Licensure Stories

Licensure Stories: How I Overcame 2 Failed Exams and a New Language to Become One of Ecuador's 1st Licensed Architects

Introducing Licensure Stories! We explore the personal journeys of architects who have successfully navigated the path to licensure via the ARE exams.

On this episode of Licensure Stories, Marc Teer (founder of Black Spectacles) is joined by Andres Gonzalez, an accomplished architect at BLUR Workshop based in Atlanta, Georgia.

You’ll learn why Andres chose to get licensed, how Andres studied with English as his second language, how he changed his mindset after failing two exams in a row, and what licensure means to him. Here's how Andres passed all 6 divisions of the ARE 5.0 Exam (Practice Management, Project Management, Programming & Analysis, Project Planning & Design, Project Development & Documentation and Construction & Evaluation). This is Andres Gonzalez’s Licensure Story.

Meet Andres: