Report on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Architecture Licensing

In early-2020, NCARB and the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) launched a joint survey to identify how minority professionals experience obstacles on the path to licensure. Findings from the survey will highlight areas where our organizations can provide additional support, conduct deeper research, and propose measurable solutions to address disparities.

An overview of the findings is now available, as well as a preview in NCARB by the Numbers. Over the several months, we will continue to analyze the survey results and release in-depth reports on key topics:

  • Experience (coming soon)
  • Examination
  • Education
  • Firm Culture
  • Career Development/Employment

Overview Report

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About the Survey

The survey is part of a partnership between NOMA and NCARB to improve equity, diversity, and inclusion in the profession and licensure process. Over 5,300 respondents completed the survey, including licensure candidates, recently licensed architects, and professionals no longer working toward licensure. Additionally, over half of responses were from women and people of color.

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