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Fast track from architecture student to professional license

Fast track from architecture student to professional license

Girl smiles for pictureEven before graduation, Alfred State is providing guidance for architecture students to gain professional licensure. To assist, the Department of Architecture and Design recently appointed Adrienne Drumm as a student architect licensing advisor. 

Drumm will join Professor William C. Dean, RA, AIA, the department’s faculty architect licensing advisor, in providing information and guidance on experience and registration to the department’s 170 architecture students. Upon successful completion of the BArch degree, graduates may begin an internship and the other professional steps leading to licensure as a registered, practicing architect.

Architect licensing advisors are responsible for disseminating up-to-date information on the Architectural Experience Program (AXP) to students and faculty at their school.  The AXP is administered by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), and is required for becoming an architect in New York State.

Like the AXP state advisors, these volunteers are informed on AXP by the National Chapter of the AIA on a daily basis, and also communicate with the AIA, NCARB, and with each other regularly. These individuals are also considered trusted sources of information on AXP and are funded to attend the annual Architect Licensing Advisor’s Conference.

Of her new position, Drumm says, “It is never too early for students to start thinking about licensure, and I am excited to help make sure we can make information easily accessible to all students.” 

Drumm is enrolled in the Bachelor of Architecture program at Alfred State, and is pursuing a concentration in construction management. For the past three summers, she has been gaining professional experience through internships at Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt in Syracuse, Clark Patterson Lee in Olean, and Ramsgard Architectural Design in Skaneateles. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark and Suzanne Drumm of Tully.