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5 Tricks to Accelerate Your ARE Studying

5 Tricks to Accelerate Your ARE Studying

Starting and ending The beginning of my Architecture Registration Exam experience was drastically different from the end. Many things had changed in 4 years as I put 7 exams behind me. When I started, I spent the first 2 years completing the CDS, PPP, SPD and SD. Unfortunately, due to the recession and being under employed, I was forced to disengage from the exams for a little while. Almost 2 years later, I came back and, very aggressively, completed my 3 remaining exams within a 10 month time … Continue Reading

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Architecture in The Real World

This is my first time participating in the #ArchiTalks architecture blogger collaboration. The powerful Bob Borson has organized 28 architect … Continue Reading

The definition of a 'Construction Screw'

January Photos and Instagrams

Here's my photos. All of these pictures came from my Instagram feed: YoungArchitxPDX Feel free to add … Continue Reading

beliefs about architecture

Beliefs About Architecture

I wrote a guest post RA Registered Architect about the many times I was forced to change the beliefs I had about architecture and what I was … Continue Reading

Reading ARE Test Scores

How to Read ARE Test Scores

Let’s be honest… The only reason you care about your Architecture Registration Exam test scores is because you failed the exam. If you passed, … Continue Reading


Understanding the Intern Development Program (IDP)

The Intern Development Program (IDP) is a required component for licensure as an architect. It provides aspiring architects the opportunity to … Continue Reading


ArchiCulture – A Documentary About Architecture School

I have been waiting foreverrrrrrrr for this movie. I started following this in 2006 when they were deciding which architecture school to film. … Continue Reading

Architect juggling houses

Becoming an Architect: What You Need to Know

  “I wanted to become an architect but… …(insert reason) so I decided not to pursue architecture.” As an architect I can’t tell you how many … Continue Reading

Antoine Predock riding a motorcycle

Antoine Predock: Architecture is my Religion

  "Architecture is a ride - a physical ride and an intellectual ride." -Antoine Predock A few years ago I was plowing through boring old AIA … Continue Reading

Finish The ARE in 2015

Finish the ARE in 2015 – The Only Resolution You Should Have.

Finish the ARE’s this year?  I decided to wait and publish this blog post on January 7th. I wanted to give everyone a week to finish … Continue Reading

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December 2014 Photos

Oh December 2014, What a silly month you were! All of these pictures came from my Instagram feed: YoungArchitxPDX Feel free to add … Continue Reading


2014 A Year In Photos – Young Architect

  It was a pretty good year.  The theme of 2014 was about getting my life back from 2013, when I did nothing but study for the Architecture … Continue Reading

Instructions on how to post instagram pictures in twitter.

How to get Twitter to post your Instagram pictures as a “picture” and NOT “a link”

I love Instagram; I think it’s the best social media platform, especially for Architects. However Instagram definitely has some bugs to … Continue Reading

The Architecture Student’s Christmas List

The Architecture Student’s Christmas List

I don’t care about your architecture toys. After I finished posting the Young Architect 2014 Holiday Gift Guide, I realized many of my … Continue Reading

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Young Architects Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Happy Holidays Everyone!!! One of my favorite things in the entire world is to buy an awesome present for someone, get completely OCD about how … Continue Reading

American Wing in the Met

November 2014 Instagram

All of these pictures came from my Instagram feed: YoungArchitxPDX Feel free to add … Continue Reading

Mentoring Young Architects

Mentoring Young Architects

  So many people have influenced my decisions to become an architect and helping me get to where I am today. At every office I have worked … Continue Reading

10 Great Reasons NOT TO Get Your Architecture License

10 Great Reasons NOT TO Get Your Architecture License

    In January 2014, I started writing this blog for young architects and have spent a lot of time rambling on and on about the … Continue Reading

ARE Study Schedule

ARE Study Schedule – Step by Step Guide

  Learning how to study might be one of the most difficult parts of preparing for the ARE. In my conversations with individuals who read … Continue Reading