Great news aspiring architects, the Intern Development Program will be renamed Architectural Experience Program beginning June 2016 and with this change NCARB decided that the term “intern” is outdated and does not mirror todays practice. And the current IDP’s 17 experience areas will transition into six broad areas of architectural practice. By using NCARB’s experience calculator tool (http://idpcalc.ncarb.org/) you will see how your current hours will merge into the new six areas.
If you haven’t started logging your IDP hours or have not logged them in a while, please start now. It is easy to forget! Especially after a hard week of deadlines, the last thing on your mind is how to fit the past working week into the IDP’s experience areas. Make it your goal this week to create a strategy for success and set a target date for registration. We, as aspiring architects, are the next generation of Architects and it is our duty to progress our much needed profession. Please join me in this vision to become a registered Architect before 2020.
Thanks and Gig ‘em,