The Lark Hotel
Bozeman, MT
Completed April 2015

ThinkTank AIA
33 N. Black Ave.
Bozeman, Montana 59715

The Lark Hotel
Bozeman, MT
Completed April 2015

ThinkTank AIA
33 N. Black Ave.
Bozeman, Montana 59715

How to Be an Architect

Architects must be licensed before they can practice as an architect or call themselves an architect. There are three main steps in becoming an architect: education, internship and examination.

  • Education: The Montana State University School of Architecture offers a Master of Architecture professional degree that is fully accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite.
  • Internship: Most state architectural registration boards require architectural graduates to complete an internship in order to become licensed.
  • Examination: All states require the completion of the Architect Registration Examination, in order to gain licensure within the 54 jurisdictions covered by the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB).


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