AIA and NCARB Hold First Joint Twitter Chat: Participants Discuss Practice Analysis

Architecture interns and professionals from across the country came together on Wednesday, March 7 for an online Twitter chat about the upcoming 2012 NCARB Practice Analysis of Architecture Survey. Hosted by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and featuring Erica J. Brown, AIA, NCARB, Director, Architect Registration Examination, NCARB, the virtual event inspired hundreds of tweets from 55 contributors with a combined global reach of 31,000 Twitter followers.

Intended to get participants thinking about the types of questions the Practice Analysis Survey is designed to answer, the Twitter chat featured a lively discussion that spanned many topics pertinent to the profession and its future. Architects, interns, and educators are being invited by NCARB this April to participate in the survey, which will assess how the practice of architecture is evolving and what tasks and knowledge/skills are necessary for independent practice. The survey also seeks to understand the needs and expectations around architecture education, internship, and continuing education.

“NCARB welcomes the range of perspectives and ideas shared, and we look forward to keeping the conversation going next month when thousands across the profession are invited to take part in the Practice Analysis Survey,” said Brown. If you weren’t able to join the AIA Chat, a transcript is shared here.