We appreciate your interest in contributing to the NCARB Blog. Any content you provide will be governed by these guidelines and our Terms of Use. Below, you will find more information on how to be a part of the NCARB Blog, including our commenting policy.

Mission

Through this blog, we hope to:

  • Explore innovative ideas related to the future of licensure
  • Report on news and topics relevant to architecture
  • Cultivate a welcoming space where readers can share their thoughts

Audience

Our audience includes architecture students, emerging professionals, educators, practitioners, professional organizations, registration boards, and others interested in the architecture profession.

Why Blog for Us?

NCARB is recognized internationally for the important role we play in the architectural profession. Blogging for us is a great way to engage with leaders and influencers across the profession. Plus, our parent website, ncarb.org, receives more than 50,000 unique visitors a month, ensuring that your post reaches a wide scope of readers across the United States.

Submission Criteria

We are seeking stories that:

  • Provide original content that has not been published elsewhere. (Contributors may repurpose relevant content from their personal blogs.)
  • Are specific to the architecture profession.
  • Properly attribute quotes and data from other publications.

To increase the likelihood that your post will be accepted, consider these suggestions:

  • Whenever possible, include real-life examples or case studies to support key concepts.
  • Use videos, photos, charts, or other visual content. Such content must be your original content, or you must obtain the necessary rights to post such content (see our Terms of Use).
  • Use subheadings and bulleted lists to highlight main takeaways.

Areas of particular interest to our readers include but are not limited to:

  • Becoming an architect
  • Bridging the gap between education and practice
  • Best practices for emerging professionals, such as:
    • Preparing for the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®)
    • Navigating the Architectural Experience Program (AXP)
  • Diversity in the profession
  • Cutting-edge technology/trends
  • Supporting emerging professionals, such as:
    • Mentoring tips
    • Best practices for licensing advisors
  • Gaining reciprocal licensure
  • The future of architecture

How to Submit Your Blog Post for Consideration

  • If you would like to submit an idea for a post or have any questions, please contact us at blog@ncarb.org. New contributors may also wish to submit a brief abstract or outline of their ideas before submitting a completed post to aid in our decision-making process.
  • We ask that new contributors submit a short bio (no more than 100 words) that includes your Twitter handle, blog URL, or any other relevant links.
  • New contributors should also submit a headshot, which will be associated with your author profile. The image must be at least 6” x 6” with a resolution of at least 72 dpi.

Image Requirements

  • Please submit a cover image with your post; this can be a photo, chart, screenshot, or a piece of art that represents the topic in a compelling way.
  • Images must be a minimum of 700 x 315 pixels, with a resolution of at least 72 dpi.

​Video Requirements

  • Any video submitted with your post must be in one of the following formats: .3GP, .AVI, .DV, h.264, .MPEG2, .MPEG4, QuickTime, .WMV.
  • The maximum upload size is 100 MB, which is approximately 3 to 4 minutes in length.

Promotion and Social Media Distribution

NCARB will promote all posts via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other relevant social platforms. We encourage contributors to do the same! By contributing to the blog, you grant us the right to use your name in promotions and other publications.

Republishing and Repurposing Your Posts

While we can only consider original, unpublished materials for our blog, contributors may repurpose their posts elsewhere, with the following stipulations:

  • There must be a two-week window between the time your article goes live on the NCARB blog and the time it is published on another site.
  • All subsequent publication of your article must cite NCARB as the original source and provide a link to the original post.

Commenting and Moderation Policy

In a continued effort to engage the architecture community, NCARB encourages readers to comment on blog posts and news stories. We are dedicated to this community and strive to maintain a respectful, engaging, and informative conversation. If you wish to participate in the community, we ask that you:

  1. Be polite and courteous, even if you disagree. Excessive name calling, profanity, fighting words, discriminatory epithets, sexual harassment, bullying, gruesome language, or the like will not be tolerated.
  2. Stay on topic. Keep the conversation relevant to the community and contribute to the dialogue. While we do not have the obligation to monitor each post before it is made, we reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to remove off-topic, out of context, spam, or promotional postings, or any other content that we deem objectionable or to be a violation of any law.
  3. All comments must come from a real person. Postings from fake profiles will be deleted.