Very exciting turn of events at the start of this week.
A co-worker and I attended the ‘Get License’ Seminar at the Center for Architecture. I personally thought that I would only be hearing the same rehashed information that I have been hearing for years, but of course I was wrong!
One of the new pieces of information I learned last night is that with my 4-year NAAB Accredited Bachelor of Science in Architecture Degree from Wentworth. I can start talking my A.R.E’s (Architectural Registration Exams) once I have logged 2 years of IDP experience and have approval from New York State. Once I have logged 5 years of work experience, completed my IDP hours and passed all of the A.R.E’s I can become a Licensed Architect.
The second piece of information I learned last night is that I as well as my co-worker can become Auxiliary IDP Coordinators for RAND. The IDP Coordinator would be the person/people who are always up to date on IDP and the process of becoming licensed and spread that information to their co-workers and aspiring interns. This will be very good considering that RAND runs an ‘Associates Club’ for anyone who is aspiring to become a fully licensed Architect.
The third bit of information is mostly personal but I’ll explain that too, seeing as how I’m very excited. I spoke to someone about joining ENYA (Emerging NY Architects), this will include volunteer work at the Center for Architecture and helping to run similar seminars such as the one I attended last night.
All of this is very exciting to me, I can’t wait to see where it leads. More to come soon!