This is a complete list of all of the NAAB Accredited Architecture Schools in Kentucky:
There are 0 accredited Bachelor of Architecture Schools in Kentucky.
There is 1 accredited Master of Architecture School in Kentucky.
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Kentucky Architecture Statistics
The United States Bureau of Labor statistics reports the following figures for Architects in the state of Kentucky.
Mean Annual Salary: $65,290
Mean Hourly Wage: $31.39
Total Employment: 23,170
Active Architecture Firms: 153
How do these figures stack up?
The mean salary among architects in the state of Kentucky is below the national average, but there is a relatively high rate of employment in the field. Practicing architects can expect an average salary of $65,290 and total employment figures of 23,170 as of 2012. In addition, there are currently 153 active firms in the state. For a state the size of Kentucky, the figures show that there is a considerable amount of demand for architectural services.
Becoming an Architect in Kentucky
What does it take to become an architect? Kentucky has a unique set of licensure requirements that are outlined below. Following this path diligently and will put you on the fact track to becoming licensed in this rewarding field.
The Kentucky Board of Architects handles the licensure process for new professionals entering the industry. If you plan on becoming licensed in this state, you will need to follow the processes and procedures set by this agency. The state of Kentucky works closely with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) to ensure professionals in the state meet minimum quality standards.
Accredited College Degree. Your first step towards becoming an architect in Kentucky is to obtain an advanced degree that has been certified by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). Currently the University of Kentucky offers the only NAAB accredited program in the state. However, there are over 100 schools throughout the United States that offer NAAB accredited programs if you plan to complete your studies out of state. There are three basic routes you can follow to pursue a compatible education. (1) Obtain a Bachelor of Architecture with a minimum total of 150 semester hours. (2) Obtain a Masters of Architecture with at least 30 semester hours beyond your undergraduate coursework. (3) Obtain a Doctor of Architecture with at least 90 semester hours beyond undergraduate coursework.
Internship. After you become established as a student, your next step is to enter the Internship Development Program, or IDP. Kentucky requires students to work at the intern level before advancing to a licensed professional. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to hone your skills under the supervision of skilled professionals within the state. At this stage, you will obtain the hands on experience needed to thrive in the architecture industry.
Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®). The final step of the process is to complete the comprehensive seven-part exam. This long and difficult exam is designed to test the aspiring architect for a full understanding of professional and technical standards in the field. Your prior years of college and internship experience should have you well prepared by the time you are ready to sit for the exam.
The Future of Architecture in Kentucky
The American craftsman and Victorian revival styles of architecture are very apparent in the state of Kentucky. Perhaps the most outstanding example of these styles is the Churchill Downs racetrack that is home to the Kentucky Derby. These defining styles produce many jobs for talented designers from all areas of the country. In addition, the well-respected architecture programs at the University of Kentucky attract many out of state students. Admission is competitive, but the entry into the program often results in a successful architecture career. Strong employment numbers for architects in the state show no signs of slowing down and should provide plenty of opportunity going into the future.