Should Contractors simply be treated as hired help or indentured servants? Or do they deserve the same respect as other building professionals?
Are you thinking about striking out on your own? Wondering what it's like to work with clients?
What if YOU are the reason you’re not passing the ARE?
Join Eric for a candid interview with Jared Zurn, Director of Examination as they discuss in depth topics related to 5.0. If you're taking 5.0, this is a must listen to episode.
ARE 5.0 is here! And we're scared as hell! Okay, maybe not THAT scared, but we've learned you're worried so we put together the Top 5 Fears for 5.0 to help calm your nerves. We're back! Eric has been talking on the phone to a lot of you and we've been learning of your
There’s still time!! Become eligible for ARE 4.0 by October 31, 2016 to take advantage of the 5.0 Transition Plan!! If you’ve heard of the transition plan from ARE 4.0 to 5.0, then you know if you play your cards strategically, you could finish the ARE’s in only 5 exams. Since NCARB announced the launch
Our choices of material selection might seem a minimal undertaking. But when you step back and look at the bigger picture, Architects can have a big impact on the environment simply by the material choices we make.
Although we may not realize until years after architecture school, the problem solving skills and the ability to endure criticism is a valuable life skill that few other educational programs are able to offer.
The word “intern” usually brings to mind the image of a young kid, maybe still in college or just out, running around an office doing odd jobs, delivering coffee and working for very little to no money.
Eric spent an action packed two days with NCARB a couple of weeks ago to learn all about 5.0 including the new format and the 4.0 transition plan. Tune in as we discuss the highlights of what Eric learned over the two days.
If you’ve been following our blogs and podcasts recently, we’ve been talking about ARE 5.0 quite a bit. This change will be the first major overhaul of the ARE since 2008 so it’s important to be aware of the changes and find out the best way to make this change work to your advantage.
A lot of buzz has been happening within the last couple of months about NCARB's new ARE 5.0 hitting the streets in late 2016. In this episode, we discuss the overview as well as a strategy to transition from 4.0 to 5.0 that includes taking only 5 of the new 6 exams.
I’m sure you have likely heard by now that NCARB will be rolling out a brand new ARE 5.0 sometime later this year (if you haven’t heard this news, stick around, it will be a hot topic this month!).
Early on in my journey to become licensed, I had several people ask me “why do you want to be an architect?” For me, the answer was simple – it’s what I’ve always wanted to do. I knew from the time I was about 11 years old that this was my career path, so I did everything I could to make sure I’d see that dream come to fruition.
It's that time of year to look back on where you've been and look forward to where you want to go. The best way to look ahead is create clear and actionable goals. We discuss how to identify and set goals and help you put steps in place to make sure 2016 is a smashing success!
It’s that time of year again. Time to look towards the New Year as a fresh start, a clean slate, and a new beginning. Tradition tells us we should make a list of everything we want to change about ourselves and our lives and make a resolution to follow through in the New Year, to make this year better than the last.
Maybe you're not able to find a full time job. Or maybe you're looking for a change. Whatever your reason, you might want to consider a new role as a Consultant. You can become a valuable asset to several firms at one time and add more variety to your workload. It could be an alternative
At some point in our young architecture careers, we will be faced with an opportunity to moonlight. It may come from mom or dad, a cousin, or long lost relative. When you're in architecture, word travels among your family and you'll soon hear from Uncle Al who needs a new deck designed. But the question is, should you do it?
The second vignette for the Schematic Design exam, administered by NCARB, is the Building Layout vignette. For this vignette, you will need to layout spaces within a building based on the required adjacency, views and level requirements of the program. It is fairly easy to say of all the NCARB vignettes, this is the one
For some of us, becoming an Architect is something we have envisioned since we were beginning to walk. For others, we don't realize it until later in life. Becoming an Architect can be one of the most rewarding experiences in your life.