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.

2014 Conditions Resources Available
"The NAAB has released several resources and templates for programs preparing for visits in 2016.

NAAB Releases The 2014 Conditions
"The National Architectural Accrediting Board announces the release of the 2014 Conditions for Accreditation, which outline the minimum requirements for an accredited, professional education in architecture.

The NAAB Procedures for Accreditation, 2015 Edition Approved for First Reading
"On July 19, 2014, the Directors of the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) approved the first reading of The NAAB Procedures for Accreditation, 2015 Edition. This document is now available for public comment.

Election of Five New Directors at July 2014 meeting
"The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), Inc. at its July 2014 meeting elected five new directors. Their terms begin with the conclusion of the 2014 Annual Meeting of the NAAB in October.

2014 NAAB IPR List
"On July 21, 2013, the NAAB approved a new procedure for filing Interim Progress Reports.

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