The graduate program at Woodbury School of Architecture is among additional accredited architecture programs that were recently accepted for participation in the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) initiative.
Woodbury’s Master of Architecture program joins the Bachelor of Architecture program that was accepted into NCARB’s IPAL initiative as one of the first 14 programs nationwide last summer.
The other three newly accepted programs (both graduate and undergraduate) include The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., the University of Florida in Gainesville, and the University of Maryland in College Park.
“We are excited to be able to offer NCARB’s Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure to our graduate students. This represents an opportunity for our students that is unique to the Southern California region, and we look forward to building relationships with consortium firms begun with our undergraduate program,” said Marc J Neveu, chair of the architecture department at Woodbury University, Los Angeles.
In a press release from June 17, 2016, NCARB President Dennis S. Ward, FAIA, NCARB, was quoted as follows: “We fully expect that the new additions will match the creativity, academic rigor, and dedication to the profession that has been demonstrated by their predecessors. NCARB is excited that the initiative continues to grow, and we look forward to celebrating the achievements of its participants over the coming years.”
Ward announced the new IPAL programs at the NCARB’s 97th Annual Business Meeting in Seattle.