Categories: Licensure/IPAL

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Licensing Lecture Recording 4/8

Interested in learning the steps to gaining an architectural license?   Join our licensing advisor, Sameena Sitabkhan,  on Monday, April 08 at 2:00 pm PDT for a lecture on the process and how to get started. Please check out the link below to watch the recording of the presentation. If you'd like to see the…

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Licensing info and Lecture April 20th

On Thursday April 20th 1:30-2:30 PDT in the main lobby at 1849 Washington, San Francisco, we will host a presentation by Emily Anderson , NCARB Outreach Manager. The lecture will also be streamed via zoom and is open to all Grad and Undergrad students! Zoom link here The lecture will cover:  the steps to licensure…

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IPAL Shorter Path to Licensure

  Integrated Path to Architectural License   IPAL Advisors Undergraduate IPAL Advisor: Sameena Sitabkhan ssitabkhan@academyart.edu Graduate IPAL Advisor: Ivy Hume ihume@academyart.edu Students interested in IPAL, please apply by filling out THIS FORM Recording of IPAL Info Session by NCARB 2022 NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards), the organization that oversees the IPAL program, presented the…

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Architectural Licensing Advisor

Architectural Licensing Advisor   Sameena Sitabkhan is the Licensing Advisor for the Architecture Department supporting both undergraduate and graduate students. Licensing is the culmination of your education and gives you the right to call yourself an architect and practice in the United States. Licensing consists of an education requirement, work experience, and a set of…

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BArch and Licensure

Paths to Licensure: Deciding between BA and B. Arch   There is no difference between the BA and the B. Arch programs in the first year of the program. Therefore, students are not under pressure to decide between the two degrees when they enroll. Many students make this decision in their 2nd year or 3rd…

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Professional Preparedness Workshops: Portfolio Advice

  Advice given to students during the portfolio review sessions below. Recording are available here.   On Creating a First Impression with Your Portfolio: "The first thing I note is actually not the work, but the way that the portfolio has been put together. Is there some type of visual hierarchy?" "The first page is…

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Professional Preparedness Workshops: Practice Interviews

  Architects from leading firms in the Bay Area and beyond generously offered their time to help students practice interview skills.   To view some of the recorded practice interviews please see below for links: PPWS Interview Juke Jose and Naomi Rojas with Gensler 2020-08-07 PPWS Interview Juliana Bento with Emily Huang 2020-08-05 PPWS Interview…

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Professional Preparedness Workshops 2020: Portfolio Reviews

The intent of the portfolio reviews is for the students to see one aspect of the hiring process that is usually not visible to them – how the portfolio is very quickly scanned when initially received through a web portal or via email. Following the portfolio reviews, the students will attend separate sessions to practice…

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Roundtable Discussion: Getting Hired and Pursuing a Rewarding Career Path

  Roundtable Discussion   View the recording at this link   This summer's Professional Preparedness Workshop events continue with a Roundtable Discussion. A panel of six leaders in the Bay Area architecture community will be sharing their advice with students transitioning into the profession. We are excited to have the students learn from the varied experiences…

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Professional Preparedness Workshops 2020: Interview Prep & Portfolio Work Session

  Professional Preparedness continues this summer with:   View a Recording of the Interview Prep Lecture on 7/8 Wed 5pm PST Learn how to prepare for an interview to build confidence   View a Recording of the Portfolio Work Session on 7/10 Fri 5pm PST Receive feedback on your portfolio and website whether you are…

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Professional Preparedness Workshops: Orientation

  Orientation   View a Recording of this event  We are excited to announce the launch of the Professional Preparedness Workshop next Wednesday 6/17 at 5-6pm PST. This introductory event will provide an overview as well as establish expectations. In addition to meeting as a group to discuss expectations, we will meet separately for an ice…

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Professional Preparedness Workshops

This series of ARH workshops are intended to support students transitioning into the profession. We are fortunate to have faculty and alumni who offered their expertise as well as their professional network to this effort. We cannot overstate the importance of identifying mentors as you prepare to enter and thrive in the profession. The faculty…

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Navigating the AXP During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Navigating the AXP During the Coronavirus Outbreak   Given all the changes and uncertainty of the past month, we wanted to update you with some thoughts and notes regarding the Architectural Experience Program, which documents the real world work experience that is an integral piece of the licensing process in the United States. As jobs…

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Professional Preparedness Workshops 2017

Professional Preparedness Workshops 2017   Live streams: March 16, 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RIINumaORc March 23, 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qouMe5lgtBk April 6, 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVXgMshYwpk