Law Passed: 1919 • Joined NCARB: 1946 • Region 6—Western (1963)
The Components of Licensure
1959: Candidates without a degree from a NAAB-accredited program must complete eight years of experience as an alternative.
1974: Washington briefly adopts NCARB’s education standard, requiring 12 years of experience for candidates without a degree from a NAAB-accredited program, but returns to eight years in 1978.
2010: Washington adopts its current education requirement of either a degree from NAAB-accedited program, or a high school diploma and nine total years of experience.
2001: The IDP is required, along with a three-year duration requirement for candidates with a NAAB-accredited degree and additional experience for candidates without a NAAB-accredited degree.
1963: Washington begins administering NCARB’s national exams.
John Graham designed Seattle’s Northgate (the first shopping mall), and was the lead architect for the Space Needle, which debuted at the 1962 World’s Fair.
Architects serving on Washington’s board must be licensed for at least eight years.
In 2010, the board began requiring continuing education and discontinued the oral interview requirement.
Additional Members of the NCARB Board of Directors
1963-66: G. Stacy Bennett (Olympia)
1992-94: Roger L. Rue (Tacoma)
2002-07: Peter T. S. Rasmussen, FAIA (Tacoma)
1920: A. Warren Gould (Seattle)
First Board Members
Louis Baeder (Seattle)
A. J. Russell (Tacoma)
First License Issued
1923: William J. Bain, FAIA
First Female Licensed
1930: Elizabeth Ayer
First African-American Architect
1947: Benjamin F. McAdoo