In a recent webinar, our panel of architects, advisors, and a current licensure candidate provided valuable insight into the process of gaining real-world experience at an architecture firm and successfully fulfilling the experience requirements. The architects on the panel recounted their own paths, sharing key tips and strategies they used to maximize their time in the field to make steady progress towards licensure goals. 

During the webinar, our panelists— Gensler Firmwide Emerging Talent Program Manager Kimberly Tuttle, AIA, NCARB, NOMA, CAE; American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) President Colt Brock, AIAS, NOMA, Assoc. AIA; and Senior Project Architect Martin A. Padilla, AIA, LEED Green Associate—also shared their strategies for overcoming challenges faced by early-career professionals, maintaining healthy AXP supervisor and mentor relationships, and more.

Watch the recording on our YouTube channel, and check out these free resources to help you make the most of your experience:

  • Architectural Experience Program® (AXP®) Guidelines | Explore the ins and outs of earning and recording professional experience by reviewing the AXP Guidelines.
  • Licensure Progress Worksheet | Use this worksheet to guide regular conversations with your supervisor and help you identify next steps together.
  • Candidate and Supervisor Expectations | Use our Candidate and Supervisor Expectations Guide to build a shared set of expectations around work opportunities, experience reports, and more.
  • Licensing Advisor Lookup Tool | With NCARB’s advisor lookup tool, you can find contact information for licensing advisors near you.
  • Licensing Requirements Tool | Understand specific requirements where you live with the interactive Licensing Requirements Tool. 
  • Watch the webinar recording any time on our YouTube channel. For specific questions, please reach out to our Customer Relations team by submitting an online form or calling (202) 879-0520.