Accreditation

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 and 2018 VTR). 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.

News

AIA President Carl Elefante Talks about Architecture’s Relevance Revolution with Our Students

Wed, October 17, 2018

Carl Elefante, FAIA, president of the American Institute of Architects delivered a powerful talk on “Architecture’s Relevance Revolution” on Monday, October 15 in our Innovation Space. Elefante is Principal and Director of Sustainability for Quinn Evans Architects, which has offices in Washington, D.C., Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan, and Madison, Wisconsin. He serves as design principal for a broad spectrum of projects including architecture, historic preservation, and community revitalization. Read More >>

Bringing the Local Perspective of Black Architects and Planners to Coincide with NMAAHC Symposium

Thu, October 4, 2018

The Department of Architecture was generously invited by Dr. Michelle Wilkinson of the National Museum of African American History and Culture to collaborate in bringing the local perspective of Black architects and planners to coincide with the museum’s symposium: Shifting the Landscape: Black Architects and Planners, 1968 to Now.Read More >>

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