Issues Central to the Practice of Architecture

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 experience opportunities and future careers as architects. In considering projects for the 2015 NCARB Award, applicants are encouraged to study the following issues and publications:

  • 2012 NCARB Practice Analysis of Architecture: Education Report
  • NCARB's Contribution to the NAAB 2013 Accreditation Review Conference

More information on all the issues and publications is available here.

The 2012 NCARB Practice Analysis of Architecture indicated that the following knowledge/skill areas should receive greater emphasis during education:

  • Professional Conduct
  • Practice Management
  • Project Management
  • Site Design
  • Constructability
  • Sustainability
  • Technology

Additionally, the study indicated a need for these more general knowledge/skill areas to be interwoven and reinforced throughout the curriculum:

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Leadership