It’s not in the least bit shocking that architectural licensing plummeted throughout 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic upended all corners of life, personal and professional, in the United States and beyond. But exactly how steep was that decline?
Quite steep, according to the data in a special new report on the impact of the pandemic on licensure and mobility released this week by the Washington, D.C.-based National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).
Examining the period from January through December 2020, NCARB found that a variety of pandemic-prompted factors—chief among them test center closures throughout the spring and some of the summer, the transition to remote work, and an overall
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