AA architects: 2013 numbers


At the end of 2013, there were approximately 1910 architects in the Directory of African American Architects. For the year, 25 AA architects reported as newly licensed. While the number is low compared to previous years, it reflects the downward trend that was also present in the recessionary times in the early 2000s.

Year 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Men 40 37 33 22 16
Women 21 19 11 12 9
Total 61 56 44 34 25

The discussion worth having now is, will the numbers recover? Will the climate for architects rebound? Will the industry be forever changed by the economy of the last five years?

I don’t have answers but will gladly participate in the discussion. Leave your comments below.

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Note: listings in the directory are self-reported and continuosly updated. Check the website for current totals.