Michael Hricak, FAIA, named to the Board of Directors for the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)


USC Faculty member Michael Hricak, FAIA, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). His three-year term spans October 2022 through October 2025.

Continuously involved in design education since 1982, Professor Hricak has taught courses in design, history and theory and has been honored numerous times for his teaching. Currently he is an Adjunct Associate Professor, lecturing in Professional Practice, a subject he has taught since 1998. His courses explores the effect on the design process of issues related to: environmental concerns; regulations, policies and codes; construction law; pre-design and the entitlement process; governing agencies; integrated project delivery; digital technologies; communication and information transfer; business and finance; practice; and ethics. He also serves as USC’s Architect Licensing Advisor, counseling students and recent graduates assisting them in navigating the Intern Development Program (IDP) and the exam process, setting them on a path to obtain a license to practice architecture. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the Architecture Students’ Handbook of Professional Practice, 14th Edition (Wiley & Sons, 2009), of which he also wrote several sections. He is currently a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the 15th Edition of the Handbook.

NAAB is committed to providing excellence in architectural education through accreditation, at the heart of which lies quality assurance for students, programs, and the public at large.