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Date: Wednesday, July 31
Time: 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Location: Crown Roller Mill Building, 1stfloor meeting room

This presentation will address a range of licensure topics relevant to students, aspiring architects, supervisors, architects, and people in the architecture profession. The presentation will review the steps necessary to achieve licensure to become an architect and other programs to get the most out of your career in architecture.
Topics will include:

  • Background of NCARB
  • The entities involved in the licensure process
  • How to establish an NCARB Record
  • How to progress successfully through the Architectural Experience Program®(AXP™)
  • What to expect with the Architect Registration Examination®(ARE®)
  • Recent changes to NCARB programs
  • Value of the NCARB Certificate


Assistant Director, Examination, NCARB
 Michelle Cohn joined NCARB in 2014 as a Manager of Examination Development and was promoted to Assistant Vice President in 2018. She and her team focus on all aspects of exam development and operations, including work with the volunteers on NCARB’s exam-related committees and support for candidates currently testing.  Michelle also participates in Council outreach efforts to universities and the profession, promoting the value of licensure to candidates throughout the licensure process.
Prior to joining NCARB, Michelle spent 14 years at various architecture firms in Washington, DC.  Her work as a designer, project architect, and project manager included institutional, mixed-use, residential, and affordable housing projects across all phases of design and construction.  Originally from the DC area, Michelle earned a Master of Architecture degree from Tulane University.  She’s a licensed architect in Washington, DC, holds the NCARB Certificate, and is certified as a Project Management Professional.

Senior Manager, Experience + Education, NCARB
Patricia Ramallo joined NCARB in 2015 as part of the Experience + Education team.
Patricia has over 14 years of experience in architectural design, management, and construction administration. She has worked in Michigan, Kentucky and New York on projects ranging from residential and multifamily, to religious, commercial, and mixed-use buildings.
Patricia holds a Master of Architecture degree from Lawrence Technological University and is licensed to practice architecture in Argentina, Kentucky, and New Jersey. She is a Certified Passive House Designer and LEED AP®Homes & BD+C; a member of the American Institute of Architects; and holds the NCARB Certificate for national reciprocity.