Episode 1: ARE Podcast is Launched! [Podcast]

Whoop! Whoop! It’s the launch of the ARE podcast, the only podcast dedicated to inspiring and motivating you to help you successfully prepare for and pass the Architect Registration Exam. It’s showtime!!!

episode 1

We (as in David, Eric, and Aubrey) are SO thrilled to be launching the ARE Podcast!

In this inaugural episode, we discuss the following topics;

  1. Meet the co-founders, David, Eric, and Aubrey.
  2. Our motivation for creating ArchitectExamPrep.com.
  3. How long it took us to pass the ARE. Aubrey and Eric are superheroes, David not so much.
  4. We are all licensed architects in California.
  5. What to expect from the ARE Podcast.
  6. The Ultimate Whole Enchilada study package.
  7. The value of adding an audio component to your studying process.
  8. Focus – Eric discusses how focus can apply to your preparation for the ARE.
  9. Discipline – Aubrey discusses discipline and how she used it to knock out the ARE in just under 5 months.

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By |2019-01-21T18:39:50+00:00September 14th, 2013|Categories: Announcements, Podcast|4 Comments

About the Author:

David Doucette
David Doucette, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP is founder of Architect Exam Prep and CSEprep.com and has been helping candidates successfully prepare for and pass the California Supplemental Exam (CSE) for the last four years. He also hosts a podcast dedicated to preparing for the California Supplemental Exam as well as CSE Video Tips at CSEprep.com.


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    Darlene Smtih September 15, 2013 at 7:49 am

    Loved the podcast, you 3 were awesome, makes me wish I went to architectural school so that I could study with you. I will be checking in on your podcasts. Love how you all share your personal stories! Good Luck!

  2. David
    David September 15, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Thanks Darlene my darling sister! We’re very excited as you might be able to tell 😉

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    Leah January 22, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    I just stumbled upon your podcast this morning. The podcast was very encouraging! I’m taking SPD in a few weeks (gulp). Looking forward to listening to more podcasts.

  4. David
    David January 23, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    Hi Leah! I’m SO glad you found us because we can share your journey together 🙂

    Good luck on SPD, keep us posted.


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About Architect Exam Prep LLC

We are two licensed architects who have a love for teaching and helping people get their license.  For the last decade, Architect Exam Prep has helped thousands of candidates pass their AREs through their fun and innovative study guides and coaching programs.

About the A.R.E.

The Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) is an exam of 6 divisions used to assess your knowledge and skills regarding the practice of Architecture. Developed by NCARB, the exam is accepted by every state in the U.S. as a pathway to becoming a Licensed Architect.