Are we there yet? Are we there yet? ARE we there yet?
I found myself constantly asking this question back when I was studying for the Architect Registration Exam (AREs). After one year and 6 months, I finally finished all 7 exams. That was 2014!
But then getting licensed didn’t stop me from asking the question. If anything, completing 6 years of schooling, gaining hundreds of hours of work experience as an intern, and finally passing all the exams, was only the beginning. And so I came to realize maybe “Are we there yet?” wasn’t really a question – it was more a state of mind. Tacky, but real and worth asking nonetheless.
This blog started as a platform for me to share random tips and graphics about the AREs. As I move on to the professional world with a license to practice architecture, it will slowly transition into a collection of my thoughts, my reflections on what it means, and what it takes to be an architect and an entrepreneur, along with some practical information.
I thought about getting a new account and starting everything anew, but then I thought, it’s only logical to pick up where I left off, both literally and conceptually. So here I am, starting to write again. Bottom line, this blog has always made me feel less alone, and I hope it does the same to you.
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Thanks for the follow! I’m excited to follow your blog. The ARE is so daunting! Looking forward to learning a thing or two for when I begin that adventure :)
Thank you for taking the time and energy to create this blog. I passed my first exam (SD) just like you did, but failed PPP. Got discouraged and just haven’t been motivated to study again. But after reading your posts and looking at your charts, I am somehow starting to get motivated again. I suck at resolutions but passing all of the ARE exams will be my number 1 priority this year. Please keep up the good work!
Joel – I have a similar goal of passing the exams this year. I encourage you to take and pass the CDS and PPP sections, because those would be the most costly to make up in the ARE 5.0 structure. http://www.ncarb.org/ARE/~/media/Files/PDF/Brochure/ARE5_CreditModel.pdf
Thank you for the note Joel. Glad you are motivated… you can do it!!! Good luck!!!
Candy, thanks for this blog and the great resources you have put together! I admire your energy, talent, and sense of humor.