Related Organizations

NAAB is a member of the Alliance Organizations, a group of the profession’s leading organizations that have significant alignment between their respective strategic plans. The Alliance Organizations meet regularly in an effort to exchange ideas and enhance the profession from all perspectives.

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)

ACSA is an association of architecture schools whose members include all of the accredited professional degree programs in the United States and Canada, as well as international schools and 2- and 4-year programs. ACSA schools represent some 7,000 faculty educating more than 40,000 students.

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

AIA advocates for the value of architecture and gives architects the resources they need to do their best work. Their work drives positive change through the power of design. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., they have more than 200 chapters around the world.

American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)

AIAS is an independent, nonprofit, student-run organization dedicated to providing unmatched progressive programs, information, and resources on issues critical to architecture and the experience of education.

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

NCARB is an organization made up of the architectural licensing boards of 55 U.S. states and territories. NCARB develops and administers national programs for candidates pursuing architectural licensure and helps architects expand their professional reach.

National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)

NOMA is a professional organization for individuals practicing architecture and allied professionals to advance justice and equity in communities of color.

In addition, NAAB engages with other organizations in furthering its mission, including ASPA, CACB, the Canberra Accord, and CCCAP.

Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA)

ASPA is a membership organization of are specialized and professional accrediting agencies. Their member accreditors set national educational standards for entry into more than 100 specialized disciplines or defined professions.

Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB)

CACB certifies educational qualifications of individual architectural graduates, accredits professional architecture programs at Canadian universities, and certifies professional qualifications of experienced foreign architects.

Canberra Accord on Architectural Education

The Canberra Accord is intended to facilitate the portability of educational credentials between the countries whose accreditation/ validation agencies signed the Accord. It does not address matters related to professional registration or licensure.

Coalition of Community College Architecture Programs (CCCAP)

The Coalition is an organization dedicated to providing an alternate route to the architectural profession. They represent over 165 community colleges which offer Associate Degrees in Architecture.