Law Passed: 1945 • Joined NCARB: 1946 • Region 1—New England (1965)
The Components of Licensure
2013: University of Maine at Augusta offers the state’s only NAAB-accredited program.
Late-1960s: Applicants with a professional degree must also have three years of experience.
1980s: A personal interview is required for initial licensure.
1985: The board adopts the IDP.
2016: Maine accepts the AXP.
1954: Maine models its examination after NCARB’s syllabus.
1960s: The board begins administering NCARB’s national examination.
Although Maine began regulating the practice of architecture in the early 1930s, the first licensing law was adopted in 1945. During the mid-1940s, applicants were required to appear before the board to personally advocate for why they should receive a license. In 1977, the board began licensing landscape architects, followed by interior designers in 1993.
George B. Terrien, the only architect from Maine to serve as NCARB president, was also appointed to the NAAB Board of Directors—eventually serving as the collateral organization’s president.
1989: George B. Terrien (Portland)
Maine Architect Chair Robert E. Armitage votes on resolutions at the 2011 Annual Meeting.
Maine Board Members at the 1971 Annual Meeting.
1989 President George B. Terrien (right) laughs with 1990 President Herbert P. McKim.