NCARB’s 2009 Survey of Registered Architects

Washington, DC—The 2009 survey of state architectural registration boards by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) indicates that there are currently 101,673 registered architects in the United States.

The 2009 survey also reveals that there are 117,997 reciprocal (out-of state) architects and 219,970 total registrations. This means, on average, an architect is registered in at least two different jurisdictions. California has the highest number of resident architects (15,816) and the highest number of total registrations (20,251).

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 2009 Survey of Registered Architects, contact NCARB at 202-783-6500.

ARCHITECT REGISTRATIONS BY JURISDICTION
Jurisdiction Resident Reciprocal Total
Alabama 856 1,839 2,695
Alaska 242 330 572
Arizona 2,186 4,267 6,453
Arkansas 215 964 1,179
California 15,816 4,435 20,251
Colorado 3,243 4,197 7,440
Connecticut 1,556 2,992 4,548
Delaware** 129 1,188 1,317
District of Columbia 556 2,457 3,013
Florida 4,754 4,221 8,975
Georgia 2,462 3,196 5,658
Guam 26 70 96
Hawaii 976 1,233 2,209
Idaho 487 1,197 1,684
Illiniois 5,301 3,624 8,925
Indiana 957 2,224 3,181
Iowa 522 1,285 1,807
Kansas 905 1,771 2,676
Kentucky 708 1,601 2,303
Louisiana 1,069 1,963 3,032
Maine 408 1,124 1,532
Maryland* 2,637 2,435 5,072
Massachusetts 3,460 2,911 6,371
Michigan 2,622 3,254 5,876
Minnesota 1,852 1,538 3,390
Mississippi 328 1,599 1,927
Missouri 1,769 2,749 4,518
Montana 413 927 1,340
Nebraska 519 1,135 1,654
Nevada 611 2,770 3,381
New Hampshire 432 1,931 2,363
New Jersey 3,013 4,815 7,828
New Mexico 711 1,506 2,217
New York 8,780 6,243 15,023
North Carolina 2,293 3,447 5,740
North Dakota 128 599 727
Ohio 3,276 3,499 6,775
Oklahoma 742 1,381 2,123
Oregon 1,521 1,166 2,687
Pennsylvania 3,483 3,645 7,128
Puerto Rico 539 132 671
Rhode Island 303 1,333 1,636
South Carolina 1,023 2,639 3,662
South Dakota 98 673 771
Tennessee 1,288 1,836 3,124
Texas 6,910 3,423 10,333
Utah 735 1,531 2,266
Vermont 295 751 1,046
Virgin Islands* 26 55 81
Virginia 2,763 4,232 6,995
Washington 3,845 2,253 6,098
West Virginia 121 1,190 1,311
Wisconsin 1,659 3,287 4,946
Wyoming 110 934 1,044
Total Architects:
101,673
Total Reciprocal Registrations:
117,997
Total Registrations:
219,670

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