On February 22, the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) approved the first reading of the 2014 Conditions for Accreditation. The document is now ready for the public comment.
You can download a clean copy of the first reading edition here.
You can download a redline copy of the first reading here.
You can download a combined PDF containing both documents here.
Comments are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for comments is June 24, 2014.
Differences between the August 2013 draft and the February 2014, “First Reading Edition,” of the 2014 Conditions for Accreditation
The 2014 NAAB Conditions for Accreditation – First Reading represents the NAAB’s effort to evaluate and synthesize the comments received August 29-November 30, 2013. In doing so, the Board has made a number of revisions and modifications. They are highlighted here:
The condition on international accreditation has been retained. The NAAB is working with the leaders of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture to discuss this condition further during the ACSA Annual Meeting in April.
The NAAB continues to work on the new format for the Architecture Program Report (APR), as well as new a format for the Visiting Team Report. The guidelines for preparing APRs will be released with the final, approved edition.
Following a review and discussion of the comments received, the NAAB will make the final decision on the document in July 2014.