More IDP Changes

Discussion (7)

  1. Random Architect

    This will make those who have earned licensure prior to these changes more valuable than those with recent licenses.

  2. K

    @Random Architect – That’s a very good way of looking at it!
    @Architexts You guys need to be more positive!

  3. DrafterJ

    In contrast, that makes people who received licenses prior to 1976 even less useful? I mean, that does tend to explain a lot about whats wrong with the industry…

  4. E Architect

    @Random Architect – now if only firms and clients would pay according to that added “value”…
    @K – I think Architexts has a rather positive approach given the profession’s idiosyncrasies.
    @DrafterJ – if you received a license prior to 1976 you are at least in your early 60′s and closing in on or considering retirement, how that explains what is wrong must mean you would like to see the old goats leave.

    From what I have read in AIA and IDP publications the reasons behind these changes are two fold; first, because so many people have recently left the profession there is a real lack of young (inexpensive) Architects and that is the pool that employers want to dip into to keep their fees low – and second, there finally appears to be enough market pressure to force IDP to reconsider what it really is like to be an architectural intern and to realize just how out of touch their criteria have been for years.

  5. JMT

    This change is actually an outcome of NCARB’s latest practice analysis. The results become the basis for future development of the ARE and the IDP. Retaining elective hours was not seen to be necessary for independent practice, which means it was recognized as an impediment to initial licensure. This is why that requirement was removed.

  6. Vic

    Wonder how long it will be before we don’t need a grad degree anymore. That’s what’s holding me back from getting a license. I can’t afford to stop working or even go part time to go to grad school.

  7. SMF

    @Vic, where do you practice? The requirement of Grad School isn’t in place in Texas.