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I took the Architect Registration Exam from 2009-2013. Below is list of articles that I wrote about the experience.

 

Here is a quick list of blog posts containing Architecture Registration Exam blog posts. Below are images and short descriptions for each post.

 


The ARE Boot Camp – Starting November 2017 & Jan 2018

The ARE Boot Camp is a 10 week virtual study group that helps ARE Candidates prepare for the Architect Registration Exam.

 


The Ultimate List of ARE Study Materials Part 2 – Project Management

The 5.0 ARE Exam comprehensive list of all available study materials for the Project Management (PjM) Architect Registration Exam.

 


The Ultimate List of ARE Study Materials Part 2 – Practice Management

The 5.0 ARE Exam comprehensive list of all available study materials for the Practice Management (PcM) Architect Registration Exam.

 


The ARE Transition BACKUP Plan!

It’s almost June 30th, 2018. YOU’RE RUNNING OUT OF TIME TO FINISH CDS, PPP AND SPD!?!!! Lets be realistic and discuss The ARE Transition BACKUP Plan!

 


Failing the Architecture Exam – Part 2

Failing the Architect Exam is part of the process. You’re only a failure, if you fail to acknowledge this. The ARE requires consistent hard work and focus.

 


The Ultimate List of ARE 5.0 Study Materials: Part 1

A comprehensive list of publishers and study materials available to help you study for the Architect Registration Exams 5.0 exams.



Behind the Scenes of The ARE with Jared Zurn

Architect & NCARB Examination Director, Jared Zurn, shares what to expect from the transition of the ARE 4.0 to ARE 5.0 & how to do your best on test day.



Organizations Who Support Emerging Professionals and Young Architects

A master list of organizations who engage and support Young Architects and Design Emerging Professionals in the architecture industry.

 


Doing The Minimum As An Architect, In Life and On The Exam.

If you can focus on becoming a Better Architect, completing all your exams will become a byproduct of having a successful architecture career.



What’s the Best Testing Order for ARE 5.0?!? Help, I’m Just Getting Started.

What is the best testing order and strategy for taking the Architect Registration Exam 5.0? How does it compare to ARE 4.0? How should I get started?



The Truth About All ARE Study Materials

Understanding how the all ARE study guides get created from the information provided from NCARB. How does this effect the ARE 4.0 to ARE 5.0 transition?

 

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Understanding Architect Licensing in America for Foreign Architects

What is the process for Foreign Architects to practice architecture and be a Licensed Architect in America? A broad overview of the NCARB Process.

 

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How to Get Paid While Studying for the ARE

25 Ways to study for the Architect Registration Exam, during your 9-5 day job at the architecture firm, on real projects with billable hours.

 


10 Ways the ARE Boot Camp Helps You Pass the Architect Exam

The ARE Boot Camp is a very powerful program that helps people pass the Architect Registration Exam and here’s 10 reasons why.

 


Passing The Architect Registration Exam in 7 Months

All the details about how Trevor Nye completed the Architect Registration Exam in 7 months just before his wedding.

 

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The Architect Registration Exam Pep Talk

A little pep talk for the person who is stuck in the middle of taking the Architect Exam.

 

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5 Hard Truths about the Architecture Registration Exam

Five hard truths about the Architecture Registration Exam, that I can appreciate now that I am a Licensed Architect and the ARE process is now in my past.

 

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Dear Future Young Architects… Please Quit Screwing Around!?!!!

 

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How Shame Pushed Me To Get My Architecture License.

Our Friend Steve Ramos explains how SHAME pushed him towards getting his architecture license.

 

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Understanding the Reorganization of ARE 5.0

Let’s discuss the fundamental differences between ARE 4.0 to ARE 5.0.

 

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Don’t Study For CDS Until You Read This!

Here are some thoughts and things to consider about preparing for the CDS exam.

 

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What You Need to Know about ARE 5.0 Webinar

THE ARE 5.0 Reporter shares what he learned at NCARB’s “What You Need to Know About ARE 5.0” Webinar

 

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Review of Designer Hacks ARE Practice Exams

How are Designer Hacks ARE Practice Exams? How does it compare to other Architecture Registration Exam Study material?

 

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How To Pass The ARE Is Now In Audio Book!

Young Architect’s Best Selling Book: How To Pass The Architecture Registration Exam is now available in Audiobook!

 

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6 Tips to Pass The ARE In 2016

Here are 6 quick actionable tips with kicking off 2016 with studying for the Architecture Registration Exam.

 


Learn to Swap Out ARE Practice Vignettes to ARE 3.1

Michael Riscica explains how to change the NCARB Practice Vignettes between 4.0 and 3.1

 

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The ARE Candidate’s Holiday Wish List

A few ideas on how ARE Candidate’s can strategically prepare during the holidays!

 

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Read This Before You Start Studying for BDCS! Seriously!?!!!

Save yourself from going on a wild goose chase while studying for the BDCS exam.

 

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Should I Wait For The ARE 5.0 Transition?

Is it worth waiting until after NCARB completes the ARE 5.0 transition to start taking the Architecture Registration Exam??

 

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Don’t Take the SPD Exam Until You’ve Read This!

Wait… Don’t take the SPD exam until you do these things first.

 

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Review of the Kaplan Architecture ARE 4.0 Study Material

Review of the Kaplan ARE 4.0 Study Materials for the Architecture Registration Exam.

 

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Is Your Local AIA Helping You Prepare For Your ARE’s?!??

How has your local chapter of The American Institutes of Architects (AIA) been helping you prepare

 

10 Things to Consider While You Prepare for Your First Architect Exam

10 Things to Consider While You Prepare for Your First Architect Exam

Studying to take your FIRST Architect Exam is more work than you originally thought it was.

 

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10 Great Reasons To Take The Architect Exam

A List of 10 Fantastic Reasons To Take The Architecture Registration Exam.

 

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5 Common Reasons Why (Smart and Talented) People Don’t Finish the ARE

The Architecture Registration Exam is a very difficult exam. Here is a List of 5 Reasons Why (Smart and Talented) People Don’t Finish the ARE.

 

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The ARE Boot Camp

The ARE Boot Camp is a 10 week program helping ARE Candidates prepare for their first Architecture Registration Exam.

 

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ARE Book Reviews And A Free Chapter

Reviews and feedback about Young Architect’s book: How To Pass The Architecture Registration Exam. Get A Free Chapter!

 

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How’s it going… Finishing The Architect Exam?!??

How are you doing with completing the Architect Exam?? A mid-year checkup and here is the latest ARE news.

 

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Review of The ARE Advisor Vignette Series

Who is the ARE Advisor? What is the NCARB Vignette Series? Who is the product for? How does it compare to Professor Dorf’s book? and some Pros & Cons.

 

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Why I wrote: How to Pass the Architecture Registration Exam 

I never wanted to write an ARE book, yet I ended up writing the ARE that hasnt been written.

 

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How to Pass the Architecture Registration Exam

Young Architect’s resource guide to successfully navigating your way through the ARE process.

 

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Throwing Money at The ARE

During the exams, I realized that Time started to became much more valuable then my money.

 

Review of Gang Chen’s ARE Mock Exam

Review of Gang Chens Mock ARE Exam

A review of Gang Chen’s ARE Mock Exam books for the Architecture Registration Exam.

 

Check out 5 essential tips to accelerate your ARE studying!

5 Tricks to Accelerate Your ARE Studying

5 hacks that will drastically help you pick up the pace with your studying for the Architectural Exam. Accelerate your ARE Studying today!

 

Reading ARE Test Scores

How To Read ARE Test Scores

Did you fail the Architect Registration Exam?? Let me help understand how to read your ARE test scores.

 

Finish The ARE in 2015

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

Make your 2015 New Years resolution to finish the ARE and get this miserable test out of your life. The clock has just started ticking for the ARE 5.0 Transition

 

 

10 Great Reasons NOT TO Get Your Architecture License

10 Great Reasons NOT TO Get Your Architecture License 

I don’t believe that everyone who graduates from architecture school should feel like they need to obtain their architecture license.

 

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Using Practice Exams to study for the Architect Exam

How to appropriately use practice exams as a tool to study for the Architect Registration Exam.

 

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Study For One Architect Exam at a Time

Only worry about one architect exam at a time. Avoid information overload. Not all resources are good for all the exams. Just use your Ballast book.

 

 

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Poor Man’s Graduate School (aka The Architect Exam) 

After architecture school I couldn’t afford graduate school, so instead I took the Architect Exam as my Poor Man’s Grad School.

 

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Why I Studied Everyday

Why it was important to study at least a little bit every day for the ARE.

 

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Review of Architect Exam Prep CDS Enchilada

A thorough review of the Architect Exam Prep’s CDS study material. I also provide some advice on how to get the most out of the information that is provided in the guide.

 

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ARE 5.0 Transition Explained!

An overview of the upcoming changes that are coming to the ARE and what prospective test-takers need to do in preparation of these changes.

 

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What is the Architect Registration Exam (ARE)?

A brief background of the exam, a brief overview of each section of the exam and also provides information about eligibility and confidentiality.

 

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Review of the Ballast ARE Review Manual

A full and unbiased review of the David Kent Ballast, ARE Review Manual. It comes complete with a list of pros and cons of the study aid.

 

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Where do you study for the Architect Exam?

Why studying at home isn’t always the best option. Here are some guidelines for finding a good place outside the home to study.

 

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Using Flashcards for the Architect Registration Exam

I explain how I putting all my information on flashcards rather than notebooks was a good move as I studied for the ARE. I provide pictures and explanations on how to create flashcards for the ARE.

 

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What is the best testing order for the Architect Registration Exam?

There is no set-in-stone order for taking the ARE. Here are some good ideas on some effective testing orders.

 

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Just studying harder isn’t always better.

Some excellent study tricks for getting through the ARE. Future test-takers who need to move beyond pouring through the texts will find lots of helpful hints that will help them better absorb information.

 

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Building Momentum studying for the ARE

In this post I share how I built up his mental momentum in order to power through taking the ARE. I provide some sage advice for those who need to find inspiration and energy to get through the entire battery of the exams.

 

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Failing the Architect Registration Exam

This post provides different scenarios for possibly failing one or multiple parts of the ARE. It also provides some soothing words to ease the minds of test-takers and simple advice for passing the tests the second time around.

 

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The Life of a Project – Diagram

This post simply provides a diagram of the life of an architecture project. It shows the relationship between owner, architect, contractor, time and money. It became a very useful tool when I was studying for the CDS Exam

 

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Confidentiality and the Architect Registration Exam 

Confidentially is important when taking the ARE. This post discusses the 2009 incident involving ARE Candidates cheating on the exams. It covers specific activities that are allowable and those that are considered cheating, which were originally written by NCARB.

 

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ARE Test Day Advice

This post focuses on some good advice for the test day. It covers tips for the few days before the exam to celebrating the completion of it.

 

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The ULTIMATE list of ARE study material (Part 3: The Vignettes)

This blog provides a vast overview of the vignette portion of the ARE. It does not provide step-by-step instructions but rather gives those taking the ARE a big-picture view of the vignettes. It includes a six-step process on learning the vignettes.

 

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The ULTIMATE List Of ARE Study Material (Part 2: Each Specific Multiple Choice Exam)

This post is the second in the series that breaks down study material. This post provides an overview of the content of each exam, explains what the vignettes are like and what my experience was like.

 

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The ULTIMATE List Of ARE Study Material (Part I: Study Material Overview)

This blog is the first in a series of three that provide information on study materials for the ARE. This part specifically provides a comprehensive overview of locating the study materials that can be used on all 7 exams for the ARE.

 

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5 Lessons I Learned Studying For The ARE

Offers some great insight as to what prospective architects will be expected to make as they prepare for exam.  There are obstacles that will be encountered and a great time commitment will be required. This post helps assure future architects that the end result is worth it.

 

 

December 13, 2013 – Getting my Architecture License

Thank You to those who helped me get through the grueling process of taking the ARE and earning my architecture license.

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