Pass on the First Try: ARE Strategy Discussion with 3 Young Architects

Learn from 3 architects who discuss their paths to the ARE with Black Spectacles Founder Marc Teer and architect Mike Newman.

In this live episode, Marc Teer and Mike Newman were joined by a panel of 3 young architects who are each taking a different route to the Architect Registration Exam (ARE). Laura Crane, Associate at bKL Architecture LLC who recently completed the exam in version 4.0, Sarah Hitchcock of Gensler who is taking the 5-Exam Plan (a combination of ARE 4.0 and ARE 5.0), and Greg Kristo of Stantec Architecture who will be taking the entire exam in version 5.0.

Hear each of our panelists discuss their approach to the ARE including study strategies, study materials and resources, advice they'd give other young architects or the best advice they've received themselves, and why their exam approach is the right one for them. Listen in and get some first-hand tips and advice to help you choose your own ARE path.

Mike Newman is an instructor for the AIA ARE Prep Curriculum powered by Black Spectacles, he’s an Adjunct Professor at the School of the Art Institute Chicago, and he also runs his own architectural practice, SHED Chicago.

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