For the second time this year, NCARB is taking steps to provide our customers with some financial relief in this challenging economic climate. We need your help in getting the word out to the profession about this savings opportunity.
From October 1 through November 30, we are reopening our “Welcome Back to NCARB” offer of reduced fees for reactivating lapsed architect or intern Records. The features of this offer are:
For architects: We are waiving all past renewal fees for architects who reactivate a lapsed Record or Certificate. Depending on how long the customer’s Record/Certificate has lapsed, this could equate to significant savings.
Architects who let their Records or Certificates go inactive while an architect will have all past renewal fees waived upon reactivation. The cost to reactivate is only $475.
Architects who let their Records go inactive while still an intern will have all past renewal fees waived upon reactivation, plus they will get certified for FREE as long as they qualify for NCARB certification. The cost to reactivate is only $475.
For interns: We are waiving all past renewal fees for interns who reactivate a lapsed Record. The cost to reactivate is just $75, and going forward, if their Record remains active through licensure, they will get NCARB-certified for FREE and will get half-price renewals of their Certificate for three years.
More than 1,000 architects took advantage of a similar offer earlier this year and reactivated their Records/Certificates. For full details about the fall fee relief offer, please visit: www.ncarb.org/welcomeback.
We know that now more than ever, architects need mobility to stay competitive. The NCARB Certificate is a powerful credential and tool that can help them grow their businesses and their careers. For these same reasons, certification is also a smart next step for interns after licensure.
We’ve created a special web page, accessible from the link mentioned above, where you can get resources—such as sample news blurbs, sample Tweets, and graphics—to help spread the word.
Thanks in advance for your support of this effort, and thanks as always for all that you do to serve our profession.
Michael J. Armstrong
Chief Executive Officer
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
Come back for the first-ever Poly Days Alumni Weekend July 19-22, 2012. Connect with classmates you know, meet new ones, take a class (no quiz!) and enjoy San Luis Obispo. The Architecture Department is organizing a drawing workshop with Prof. Emeritus James Bagnall.
For additional information, visit Alumni Weekend
To view Hugo Martinez "La Burbuja" winning competition for f the Sonic Trace Design Competition, please go to Hugo Martinez' web page.
For additional information go to:
Cal Poly students Ben Hait Cambell, Cory Walker, and Kegan Charles Flanderka collaborated to design an innnovative lobby desk for Gensler's headquarters in LA.
To view a documented story of collaboration between architects, students, engineers, and fabricators that together develop an innovative new look at table design, go to SLO_Gen.
To view the "real" artifact, visit Gensler Los Angeles at 500 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071.
Come back for Poly Days Alumni Weekend. Connect with classmates you know, meet new ones, take a class (without a quiz!), birng the whole family, enjoy your favorite campus spots and discover new ones, too!
ADD: Architecture + Design + Discourse XII is the fifth annual student run publication of the Architecture Department of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA. It documents student and faculty work.
This publication is part of the Architectural Environmental Design Press (AeDPress), and will be availabe at this year's Chumash Show, Friday, May 25, 2012 for a nominal price of $10.00. Off-campus individuals may request a copy for $15.00 (inclusive of shipping and handling) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Introduction by Department Head Henri T. de Hahn
Compilation of Cal Poly Architecture students thesis topics conducted during the AY 2010-2011. Each student presented their thesis at the Chumash Auditorium, FRiday, May 25, 2012.
"This work is a small sample of the particularly challenging last year of a five-year education whcih differs from its previous four. The principle differences between 5th year design and the earlier design studios here at Cal Poly are that students select their own projects..."
The publication is part of the Architectural Environmental Design Press (AeDPress) and can be purchased at the Architecture Department: email@example.com. Introduction by Prof. Jonathan Reich
For additional information about AEDPress and other faculty publications, please go to Publications
CAED Announces New Dean. The College of Architecture and Environmental Design is pleased to announce its new dean, Christine Theodoropoulos! Dean Theodoropoulos comes to Cal Poly from the University of Oregon, Eugene, where she has served as Head of the Architecture Department since 2003.
Theodoropoulos received her education from Princeton and Yale universities in civil engineering and architecture respectively. She is a licensed architect and registered civil engineer in the state of California. Dean Theodoropoulos will begin her tenure as dean of the College of Architecture and Environmental design in September. Please join us in welcoming her to the college and to Cal Poly. For the full news release, go to Cal Poly News.