Accreditation

Architecture senior final presentations displayed in Mackey Innovation Space

Howard University’s Master of Architecture program is a fully accredited five-year professional degree program. The Bachelor of Architecture program transitioned to the Master of Architecture program in Fall 2018. The Bachelor of Architecture program was first accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) in 1951. NAAB is the sole agency authorized in the United States to accredit professional degree programs in architecture. A program may be granted an accreditation term of eight years, three years or two years as determined by a review of the program’s conformance to established educational standards.

Howard’s Architecture program received the full eight-year term after its last site visit in 2018 (2018 APR PDF and 2018 VTR PDF). Howard’s Bachelor of Architecture program was visited by a NAAB site visit team March 31 to April 4, 2018. The program was evaluated according to the current NAAB Conditions and Procedures. The NAAB board granted the program an eight-year term of accreditation at the July 2018 meeting. This extends the program accreditation to 2026.

Most architecture registration boards in the United States require a degree from an accredited professional program. The pass rate of Howard architecture graduates on the Architecture Registration Exam (ARE) is available at the NCARB website.

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A Tribute to Professor Emeritus and Alumnus Victor C. W. Dzidzienyo

Thu, December 3, 2020

We celebrate the life of Architecture Professor Emeritus and Alumnus Victor C. W. Dzidzienyo (B.Arch. '67; MCP '69). We deeply appreciate his dedicated service and extend our condolences to family and friends.Read More >>

Architecture Alumnus Julian Arrington Lead Designer for Society's Cage

Fri, October 30, 2020

Architecture Alumnus Julian Arrington (‘15) of SmithGroup, an international architecture, engineering and planning firm, served as one of two lead designers for Society’s Cage, an art installation that makes “a statement on the forces of systemic racism” (SmithGroup).Read More >>

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