A library research guide that directs students to recommended and specialized online and print resources for their study of topics within Architecture and design projects.
Becoming an Architect
- National Architectural Accrediting Board"The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) is the sole agency authorized to accredit 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."
- U.S. Bureau of Labor StatisticsGeneral overview of architecture as a career choice. This site includes statistics relevant to the career field as well as links to additional sites and related careers.
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- National Council of Architectural Registration Boards"NCARB members are the architectural registration boards of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and three U.S. territories (Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each registration board has state-appointed public and professional members as well as an administrator."
- Architect Registration Homepage"The Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) assesses candidates for their knowledge, skills, and ability to provide the various services required in the practice of architecture. The ARE has been adopted for use by all 54 U.S. Member Boards and the Canadian provincial and territorial architectural associations as a registration examination required for architectural registration."
- Utah Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing"The Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, also known as DOPL, is one of seven agencies within the Utah Department of Commerce. DOPL is legislatively charged to administer and enforce specific laws related to the licensing and regulation of certain occupations and professions."
- Application for Utah State Architecture LicenseUtah Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing application form for State architecture license.
- Guide to Undergraduate & Graduate Education in Urban & Regional PlanningPrepared by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), reviews college and university programs.
National Associations / Organizations
- American Institute of Architects"Based in Washington, D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857. With nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for our members in service to society."
- American Society of Landscape Architects"Founded in 1899, ASLA is the national professional association for landscape architects, representing 17,000 members in 48 professional chapters and 68 student chapters. The Society's mission is to lead, to educate, and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning, and artful design of our cultural and natural environments."
- Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture"The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, membership association founded in 1912 to advance the quality of architectural education. The school membership in ACSA has grown from 10 charter members to over 250 schools in several membership categories. These include full membership for all accredited programs in the United States and government-sanctioned schools in Canada."
- Association for Computer aided Design in Architecture"ACADIA was formed in the early 1980's for the purpose of facilitating communication and critical thinking regarding the use of computers in architecture, planning and building science. A particular focus is education and the software, hardware and pedagogy involved in education."
- Society of Architectural Historians"The Society of Architectural Historians is a not-for-profit membership organization and learned society that promotes the study and preservation of the built environment worldwide. In 2000 the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) celebrated sixty years of service to the field of architectural history and its related disciplines."
State Associations / Organizations
- American Institute of Architects Utah Chapter"AIA Utah, a Chapter of The American Institute of Architects, is the voice of the architectural profession in Utah. We are dedicated to serving our members as we advance the role of the architect, promote professional development, and enhance the built environment. Three components make up the AIA in Utah: AIA Utah and two local Sections--AIA Northern Utah and AIA Central Utah."
- American Society of Landscape Architects Utah Chapter"Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects is the national professional association representing landscape architects. ASLA promotes the landscape architecture profession and advances the practice through advocacy, education, communication, and fellowship.The Utah Chapter of ASLA represents the landscape architects of the State of Utah."
- Construction Specification Institute"CSI is a national association of commercial-level construction professionals dedicated to improving construction communication. CSI is unique in the industry in that its members are a cross section of specifiers, are touched by construction documentation.
- American Planning Association"APA is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities. We measure our success by the successes of our members and the communities they serve."
- Structual Engineers Association"Structural engineering is the science and art of designing and making, with economy and elegance, buildings, bridges, frameworks and other similar structures so that they can safely resist the forces to which they may be subjected."
- National Trust for Historic PreservationThe National Trust for Historic Preservation is a private, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to saving historic places and revitalizing America's communities. The Trust was founded in 1949 and provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to protect the irreplaceable places that tell America's story.