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
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.
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.
Version 5.0 of the Architect’s Registration Exam (ARE) is being introduced at the end of 2016. After 20 years in service, the current version (ARE 4.0) will be retired after June 2018. While this is exciting news, it could also upset your carefully planned timeline to studying and passing.
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.
The New Year is a good reminder to set and review your goals. A successful career in Architecture doesn’t happen by luck or by chance. It requires a clear vision of what you want, setting tangible goals, and then assigning tasks to work toward those goals. There are 168 hours in a week. Assuming you sleep 7 hours a night (and you should), that leaves around 119 hours.
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.
We are productivity nerds. In fact, if you’re reading this, you probably are as well. Any professional that takes their work seriously would naturally want to find new tools and software to help them do their job faster and to remove repetition from their day. So we’ve put together a list of our best kept secrets that put more time back into our day and free us up to focus on more important things: like design!
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
Asking for more money can be a stressful and awkward experience. In fact, nearly two-thirds of employees don’t ask for a raise (instead they just wait for it to happen). But by not asking for a raise, you could be hurting your career, as well as your financial future. As architects, we don’t make as much
The first vignette for the Schematic Design exam, administered by NCARB, is the Interior Layout vignette. For this vignette, you will need to layout an interior space with furniture, partition walls and doors.
The final vignette for the Building Design & Construction Systems exam, administered by NCARB, is the Roof Layout vignette. For this vignette, you will need to layout a roof plan showing all the elements required by the program.
Continuing on in the Building Design & Construction Systems exam administered by NCARB, next we will discuss the Stair Layout vignette. For this vignette, you will need to connect three levels in a building with a stair that meets the program requirements.
The NCARB software for practice vignettes is not the most intuitive program and it can be a struggle just to figure out how to use the basic tool functions. Well have no fear, because we just added NEW Tools Intro videos! You spoke. We listened. This has been one of the most requested products from
The Building Design & Construction Systems division is one I consider to be a "cumulative" exam because it touches on a lot of topics from the other 6 AREs. In addition to a very broad range of questions in the multiple choice portion, there are THREE vignettes, the most of all the 7 exams. First,
The Building Systems exam covers a lot of topics that you may not be very familiar with if you are early in your architectural career. Thankfully, the Mechanical and Electrical Layout Vignette for the Building Systems exam is the exception. Like the other NCARB vignettes, no prior working experience is necessary in order to complete this
The here are two vignettes in the Site Planing & Design exam - Site Design and Site Grading. Here we will cover what you should keep in mind for the Site Grading vignette. For this vignette, you will need to grade the topography around a site element that you will place on the site. This top
The Structural Systems exam can be daunting - but on the plus side there is only one vignette to solve. The Structural Layout vignette is fairly straight forward and should have a straight forward, simple solution to match. For this vignette, you will need to design the layout for the structural system of a simple building
It's been a long road for you to get to this point. And you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. These 7 Steps will help you finalize your road map as you head into the homestretch for taking and completing the Architect Registration Exam. STEP 1: NCARB and YOU STEP 2: NCARB's Certification Guidelines