“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 February 2016 Action Memo|
"The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) met for its regularly scheduled winter meeting, February 18-20, 2016 in Santa Fe, NM and took the following actions:
New NAAB Board members
"Washington, DC. The National Architectural Accrediting Board® (NAAB), Inc. met on February 18-20, 2016 and elected four new directors. Their terms will begin with the conclusion of the 2016 Annual Meeting of the NAAB in October.
NAAB Celebrates 75 Years Part 6
"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 Celebrates 75 Years Part 5
"Below is the list of institutions, in alphabetical order, with professional degree programs that were initially accredited or that went through nomenclature changes between 1981 and 1999.
NAAB July 2015 Action Memo
"The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) met for its regularly scheduled meeting July 16-18, 2015 in San Francisco, CA and took the following actions: