Accreditation

Architecture senior final presentations displayed in Mackey Innovation Space

Howard University’s Bachelor of Architecture is a fully accredited five-year professional degree program. 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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Howard Architecture Partners on Smart Habitat Research Funded by $15M NASA Grant

Tue, May 12, 2020

The Howard University Department of Architecture faculty and students are part of a seven-university team funded by a $15 million NASA grant. The grant establishes the Habitats Optimized for Missions of Exploration (HOME) Space Technology Research Institute for Deep Space Habitat Design, one of two space technology research institutes selected by NASA in 2019. Read More >>

Professor and Chair Hazel R. Edwards Invited to Serve on Docomomo US Awards Jury

Mon, May 4, 2020

Architecture Professor and Department Chair Hazel Ruth Edwards, Ph.D., has been invited to serve on the Docomomo US 2020 Modernism in America Awards jury. Docomomo US was founded in the United States in 1995, to “share its members’ knowledge of and enthusiasm for modern architecture and design”.Read More >>

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