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The Truth About All ARE Study Materials

By Michael Riscica

  My Relationship with ARE Study Materials I’ve started writing reviews of The Ballast and Architect Exam Prep study materials for ARE 5.0. Since many Young Architect readers are curious about my opinion, they’ve begged me to get this done as quickly as possible. Guys, I’m working on it. I like to go through each […]


Understanding Architect Licensing in America for Foreign Architects

By Michael Riscica

The Emails I Receive From Foreign Architects Ever since I began Young Architect 3 years ago, I have received a significant amount of email from Foreign Architects around the world, who’re frustrated, annoyed, and even furious about the Architect Licensing rules in America. Most of these emails are along the lines of… “In my country, […]


5 Hard Truths about the Architecture Registration Exam

By Michael Riscica

I’m not an Architect; I’m a Licensed Architect. I graduated from architecture school, completed several years of internship hours and paperwork, and passed 7 brutal exams. And finally, I obtained my architecture license two years ago. It was a lot of work, therefore, I refer to myself a Licensed Architect, not just an Architect. I’m […]


Review of Designer Hacks ARE Practice Exams

By Michael Riscica

At this point Young Architect has thoroughly reviewed all of the major ARE study materials with blog posts, including: Gang Chen’s Mock ARE Exams Kaplan ARE Study Materials The Ballast ARE Review Manual The ARE Advisor Vignette Guides The Architect Exam Prep CDS Enchilada  In November 2015, released a new practice exam product for […]


How To Pass The ARE Is Now In Audio Book!

By Michael Riscica

This post is part of a series on NCARB’s Architecture Registration Exam. Having recently completed this long process, the series examines my journey and the various things I learned along the way. Click here to see all the posts of my Architecture Registration Exam Series. I DID IT! Getting How To Pass The Architecture Registration Exam recorded […]

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