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.
2013 recipients were announced on November 15. [Learn more]
2014 submission and criteria information will be available in summer 2014.
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]
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]
If you have any questions about the NCARB Award Program, please contact NCARBAwardQuestions@ncarb.org.
Learn about the 2013 NCARB Award recipients. [more]
NCARB Prize and NCARB Grant
The NCARB Grant and the NCARB Prize were initiated in response to Building Community: A New Future for Architectural Education, a report that drew attention to the divide between architecture schools and real-world practice. Response to both programs demonstrates that they are highly valued by the academy and the profession and that they have significantly increased the involvement of practicing architects in the education of future architects. [more]