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ARE 4.0 Registration Deadline

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

ARE 4.0 vs. ARE 5.0 – Should I stay or should I go?

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.

ARE 5.0 Overview – Change Is Coming

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!).

What’s Your Motivation?

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.

Goal Setting Tips for Young Architects

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.

Our 18 Favorite Productivity Tools For Architects

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!

5 Must Know Tips For the Building Layout Vignette SD

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

5 Top Tips For the Mechanical and Electrical Vignette

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

7 Steps On Your Final Road To Licensure

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