Updated January 19, 2021.
Through this blog, our goals are to:
- Share important program information, including updates and how-tos
- Explore innovative ideas, news, and other topics relevant to architecture licensure
- Celebrate success stories and spotlight a diverse range of careers in architecture
- Cultivate a welcoming space where readers can share their thoughts
Our audience includes architecture students, emerging professionals, educators, practitioners, professional organizations, registration boards, and others interested in the architecture profession and its regulation.
Commenting and Moderation Policy
NCARB encourages readers to comment on blog posts. We are dedicated to this community and strive to maintain a respectful, engaging, and informative conversation. If you wish to participate in the blog community, we ask that you:
- Be polite and courteous, even if you disagree. Name calling, profanity, false or misleading content, argumentative comments, discriminatory epithets, harassment of any kind, bullying, gruesome language, or the like will not be tolerated.
- 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, false, out of context, spam, or promotional postings, or any other content that we deem objectionable or to be a violation of any law.
- All comments must come from a real person. Postings from fake profiles will be deleted.
- No promotion or sale of goods or services. Promotional postings are not allowed and will be removed.
NCARB is recognized internationally for the important role we play in the regulation of architecture, and we welcome submissions for guest articles. 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 100,000 unique visitors a month, ensuring that your post will reach a wide scope of readers.
We are seeking stories that:
- Are specific to the architecture profession, especially the process of earning a license.
- Provide original content (contributors may repurpose relevant content from their personal blogs)
- 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 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®)
- Encouraging diversity, equity, and inclusion in the profession
- Supporting emerging professionals, such as:
- Mentoring tips for AXP supervisors
- Best practices for licensing advisors
- Gaining reciprocal licensure
- The future of architecture licensure, practice, and regulation
Submitting Your Blog Post for Consideration
If you would like to submit an idea for a post or have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To aid in our decision-making process, please submit a brief abstract, pitch, or outline of your idea before submitting a completed post. If accepted, you will be asked to submit a short bio (no more than 100 words), which may include your Twitter handle, professional website, or any other relevant links.
Image and Video Requirements
- If accepted, you will be asked to submit a cover image to accompany your post. This can be a photo, chart, screenshot, graphic, or a piece of art that represents the topic in a compelling way.
- Images must be a minimum of 1160x485 pixels, with a resolution of at least 72 dpi.
- If applicable, please share links to any relevant videos you would like to include.
Promotion and Social Media Distribution
NCARB will promote all posts via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or 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
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 publications of your article must cite NCARB as the original source and provide a link to the original post.
NCARB works to ensure that all content is accurate at the time of original publication. In addition, NCARB periodically reviews and removes old blog content to ensure that our readers have up-to-date, accurate information. NCARB may also update the content or note significant changes since the original publication in an editor’s note.
However, we encourage readers to refer to our program guidelines and official documents for the most current version of all program requirements, including requirements for the AXP and ARE.
Guest Author Disclaimer
The views expressed by guest authors on the NCARB Blog are attributable to the individual author(s) only, and not to any other author, the editors, NCARB, or any other person, organization, or institution with which the author might be affiliated unless explicitly stated so.