National Architectural Accrediting Board

The LSU School of Architecture, a member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. NAAB, the sole agency authorized to accredit United States professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of architecture degrees: Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture, and Doctor of Architecture.

Most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional program as a prerequisite for licensure. Architecture programs may be granted a two-, three-, six-, or eight-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of the program’s conformance with established educational standards. The LSU School of Architecture’s graduate and undergraduate programs were reaccredited by NAAB in 2013 and were granted the full, eight-year terms of accreditation.

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While professional licensure is available in the field of architecture, our programs do not directly result in licensure. Our professional degrees are accepted in all states that specify degree requirements. Licensure in architecture generally falls under the jurisdiction of national and state licensing boards. If you intend to pursue such credentialing, we strongly advise you to visit for more information.  Alternatively, you are welcome to contact us with questions in this regard and we will do our best to assist you in your career planning: / (225) 578-6885.

NAAB Conditions + Procedures

LSU School of Architecture Accreditation Reports and Documents

  • 2006 Architecture Program Report
  • 2007 NAAB Visiting Team Report
  • 2007-08 Architecture Annual Report
  • 2008-09 Architecture Annual Report
  • 2010 Architecture Focused Evaluation Report
  • 2009-10 Architecture Annual Report
  • 2010-11 Architecture Annual Report
  • 2011 NAAB Response
  • 2011-12 Architecture Annual Report
  • 2012 Architecture Program Report