Are you interested in a career in architecture? Would you like to know how to attend an Architecture School? Which schools offer what you want...and can you get scholarships? Find out about it all - right here!


For High School Students

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Arch Careers

ARCHcareers.org is a gateway that will introduce you to the steps required to become an architect - the "Three E's" of architecture will be your guide: Education, Experience, and Examination. Did you know that architects are licensed professionals just like doctors? They are. You must satisfy all the "Three E's" to call yourself an "Architect." 

This web site will also give you an overview to the varied and diverse paths to a career in architecture and of the requirements for registration. You can use this information to understand more about the profession - and what you will need to prepare for a career in the field. 


National Architectural Accrediting Board

NAAB - the National Architectural Accrediting Board - accredits professional degree programs in architecture in the United States. Since most US State registration boards require any applicant for licensure to have graduated from a NAAB-accredited program, obtaining such a degree is an essential aspect of preparing for the professional practice of architecture. While graduation from an NAAB-accredited program does not ensure registration later as an architect, an accredited school is a place that is found to meet the standards that, as a whole, include the aspects of an appropriate education for an architect.  Learn More>>


The American Architecture Foundation

The AAF educates individuals and communities about the power of architecture to transform lives and improve the places where we live, learn, work, and play. Through outreach programs, grants, scholarships and educational resources, AAF inspires people to become thoughtful and engaged stewards of the built environment. Learn More>>


Design Schools

The NC State University College of Design offers undergraduate degree programs in Architecture, Art + Design, Design Studies, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, and Landscape Architecture. The college also offers Masters and PhD level degrees. You can participate as a high school student in Design CAMp, now offered in association with the Comtemporary Art Museum (CAM.) This is an annual summer design program offered to high school students on campus. Design CAMp informs students about college study, and challenges students to explore their creativity and critical-thinking skills. Think you've got what it takes to be a Design CAMper? Learn More>>

The College of Architecture at UNC-Charlotte is devoted to engaging studetns in an energetic study of how architecture affects - and stimulates - our life everyday. The UNC CoA provides intellectual, ethical, innovative leadership in architecture and urban design through excellence in teaching, research, practice, and community activism. Learn More>>


Also...

The American Institute of Architects has great resources for teachers and students:

How Design Works website: http://howdesignworks.aia.org 
Learn about the architectural process, and see clients and architects discuss their relationships and the process that led to their finished projects.


For College Students


American Institute of Architecture Students

Since 1956, the American Institute of Architecture Students has been the official voice of students to the educational system and the profession of architecture and design. The association helps to enrich the educational experience of students (of all ages) in (or interested in) architecture and design. This grassroots association is a cooperative between thousands of students (of all ages and academic degrees) committed to helping each other. It provides a sense of community and a forum to share differing views. The AIAS is also a professional organization that is the official voice of architecture students. Learn More>>


National Architectural Accrediting Board

NAAB - the National Architectural Accrediting Board - accredits professional degree programs in architecture in the United States. Since most US State registration boards require any applicant for licensure to have graduated from a NAAB-accredited program, obtaining such a degree is an essential aspect of preparing for the professional practice of architecture. While graduation from an NAAB-accredited program does not ensure registration later as an architect, an accredited school is a place that is found to meet the standards that, as a whole, include the aspects of an appropriate education for an architect. Learn More>>


The American Architecture Foundation

The AAF educates individuals and communities about the power of architecture to transform lives and improve the places where we live, learn, work, and play. Through outreach programs, grants, scholarships and educational resources, AAF inspires people to become thoughtful and engaged stewards of the built environment. Learn More>>


Design Schools

The NC State University College of Design offers undergraduate degree programs in Architecture, Art + Design, Design Studies, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, and Landscape Architecture. The college also offers Masters and PhD level degrees.  Learn More>>

The College of Architecture at UNC-Charlotte is devoted to engaging studetns in an energetic study of how architecture affects - and stimulates - our life everyday. The UNC CoA provides intellectual, ethical, innovative leadership in architecture and urban design through excellence in teaching, research, practice, and community activism. Learn More>>


The architectural profession depends on well-prepared graduates who are able to meet the challenges of the future. Through its commitment to a strong scholarship program, The American Institute of Architects(AIA) and The American Architectural Foundation (AAF) assist undergraduates, graduates, and professionals.