February, 2019
Partner Spotlight:
Architects Foundation Scholarships
The Architects Foundation—the philanthropic partner of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)—awards two scholarships that can help architecture students advance their professional goals. Applications are currently being accepted for the  Architects Foundation/McAslan Fellowship  and the  a/e ProNet David W. Lakamp AIA Scholarship . The application deadline for both scholarships is Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
January Board Meeting Update
The Board of Directors held its winter meeting in Phoenix on January 9–12, 2019. At the meeting, among other things, the board

  • Approved release of the proposed revision to the 2015 Procedures for Accreditation for a 120-day public comment period. The revision would change the public comment period for revisions to the Procedures from 120 days to 60 days. The proposed document can be viewed here; see page six. Please send comments to forum@naab.org before the public comment period ends on June 12, 2019. The proposed revision will be voted on at the July meeting of the board.

  • Granted initial accreditation to tracks I and II of the Master of Architecture degree offered at Kendall College of Art and Design at Ferris State. Congratulations to all at the program!

  • Accepted the Bachelor of Architecture offered at the School of Architecture, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, as eligible for candidacy for accreditation.

Executive Director Search Update
The NAAB has selected Isaacson, Miller as its Executive Director search firm. Read the official press release here .
NAAB Transformation Report
In mid-2017, the NAAB board and staff committed to effecting significant organizational transformation. These changes, still ongoing, are both cultural and operational across the programs and processes of accreditation, certification, and validation. The NAAB is pleased to present its report on the most notable accomplishments of the past 18 months. 
Student Performance Criteria Research
As part of the research being conducted for the upcoming ARForum19, the NAAB recently completed an examination of the history of its student performance criteria over four editions of the Conditions for Accreditation (1998, 2004, 2009, 2014). The project “translated” historic SPC to the 2014 Conditions for Accreditation to chart the success rate of each SPC. The results are here .