Bachelor of Architecture accredited by NAAB


Jessica Bonacci, News Editor

The Bachelor of Architecture program is officially accredited.

In a Facebook post shared on March 13, the School of Architecture released a memo from the National Architecture Accreditation Board (NAAB) confirming the initial accreditation.

The memo stated that “the professional program, the Bachelor of Architecture, was formally granted a three-year term of initial accreditation.”

According to James Eckler, associate professor of architecture, the NAAB notified the School of Architecture of the accreditation over spring break.

“It’s a very good result to a lot of work over the past seven years,” Eckler said.

He explained that the decision was made after the NAAB visiting team reviewed students’ work from the past few years and looked at other factors like the facilities and operations of the School of Architecture.

Eckler shared that the report from the NAAB visiting team was very positive and that he is hopeful for the next accreditation visit in 2019.

According to Eckler, the school’s initial accreditation lasts for three years, and after that, the school may receive continuing accreditation, which happens in “eight-year cycles.”

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