NCARB’s Top 10 News Websites for Architects

Navigate the latest architectural news with 10 websites that cover everything from licensure to cultural trends. In no particular order, here are our favorites.

Architectural Record

For the past 125 years, Architectural Record has provided award-winning commentary on education, technology, and other industry news. With a thorough coverage of all-things architecture, the magazine’s work ranges from articles about emerging trends  to the latest updates on architecture exhibits in your area.

ArchDaily

ArchDaily keeps readers up-to-date on architectural projects and products, and features listings of various architecture competitions. The publication also writes eye-opening features on overlooked topics such as designing with indigenous communities, how the path to licensure has changed over time, and new ethics guidelines focusing on harassment.

Dezeen

The London-based website reports on architecture around the world, from Afghanistan’s innovations to international collaboration for licensure. The magazine also created the Dezeen Awards to celebrate the various accomplishments of architects and designers.

The Architect’s Newspaper

The Architect’s Newspaper produces timely pieces serving the community of architects, designers, engineers, and other AEC professionals. With their articles broken down by regions, you’ll find relevant reporting on projects in your area. Their articles feature a range of important updates—from NCARB’s new Model Rules of Conduct to the more light-hearted gossip column Eavesdroplet.

Life of an Architect

Bob Borson’s blog provides insight on licensure, creativity, and the day-to-day experience as a Texas architect. With humorous posts on conference calls and gift guides, accompanied by sketching tutorials and other helpful tips, Borson puts a face to the profession, making it more personable and approachable for budding architects.

Metropolis

Metropolis is best known for highlighting up-and-coming talent, like these eight rising stars. For the perfect balance, the website also includes history lessons on Yugoslavian architecture and modern updates to architectural education.

Architect Magazine

Architect Magazine spotlights practice, technology, and continuing education topics, to name a few. Through commentary on education, sustainability, and professional ethics, readers are encouraged to learn more about all aspects of architecture.

Curbed

Curbed strives to inform readers on innovations in design within their local landscape. By providing introspective articles through coverage of diversity and the #MeToo movement, the publication sheds light on pertinent topics and how they are integrated within the architectural community.

Study Architecture

Study Architecture is a great starting point for students looking to learn more about the steps toward licensure. The website features a quiz to match students with a program, plus a user-friendly roadmap that breaks down the path to becoming an architect. Keep in mind, many jurisdictions require a degree from a program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).

American Institute of Architecture Students

The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is a student-led organization with chapters across the country. Their blog provides an inside look at studios from various universities, while their #AskAnArchitect show interviews architects with diverse experiences. Additionally, the AIAS organizes several member events, including panels, conferences, and networking opportunities.