The CityLabs are approved to participate in the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ (NCARB) Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) programs to provide students the opportunity to complete requirements for licensure while earning their degree. Through special arrangements between NCARB and Florida’s Board of Architecture and Interior Design (BOAID), students taking part in the IPAL program will be able to become licensed. We have an IPAL seminar series, 5 courses, 1 credit each, that introduce students to the practice through these themes:
1. Architects and their Collaborators 2. The Construction Site 3. Nature of Professions 4. Ethics / Professional Behavior 5. International Practice
The University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning was the first program in the country to have students graduate by using the IPAL program. Three CityLab-Orlando students, Justin Jablonski, Michael Germano and Phillip Lantry, completed IPAL to earn their Master of Architecture and get their license weeks after their commencement.
“The IPAL program is one of the most significant changes in architectural education,” said CityLab-Orlando Program Director Frank M. Bosworth, Ph.D., AIA. “Students who are looking to come to architecture school like the idea of becoming a professional upon graduation.”
To read NCARB’s official announcement about this accomplishment, click here.
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