NCARB Unveils the NCARB Award, A New Name for its Prestigious Grant Program

29 June 2012

Washington, DC—The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) unveiled a new name—the NCARB Award—for its prestigious program that grants funding for new initiatives that integrate practice and education in the academy. The Council also announced that it would bestow a maximum of three Awards in 2012, from a total award pool of up to $75,000.

“Limiting the total number of awards offers the potential for much larger individual Award amounts than in the past, which should incentivize even more schools to compete for the funding,” said Michael J. Armstrong, NCARB CEO.

Designed to help architecture schools implement new programs that merge practice and education in a classroom, seminar, or studio setting, the NCARB Award for the Integration of Practice and Education in the Academy supports initiatives that will have a long-term impact on students, faculty, and curriculum.

“Each Award presents an opportunity to engage practitioners in the educational phase of an emerging professional’s pathway to develop key knowledge and skills essential for licensure,” said Stephen Nutt, AIA, NCARB, CAE, Vice President, Programs. “The collaborative interaction also helps students’ education keep pace with current practice.”

Award submission forms, criteria, and requirements will be available on in August. The proposal submission deadline for the 2012 NCARB Award Program is 2 October 2012.

Questions about the NCARB Award can be e-mailed to, or contact NCARB at 202/783-6500.


The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ membership is made up of the architectural registration boards of all 50 states as well as those of the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NCARB assists its member registration boards in carrying out their duties and provides a certification program for individual architects.

NCARB protects the public health, safety, and welfare by leading the regulation of the practice of architecture through the development and application of standards for licensure and credentialing of architects. In order to achieve these goals, the Council develops and recommends standards to be required of an applicant for architectural registration; develops and recommends standards regulating the practice of architecture; provides to Member Boards a process for certifying the qualifications of an architect for registration; and represents the interests of Member Boards before public and private agencies. NCARB has established reciprocal registration for architects in the United States and Canada.