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. Tyler Gates Assoc. AIA and Erica Loynd FAIA are appointed by the AIA and are a resource for the profession for Eastern and Western Washington, respectively.

Tyler Gates Assoc. AIA
Eastern WA

Tyler graduated from USC in 2020 and recently completed the AREs to became licensed in Washington With this recent accomplishment she looks forward to using her journey and testing experience while it is still fresh in her mind. Tyler works at ALSC in Spokane, focusing on K-12 and sports/rec projects. 

Tyler grew up in Pasco, WA and has been excited to work on projects that help better communities throughout Eastern Washington. As a developing professional herself, she looks forward to helping support those who are also navigating and expanding their careers. 

Contact: 509-838-8568

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.