Acronyms

ACSA: The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture represents accredited architecture programs in the U.S. and Canada, by advocating on behalf of faculty members and administrators as well as architectural education in general.

JAE: Journal of Architectural Education

AIA: The American Institute of Architects represents approximately half of the roughly 100,000 licensed architects in the U.S., as well as approximately 13,000 Associate members, most of whom are interns or non-registered architects.
CACE: Council of Architectural Component Executives
FAIA: Fellow of the American Institute of Architects
IDPCC: Intern Development Program Coordinating Committee
LFRT: Large Firm Round Table
NAC: National Associates Committee
YAF: Young Architects Forum

AIAS: The American Institute of Architecture Students represents roughly 6,000 students at schools of architecture in the U.S. and Canada.
COP: Council of Presidents

NAAB: The National Architectural Accrediting Board includes representatives from the ACSA, AIA, AIAS, and NCARB, as well as two public members, and determines the educational criteria for professional architectural education in the U.S.
APR: Architecture Program Report
C&P: Conditions and Procedures
EESA: Educational Evaluation Services for Architects
VTR: Visiting Team Report

NCARB: The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards is a federation of 55 licensing boards, including all fifty states and five additional jurisdictions.
ARE: Architect Registration Examination
IDP: Intern Development Program

Architecture Degree Abbreviations
ArchD: Architectural Doctorate
BA: Bachelor of Arts
BArch: Bachelor of Architecture
BED: Bachelor of Environmental Design
BAS: Bachelor of Architectural Studies
BS: Bachelor of Science
DArch: Doctor of Architecture
MArch: Master of Architecture
MS: Master of Science (in architecture)
MA: Master of Art (in architecture)
MED: Master of Environmental Design (in architecture)
PhD: Doctorate of Philosophy (in architecture)

Other Acronyms and Abbreviations Commonly Used by ArchVoices
AAF: American Architectural Foundation
ABA: American Bar Association
AMA: American Medical Association
ASCE: American Society of Civil Engineers
CITF: Collateral Internship Task Force
CIMG: Collateral Internship Management Group
NOMA: National Organization of Minority Architects
NOMAS: National Organization of Minority Architecture Students
OBD: Organization of Black Designers
UIA: The International Union of Architects