Editor's note: Applications for the 2019-2020 Think Tank are now closed. Selected applicants will be notified in August.

Since 2012, NCARB has invited licensure candidates from around the country to be a part of our annual Think Tank. Members have the opportunity to share feedback on the licensure process, brainstorm areas for improvement, and engage with NCARB leadership. Plus, this year’s group will explore new charges related to diversity and inclusion, strengthening the relationship between AXP candidates and supervisors, and more.

To be considered for the 2019 Think Tank, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Not hold a license in a U.S. jurisdiction at the time of your application
  • Have an active NCARB Record with at least 320 approved AXP hours
  • Have not held a committee or leadership role at any level within the past five years (e.g. national, regional, state, local) with any of the following organizations: NCARB, AIA, AIAS, ACSA, NAAB
  • Be available to attend the scheduled in-person meetings; All related expenses will be covered in accordance with the NCARB travel policy
  • Be able to participate in about seven conference calls and 20-30 hours of group work throughout the year

The 2019 Think Tank will convene October 4-5, in Washington, DC, as well as December 6-7 at the annual NCARB Committee Summit in Oklahoma City.

To be considered, please complete the application by June 14, at 9 p.m. ET. Applicants will also need to answer the following question in 300-500 words: Tell us what inspired you to pursue a career in architecture, and how your supervisor(s) have—or haven’t—helped you navigate the path to licensure.

Selected applicants will be notified in August. In the meantime, check out the work of previous Think Tanks: