NCARB CEO Michael J. Armstrong stated, “This year’s data not only shows that licensure remains valued within the architecture field, it also demonstrates that NCARB’s efforts to streamline the path to licensure and remove unnecessary barriers has been effective. We’ve achieved this while maintaining rigor and ensuring each ability to protect the public.” Find out more from NCARB’s data and the 2017 Survey of Architectural Registration Boards.
<img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ee/ee5e71ba525905e9e2633de15a5b8711.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em>Every year, NCARB requests the number of architects and reciprocal licenses from each of its jurisdictions—which include all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The 2017 Survey of Architectural Registration Boards indicates architects in the United States rose to 113,554, a 3 percent increase since 2016. Compared to the population, there is one architect for every 2,900 people in the United States.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/48420/ncarb" rel="nofollow" >NCARB</a> has also tracked the increase in US architects by 10% since 2008 and reports the second highest number of out-of-state <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/46792/licensing" rel="nofollow" >licenses</a> recorded at 125,348—revealing mobility in the profession across state borders.