School of Architecture Career Services

We Help You Start Your Career

Our dedicated School of Architecture Career and Outreach Director assists students with gaining work experience and beginning their professional careers in architecture, interior architecture and landscape architecture.

  • We help students prepare a professional resume and portfolio.
  • We organize annual career fairs and maintain an online job board.
  • We help students with questions about licensure and certification for architectural professionals.




Licensure and Certification

Architecture students may begin the Architectural Experience Program (AXP) as soon as they start working in an office. Completion of AXP, administered by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), is a requirement for becoming a licensed architect in the State of California. Please see further information here. Interior graduates may become certified interior designers through the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ). Students may begin fulfilling hours toward their certification after 96 semester hours of their education.

California Architects Board      See the ARE Library


The School of Architecture at Woodbury University is among the first 14 accredited architectural programs to be accepted for participation in the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) initiative.

The IPAL initiative is offered for both our undergraduate (BArch) and graduate (MArch) programs and on both campuses. The program allows for the integration of the three components of licensure: Architectural Experience Program (AXP), professional education (BArch or MArch) and Architect Registration Examination (ARE).

IPAL Program

Woodbury University Job Board

We have an active job board for students and alumni seeking employment. Likewise, we invite employers who are seeking interns as well as more experienced graduates to post job openings here.

Job Board

Career Fairs

We organize annual career fairs for students to meet with professionals and where firms meet new talent. Interested architecture firms can contact the Career and Outreach Office for further information and to register for our next career fair on campus.

See Upcoming Career Fairs

Firms that have hired our students and alumni

  • Abramson Teiger Architects
  • AC Martin
  • Architecture for Education
  • Bestor Architecture
  • BNIM
  • Brooks + Scarpa
  • CallisonRTKL
  • CannonDesign
  • Carrier Johnson + Culture
  • Chu + Gooding
  • CO Architects
  • Le Architects
  • CSDA Design Group
  • Dean Larkin Design
  • DLR Group
  • Douglas Pancake Architects
  • Estudio Teddy Cruz
  • EYRC Architects
  • Freeman White
  • Gangi Architects
  • Gehry Partners, LLP
  • Gensler
  • Gruen Associates
  • HDR
  • HED
  • HKS Architects
  • HMC
  • HOK
  • Johnson Fain
  • Lehrer Architects
  • Morphosis
  • NAC Architecture
  • NBBJ
  • Omgivning
  • Perkins + Will
  • RBB Architects
  • Relativity Architects
  • Rob Wellington Quigley
  • RNT Architects
  • Safdie Rabines Architects
  • SGPA Architecture and Planning
  • SOM
  • Steinberg Hart
  • Studio E Architects
  • Studio MA
  • Suisman Urban Design
  • Taalman Architects
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • ZGF
  • Bestor Architecture
  • BNIM
  • CallisonRTKL
  • CannonDesign
  • Clive Wilkinson Architects
  • Chu + Gooding
  • Gensler
  • Gruen Associates
  • HDR
  • HED
  • HKS Architects
  • HOK
  • NBBJ
  • Omgivning
  • Perkins + Will
  • Wolcott Architecture Interiors
  • ZGF
  • City of Glendale
  • City of Los Angeles
  • City of San Diego
  • County of Los Angeles
  • Cusumano Real Estate Group
  • Dreamworks
  • Foundation for Form
  • Partners in Health
  • UCLA

Career Possibilities

  • Architecture
  • Urban design
  • Development
  • Furniture design
  • Environmental design
  • Information design
  • Project management
  • Academia
  • Art practice
  • Curatorial practice
  • Residential design
  • Public building surveyor
  • Interior design and fabrication
  • Production designer for theater, TV and film
  • Urban and community design
  • Historic buildings restoration and adaptation
  • Project and development management
  • Facilities management
  • Real estate development
  • City planner
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Interior design
  • Education
  • Exhibition design
  • Event design
  • Furniture design
  • Lighting design
  • Product design
  • Game design
  • Set design
  • Teaching
  • Landscape architecture design
  • Architectural design
  • Land development
  • Forestry management
  • Community activism
  • Development services
  • Environmental design
  • Garden design
  • Horticultural Professional
  • Urban design
  • Educator
  • Landscape criticism
  • Landscape theory
  • Civil engineering
  • Land development
  • Artist

Contact Our Career And Outreach Office

Catherine Roussel, AIA
Director of Outreach
Architect Licensing Advisor
(818) 394-3339