National Architectural Accrediting Board

“The … societies creating this accrediting board, here record their intent not to create conditions, nor to have conditions created, that will tend toward standardization of educational philosophies or practices, but rather to create and maintain conditions that will encourage the development of practices suited to the conditions which are special to the individual school. The accrediting board must be guided by this intent.” (From the 1940 Founding Agreement)
Since 1975, The National Architectural Accrediting Board Conditions for Accreditation have emphasized self-assessment and student performance as central elements of the NAAB model. The Directors have maintained their commitment to both of these as core tenets of the NAAB’s criteria and procedures.

Vision:  The NAAB aspires to be the leader in establishing educational quality assurance standards to enhance the value, relevance, and effectiveness of the architectural profession.

Mission: The NAAB develops and maintains a system of accreditation in professional architecture education that is responsive to the needs of society and allows institutions with varying resources and circumstances to evolve according to their individual needs.

NAAB 2016 Visit List Revised
"As of May 31, 2015, the following programs are scheduled for visits in 2016

NAAB to Celebrate 75 Years continued
"This year, the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) celebrates 75 years as the sole agency authorized to accredited professional degrees in architecture in the U.S.

NAAB ABA Comparison
"The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), Inc. continues to follow reports regarding the American Board of Architecture (ABA) and has prepared a comparison of the two organizations.

Interim Progress Reports for 2015 Annual Report
"On July 21, 2013, the National Architectural Accrediting Board, Inc. (NAAB) approved a procedure for Interim Progress Reports (IPRs). Any program that received an eight-year term of accreditation following a visit conducted in 2013 is required to file an IPR by November 30, 2015.

2015 Procedures Approved
"On May 6, 2015, the NAAB Directors granted provisional approval to the NAAB Procedures for Accreditation, 2015 Edition. An unedited copy of the document is located in the Public Documents Folder under Resources for Programs\2014 Conditions APR Preparation Resources.

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