Law Passed: 1917 • Joined NCARB: 1921 • Region 3—Southern (1965)
The Components of Licensure
1930s: Graduation from an approved architecture school counts toward one year of the experience requirement. This requirement was later changed, and graduation from an accredited School of Architecture was regarded as equivalent to five years of the required eight years of experience.
1993: A NAAB-accredited degree is required.
2001: Continuing education is required for license renewal.
1917: Two years of experience in architectural work are required.
1930s: Three years of experience are required. The law was later changed to require eight years of experience in the employ of a registered architect.
1993: Completion of the IDP is required.
1965: The board begins administering NCARB’s national exam.
2008: South Carolina allows licensure candidates to take the ARE before completing the experience program.
In 1922, South Carolina law was amended to provide for licensure of firms.
South Carolina was one of the first states to adopt the overhauled AXP into law in June 2016.
2016: Dennis S. Ward, FAIA (Florence)
Additional Members of the NCARB Board of Directors
1974-77: William A. Carlisle, FAIA (Columbia)
1987-90: F. Earle Gaulden, FAIA (Greenville)
2011-13: Jan B. Simpson (Columbia)
1917-33: C. C. Wilson, FAIA
First Board Members
H. Olin Jones
Rudolph E. Lee
First License Issued
July 2, 1917
NCARB President Medalists
1998: Louis Batson III (Greenville)
2003: Stephen A. Usry, AIA (Myrtle Beach)
2005: Jan B. Simpson (Columbia)
2013: Dennis S. Ward, FAIA (Florence)