NCARB's 2010 Survey of Registered Architects

Washington, DC—The 2010 survey of state architectural registration boards by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) indicates that there are currently 105,312 registered architects in the United States. Data was collected in August 2010 and reflects July 2009 through July 2010.

The 2010 survey also reveals that there are 116,340 reciprocal (out-of state) architects, for a total of 221,652 registrations. This means, on average, an architect is registered in at least two different jurisdictions. California has the highest number of resident architects (17,156) and the highest number of total registrations (21,276).

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 2010 Survey of Registered Architects, contact NCARB at 202/783-6500.

ARCHITECT REGISTRATIONS BY JURISDICTION
Jurisdiction Resident Reciprocal Total
Alabama 825 1,795 2,620
Alaska 249 352 601
Arizona 2,270 4,042 6,312
Arkansas 511 1,077 1,588
California 17,156 4,120 21,276
Colorado 3,111 3,707 6,818
Connecticut 1,428 2,639 4,067
Delaware 121 1,417 1,538
District of Columbia 780 2,438 3,218
Florida 5,068 4,684 9,752
Georgia 2,404 2,952 5,356
Guam 30 75 105
Hawaii 972 1,192 2,164
Idaho 501 1,180 1,681
Illiniois 5,610 3,920 9,530
Indiana** 957 2,224 3,181
Iowa 466 1,188 1,654
Kansas 928 1,780 2,708
Kentucky 726 1,722 2,448
Louisiana 1,168 2,088 3,256
Maine 413 1,024 1,437
Maryland* 2,637 2,435 5,072
Massachusetts 3,666 2,965 6,631
Michigan 2,606 3,188 5,794
Minnesota 1,898 1,658 3,556
Mississippi 334 1,446 1,780
Missouri 1,819 2,762 4,581
Montana 418 904 1,322
Nebraska 594 1,244 1,838
Nevada 584 2,590 3,174
New Hampshire 443 1,960 2,403
New Jersey 3,043 4,672 7,715
New Mexico 710 1,374 2,084
New York 9,177 6,410 15,587
North Carolina 2,347 3,135 5,482
North Dakota 134 583 717
Ohio 3,200 3,163 6,363
Oklahoma 760 1,303 2,063
Oregon 1,603 1,256 2,859
Pennsylvania** 3,483 3,645 7,128
Puerto Rico 609 126 735
Rhode Island 302 1,253 1,555
South Carolina 1,043 2,749 3,792
South Dakota 102 687 789
Tennessee 1,298 1,773 3,071
Texas 7,333 3,882 11,215
Utah 653 1,309 1,962
Vermont 321 836 1,157
Virgin Islands* 26 55 81
Virginia 2,770 4,238 7,008
Washington 3,955 2,290 6,245
West Virginia 100 1,047 1,147
Wisconsin 1,535 2,851 4,386
Wyoming 115 935 1,050
Total Architects:
105,312
Total Reciprocal Registrations:
116,340
Total Registrations:
221,652

* Counts are estimates based on data from prior years.
** Counts from 2009 survey data. 

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