ARCHITECT's Hallie Busta reports that the number of practicing architects in the U.S. is on the rise, according to the recently released survey by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.
The 2015 count of 110,168 architects is up 2% from 2014, which indicates healthy growth for the profession. The NCARB also reports that last year also saw the most individuals ever (41,500) preparing for licensure. Additionally, the architects surveyed in the 2015 report collectively held 122,579 out-of-state, or reciprocal, licenses, which is up 3% from the previous year.
“While there are a variety of factors that contribute to the health of the profession, these two trends point to a bright future,” said NCARB CEO Michael Armstrong in a press release. “As a record number of candidates work toward licensure, NCARB will continue to ensure our programs remain modern and inclusive, yet rigorous.”