NCARB is excited to announce the 2024 NCARB Scholars in Professional Practice Program, August 8-10, 2024. This year’s program will be held at Howard University in Washington, DC.  

Be sure to submit your application to this year’s program by April 14, 2024

See how to apply!

Each year, NCARB invites a selected group of professional practice educators to attend this multi-day professional development opportunity. The program focuses on both current and forward-looking trends in academia and practice. During this exclusive training event, 16 faculty members from architecture schools around the country will convene to share best practices, learn from experts, and enhance the delivery of their professional practice courses. Check out a recap of last year’s event!  

Through a mix of presentations and interactive sessions, scholars will explore topics related to teaching professional practice. Expert coaches will help you to consider how to create an effective learning community with your students. Past session topics have included:  

  • Business development & marketing  
  • Dispute resolution  
  • Leadership strategies  
  • Professional ethics  
  • Financial basics of construction projects  
  • Negotiation  
  • Integration of practice topics throughout the curriculum  
  • Equity in the classroom and the workplace  
  • Future of academia and practice  

Another major highlight of the event each year is the opportunity to share abbreviated versions of attendees’ own lessons for discussion and critique with a small group of peers.    


To be eligible to attend, applicants must:   

  • Be a professor or adjunct faculty in an architecture program   
  • Teach, or be scheduled to begin teaching, a professional practice course. Note: Faculty who desire to move into teaching professional practice may also apply, and should clearly state their intention in the application  
  • Be able to attend the training event from August 8-10, 2024, in Washington, DC 

Download a full list of eligibility and application requirements here.  

Applications will be open until 5 p.m. (PST) on April 14, 2024. For questions, get in touch with NCARB’s Manager of Policy + International Relations Laura Tiglao at  

Apply now! 


Howard University will welcome the 2024 Scholars cohort to the Howard University College of Engineering and Architecture in Northwest DC.  

Washington, DC, is a vibrant city steeped in history, culture, and innovation. Iconic landmarks such as the Capitol Building, with its majestic dome and imposing columns, and the Lincoln Memorial, with its monumental scale and serene beauty, stand as testaments to the city's architectural legacy. The cityscape is punctuated by a mix of architectural styles, from the historic rowhouses of Georgetown to the sleek, contemporary structures of the city's downtown area. Washington, DC, is also home to renowned museums, galleries, and cultural institutions housed in architecturally significant buildings, such as the striking glass-and-steel façade of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.