The NCARB Architectural Experience Program (AXP) is a mandatory requirement in our state for the Architect Registration Exam (ARE). AXP was formerly known as IDP.

Washington has two AXP coordinators who you can contact if you have questions about the program. Drew Kleman AIA and Erica Loynd FAIA are appointed by the AIA and are a resource for the profession for Eastern and Western Washington, respectively.

Drew Kleman AIA
Eastern WA

Drew is a Senior Project Manager at Trek Architecture in Spokane with over 15 years of architectural experience. His portfolio includes projects having from his work with a variety of award-winning firms, including ZGF Portland, Min Day, and Katerra. Most recently, Drew was the lead architect for the Catalyst Building in Spokane.  In addition to volunteering as an Architect Licensing Advisor for AIA Washington Council and NCARB, he serves as the Architect Position on the City of Spokane’s Design Review Board. 

Contact: 503-927-9694

Erica Loynd FAIA
Western WA

Throughout Erica’s career with DLR Group’s Seattle office, she has worked to develop a practice around government projects, working with all agencies from all levels of government to design institutional buildings with modern elements. She emphasizes integrated design with the full design team and a focus on sustainable, passive design strategies. Erica leads mentorship efforts at many levels (cross discipline, peer, AXP, etc.) to provide safe spaces for individuals to develop their personal career goals. With NCARB, Erica has researched the unique perspectives that people with non-NAAB accredited backgrounds and foreign education experience bring in order to help clarify these candidates’ pathway to licensure. She has been licensed in Washington since 2009 and in four additional states, so she brings experience related to the process of reciprocity.