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Architectural History I - ARE Supplemental Course - Canceled
February 8

This ARE Supplemental Course has been canceled.

The Young Architects Forum has scheduled the 2017 Architect Registration Exam (ARE) Prep Courses.

With the launch of ARE 5.0, some candidates plan to complete their testing under ARE 4.0 while others plan to combine ARE 4.0 with ARE 5.0 in order to only take five tests. While the format and division organization of ARE 5.0 is quite different, much of the content overlaps with 4.0. Our 2017 ARE Prep Series will provide inclusive learning and applicable resources for ARE candidates regardless of the test version they intend to complete.

The graphic vignette content specific to 4.0 is now condensed into a single-day session. Practice Management content new to 5.0 is presented in a separate course. We also added a general study session to provide an open coaching and review forum for those looking for additional personal guidance. And once again, we will offer supplemental courses to provide an overview of topics found throughout all exams.

All ARE sessions offer continuing education credit and can be taken by members as review sessions.

Architectural History I – Egypt to the Renaissance

This session provides an overview of early periods of architecture, covering examples of structures from the Egyptians through the Renaissance. Using the Vitruvian principles of commodity, firmness and delight, participants will examine and define characteristics of each period.

• Participants will examine major monuments from numerous style periods, including Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Early Christian, Byzantine, Gothic and the Renaissance.

• Participants will consider design elements and social influences that define particular styles.

• Participants will examine structural systems, available materials and construction trends that contribute to the development of each style.

• Participants will consider the influence of both design concepts and structural advances as they contribute to the architectural form of subsequent periods.

2 HSW LU. $25 for AIA members and $35 for non-members. The cost includes refreshments and study materials. Advance registration is required one week prior to class. Information on our ARE Prep Series and registration for this session are available on our ARE page.