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ARE Exam Series: Programming, Planning + Practice
February 11
10:00a-2:00p


At AECOM, 3101 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22201 and via simulcast at AECOM, Wells Fargo Tower, 10 South Jefferson Street, 16th Floor, Roanoke, VA 24011.

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.


Programming, Planning + Practice:

In preparation for the Architect Registration Examination, participants will explore the application of project development knowledge and skills relating to architectural programming; environmental, social, and economic issues; codes and regulations; and project and practice management.

• Participants will consider programming and analysis, examining the nature and considerations of architectural design; form prototypes including organizational values, organization and design, organizational factors, organizational patterns, and determinants of form; programming and space needs; and building prototypes, including housing, hotels, schools, retail, theaters, hospitals and parking facilities.

• Participants will consider environmental, social and economic issues, examining the design relationship to the human body; urban design; the relationship between the urban environment and the physical and psychological well-being of society; environmental factors including climate, ecology and sustainable design; and land analysis.

• Participants will examine codes and regulations as they affect land and building regulation and zoning ordinances and building codes.

• Participants will consider elements of project and practice management including scheduling of design and construction, budget analysis and cost estimating, delivery methods, and structuring the architectural design team.

4 HSW LU. $40 for AIA members and $60 for non-members. The cost includes lunch 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