virgin Islands* 26 55 81
Virginia 2705 3852 6557
Washington 3663 1932 5595
West Virginia 120 1119 1239
Wisconsin 1622 3185 4807
Wyoming 109 930 1039
Total Architects:
112,650
Total Reciprocal Registrations:
109,546
Total Registrations:
222,196

* Counts are estimates based on data from prior years.
** Counts based on 2005 ratios.
*** Counts based on 2006 ratios.

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