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January 2016  
LA Licensure Forum | Richardson Memorial Hall, New Orleans, LA

On Saturday, February 13, 2016, you are invited to join practitioners, educators and students from throughout the state and region to discuss and collaborate relative to current issues and opportunities within our field. This is a continuation of the statewide event that previously has taken place under the name "Louisiana IDP Forum."

The conference will take place on the campus of Tulane University School in Richardson Memorial Hall, with a Friday night reception at
the AIA Center for Design. The schedule for the conference includes presentations on the evolving IDP and ARE, and NAAB updates,as well as panel discussions addressing Emerging Professional preparedness. More information and an agenda is available at

We would like to have many voices to enrich the conversation - please let yours be heard!
Beginning Your Career in Architecture: Candid Advice for Emerging Professionals | by Kevin J. Singh

Last year Kevin J Singh, an Associate Professor of Architecture in the School of Design at Louisiana Tech University, adapted one of his lectures giving advice to students as they embark upon a new career into an article. That article, titled "21 Rules for a Successful Life in Architecture" and published on ArchDaily in September 2014, was a runaway success, becoming our second most-read post of 2014 and among our most visited articles of all time.

As a result of his article's success, this year Singh has taken his 21 rules as a framework for a new ebook, "Beginning Your Career in Architecture: Candid Advice for Emerging Professionals." The ebook not only elaborates on the 21 rules from the original article, but also offers questions to the reader that lead to actionable goals, giving them the nudge they need to start out on the right track. In the following excerpts from the book, Singh addresses voicing your opinions, finding - or rather creating - the role that suits your skills, and making the world a better place. Continue Reading
NCARB Report Reveals Record Number of Architect Candidates 

A record-high number of candidates actively working toward an architect license provides more evidence of a thriving talent pool for the architect profession, according to the 2014 data released by NCARB. 

More than 37,000 aspiring architects were testing and/or reporting experience hours last year, a substantial part of the path to architectural licensure required by the 54 U.S. state and jurisdiction licensing boards. This and other insights are a first glimpse at the Council's 2015 NCARB by the Numbers report. 

Key 2015 NCARB by the Numbers findings include: Continue Reading
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