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Student Resources: Career Planning

Understanding the greater options available in the field makes the architectural career path easier to navigate. Our pre-professional program allows many avenues for career opportunities and advanced education. Upon completion of the btech degree our students may enter the workforce, go on for a professional degree, or advance in their existing places of employment. We encourage all students within 6 months of graduation to seek out information toward your next career goal. Information regarding professional advancement toward licensure or certifications are also listed below.


New York State Education Department License Requirements

The specific requirements for licensure are contained in Title 8, Article 147, Section 7304 of New York's Education Law and Part 69 of the Commissioner's Regulations.


American Institute of Architects (AIA)

the AIA serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for our members in service to society. We carry out our goal through advocacy, information, and community


Society of American Registered Architects (SARA)

The mission of the SARA shall be to provide a professional society for all who carry an architectural license regardless of their role in the building and designing industry and to allow those individuals opportunities to unite as a common voice to work together for the betterment of the profession.


National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

The NCARB protects the public health, safety, and welfare by leading the regulation of the practice of architecture through the development and application of standards for licensure and credentialing of architects. 


The Architectural League of New York (ALNY) 

The ALNY nurtures excellence in architecture, design, and urbanism, and stimulates thinking and debate about the critical design and building issues of our time. As a vital, independent forum for architecture and its allied disciplines.


AIA New York State

The AIA in NYS started in the early 1900's. It became essential that the architects of this State have some organization that spoke for and represented the profession as a whole.

U.S. Green Building Council (LEED)

We believe in better buildings; places that complement our environment and enhance our communities. Places that give people better, brighter, healthier spaces to live, work and play.


The goal of Archinect is to make architecture more connected and open-minded and bring together designers from around the world to introduce new ideas from all disciplines.


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