Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Becoming an Architect with Foreign Education

Hello Dr. Architecture, I would like to get more information on the steps needed to be taken to work in the U.S. [my husband is an Architect who studied abroad (University of Buenos Aires - Argentina)]. He has extensive experience in the field and would like to know what information he needs to provide to revalidate his Architecture degree. Thank you.
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First, your best source to learn the requirements of becoming an architect in the U.S. is NCARB - National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (www.ncarb.org). They have links to the state registration boards as an individual must ultimately be licensed by U.S. jurisdiction.

They do have a program, Broadly Experienced Foreign Architect (BEFA) that is a multi-step process to assist foreign architects with experience to become licensed.

Also, individuals may have to have their foreign education evaluated by EESA - Education Evaluation Services for Architects as part of the process.

Dr. Architecture

1 comment:

Angie said...

Thanks for asking this, I was wondering the same thing. And thanks for the answer, also.

So your husband is an Argentinian Architect? Tell him I love the Buenos Aires apartments style. Last year I visited the city and I was really surprised about the architecture of the buildings there

THanks again for sharing this blog