November/December 2020
Message from the President
In collaboration with the team of dedicated colleagues who serve as the NAAB Board of Directors, it is an honor to begin my term of service as 2020-21 President. Read more
Meet the new NAAB Officers
Marilys Nepomechie, FAIA, DPACSA, NCARB
Florida International University

Rebecca O'Neal
Auburn University

Jeanne Jackson, FAIA, NCARB
VCBO Architecture
Ben Lee, FAIA
Clifford Planning and Architecture
Past President
Barbara Sestak, FAIA
Portland State University
Visit our NAAB Leadership page to meet the full 2020-21 Board.
Based on feedback from programs and teams in 2020, NAAB has updated the “NAAB Guidelines for the Use of Digital Content in Accreditation Visits,” effective December 1, 2020. The update clarifies how the SPC Matrix is utilized in the “Course Folders” file organization method. This change only impacts programs with accreditation visits in 2021 that are using the 2014 Conditions and 2015 Procedures.
Congratulations to the first cohort of programs that hosted virtual accreditation site visits in 2020! We appreciate the hard work of the teams and programs that made this possible.

NAAB is collecting feedback from programs and teams to learn about their experience to inform future virtual site visits. For any questions regarding virtual site visits, please contact our team at
Happy Holidays from NAAB!
Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season!