Law Passed: 1915 • Joined NCARB: 1931 • Region 2—Middle-Atlantic (1965)
The Components of Licensure
1918: Only three architectural programs were registered in New York: Cornell University (four- or five-year program), Syracuse University (four-year program), and Columbia University (four-year program).
- Programs are approved by the Regents, a lay body of New York citizens responsible for the general supervision of educational activities in the state.
- New York has always offered paths to licensure for individuals without a college degree in architecture.
2000: New York begins requiring continuing education.
1917: Candidates with a diploma or satisfactory certificate from an architectural college or school approved by the Regents must complete three years of experience for licensure; candidates with two-year degrees must complete five.
1999: The IDP is required.
1917: The passing grade on each subject of the New York exam was a 75. The exam was given twice per year, in late January and late June, and was based on four subjects:
- History of architecture
- Architectural composition
- Architectural engineering
- Architectural practice
1963: The board begins administering NCARB’s national examination.
- In 1917, New York restricted use of the abbreviation “R.A.” (meaning Registered Architect) to architects.
- 2009-2010 NCARB President Andrew Prescott, AIA, was a New York Board member prior to being on the Maryland Board.
- A certificate of registration cost $25 in 1917 and $377 in 2017.
1934: Albert L. Brockway, FAIA (Syracuse)
1937-38: Charles Butler, FAIA (New York City)
1998: Ann R. Chaintreuil, FAIA (Rochester)
Additional Members of the NCARB Board of Directors
1942-49: William G. Kaelber, FAIA (Rochester)
1964-71: Harry E. Rodman, FAIA (Troy)
1970-72: Ronald Allwork, FAIA (New York)
1976-78: J. Murray Hueber (Syracuse)
1991-93: Norman K. Dorf (Glen Cove)
2011-14: John Sorrenti, FAIA (Mineola)
2014-17: Susan McClymonds (Amsterdam)
First Board Members
Frederick L. Ackerman
Albert L. Brockway
Edward B. Green
William P. Bannister
First License Issued
1916: D. Everett Waid, FAIA
NCARB President Medalists
1999: Margot Woolley (Brooklyn)
2009: Edward F. Tredo V (Buffalo)
2011: George H. Miller, FAIA (New York City)