NCARB Award for the Integration of Practice and Education

NCARB Award

NCARB will award up to $75,000 through up to three awards that integrate practice and education; raise awareness of the architect’s responsibilities for the public health, safety, and welfare; bring non-faculty practitioners into the academy; and address specific criteria outlined in this section.

The Award supports the efforts of architecture programs to create and implement effective new, for-credit curricular approaches that raise awareness about issues central to practice. Each project should have a long-term, ongoing impact on architecture students and faculty and the program’s curriculum. 

2014 NCARB Award recipients announced! [Learn more]

Overview

The NCARB Award is intended to address specific areas in which the academy can bridge the gap between education and practice and better prepare students for internships and future careers as architects. [more

[Issues Central to Practice]  [Project Outcomes and Evaluations]  [Award Funding

Program Requirements

Faculty members in architecture schools that are located in one of NCARB's 54 Member Board jurisdictions and that have a program that is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) are eligible to serve as project directors for the NCARB Award, and therefore eligible to submit NCARB Award proposals. Faculty members in program that are candidates for NAAB accreditation and that are located in one of NCARB's 54 Member Board jurisdictions are also eligible to submit proposals. [more]

[Eligibility to Apply]  [Non-Faculty Architect Practitioners]  [Budget]  [Review Criteria]

Submission Requirements

NCARB Award proposal requirements must conform to specific requirements. [more]

[Format Requirements]  [Proposal Submission Information]

2014 NCARB Award Application

Submissions must include an institutional letter of commitment, non-faculty architect practitioner(s) registration verification(s), project director(s) resume, proposal abstract, proposal description, and proposal budget. 

The 2015 NCARB Award application will be available in spring 2015. 

Notification of Awards

The NCARB Award Jury met in fall 2014 to select Award recipients and determine funding amounts, and announced the recipients in November 2014.

    Questions

    If you have any questions about the NCARB Award Program, please contact NCARBAwardQuestions@ncarb.org.  

    Award Recipients

    Learn about the 2014 NCARB Award recipients. [more]

    Related Publications

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    NCARB's Contribution to the NAAB 2013 Accreditation Review Conference
    NCARB's paper for the NAAB 2013 Accreditation Review Conference is based on common threads and recurring themes identified in the data from the 2012 Practice Analysis of Architecture, feedback from the Council’s Education Committee, and “blue-sky” concepts regarding the role of the academy in licensure.

    Download (PDF, 822K)

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    2012 NCARB Practice Analysis of Architecture: Education Report
    The findings from four education-related surveys in the 2012 NCARB Practice Analysis of Architecture have been compiled in the Education Report. The data will be used to inform important discussions related to the vital role accredited architectural education plays in the path to licensure and in preparing emerging professionals for future practice. (March 2013)

    Download (PDF, 2,512K)

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