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ARE Exam Series: Programming and Analysis (CE)
April 17
10:00a-3:00p


Each year the AIA Northern Virginia Young Architects Forum organizes seminars for those preparing to take the Architect Registration Exam® (ARE). Our award-winning series offers the opportunity to learn from a professional in each subject area and use that knowledge in preparation for the ARE. This year’s series runs from January to July. Session will be held virtually.

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

Individual courses $50 for AIA members, $75 for non-AIA members.
Series package of all 6 sessions: $250 for AIA members, $400 for non-AIA members.

Complete schedule and registration are available here.

Programming and Analysis

This course is designed to help candidates to take the Programming and Analysis section of the Architect Registration Examination 5.0 (ARE 5.0). The course content focuses on conducting project type analysis, establishment of qualitative and quantitative project requirements, evaluation of project site and context, and assessment of economic issues.

The course content focuses on the range of responsibilities associated with site-specific environmental opportunities and constraints; the ability to identify relevant code, zoning and land use requirements for various site types; identify attributes of a site and be able to synthesize reports along with other graphical representations; evaluate documentation, reports, assessments and analyses which inform the building program including project budget and schedule.

Learning Objectives
• Evaluate site-specific environmental, socio-cultural opportunities, and site-specific environmental constraints such as floodplains, unstable soil, radon, lead, brownfields, abandoned structures, and other natural or built features. Determine optimal use of onsite resources by incorporating sustainability principles while minimizing disturbance of the site and preserving existing natural features.
• Participants will identify relevant code requirements for building and site types as well as applicable zoning and land use requirements. They will identify relevant local and site-specific requirements and how they may impact the site and building development.
• Participants will synthesize site reports with other documentation and analysis in order to determine the feasibility of a project and selection of the appropriate consultants. They will analyze graphical representations regarding site analysis and site programming.
• Participants will identify and prioritize components of the building program while determining alternatives for building and structural systems for given programmatic requirements, preliminary budget, and schedule. They will analyze graphical representations regarding building analysis and building programming.

5 LU|HSW