National Architectural Accrediting Board

From the NAAB 2014 Conditions for accreditation, effective: April, 1st 2015

“In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a 6-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degreed programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree”.

The School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico offers the following NAAB- accredited degree programs:

Master in Architecture

NAAB Documents:

NAAB, the National Architectural Accrediting Board is the national organization dedicated to accrediting Schools of Architecture that offers professional degrees in architecture.

The School’s academic commitment is to ensure that the students are effectively prepared as per the Student Performance Criteria (SPC’s) as defined by NAAB. It is important that the entire academic community be aware of the nature of the performance criteria to guide both students and faculty throughout their academic experience.

NAAB Conditions for Accreditation 2014

NAAB Conditions for Accreditation 2020

NAAB Procedures for Accreditation 2020

NAAB Guidelines to the Accreditation Process 2020

NAAB Virtual Visit Supplement 2020

NAAB Guidelines for the use of Digital content in Accreditation Visits 2020

The School’s last accreditation visit was in 2008.  As part of the accreditation process the School submits an Architectural Program Report (APR) to NAAB that is then answered with their Visiting Team Report (VTR).

In an effort to make the VTR 2008 easier to read, you may also refer to an outlined and summarized version of the Visiting Team’s observations in their VTR 2008.

NAAB 2008 Visiting Report

NAAB 2008 Visiting Team Report (Outlined 2012) 

NAAB 2014 Visiting Team Report

Annual Report Submissions:








Architectural Program Report:

Architectural Program Report 2007 (Revised February 2008)

Architectural Program Report 2013/2014

Courses Description

Course Description (2014)

School of Architecture Faculty Resumes

Faculty Resumes (2014)

2018 Substantive Curriculum Change Proposal

Substantive Change Proposal for the Master of Architecture Graduate Program

NAAB Substantive Change Approval Notification