The Black Spectacles ARE® Live Podcast is your home for navigating the road to passing the Architect Registration Exam (ARE®) and becoming a licensed architect.
Episodes include discussions about specific ARE & NCARB topics, interviews with distinguished architects & guests, and recordings of live broadcasts covering specific exam topics and questions and answers from a live audience.
First ever NCARB Approved Test Prep Provider for all 6 divisions of ARE 5.0.
ARE Live: ARE Testing Tips for ESL Candidates
In our upcoming ARE Live episode on September 16, we’ll be hosting a panel discussion on ARE Testing Tips for ESL (English as a Second Language) Candidates. We'll have a few guest speakers join us to share their experiences with the licensure process as non-native English speakers, as well as their top testing tips on how to overcome a language barrier on the ARE.
ARE Live: CE Exercise
At our next ARE Live broadcast on Thursday, August 12 at noon CT, we’ll run through an exercise from one of our Virtual Workshops with Instructor Jori Colarusso. She’ll review a Construction & Evaluation exercise and discuss issues related to the bidding process, including project delivery methods and contractor selection. This is a great opportunity to see how hands-on and in-depth our Virtual Workshops are, so don’t miss it. Be sure to answer the exercise questions in advance so you can review your answers live with Jori! https://blackspectacles.typeform.com/to/ZcJ83zuw
ARE Live: PA Mock Exam
At this ARE Live broadcast on July 22, 2021, we’ll review some of the most important concepts of Programming & Analysis, and share some extra practice exam questions as we review a mock exam with Mike Newman. We’ll go through about five questions that cover PA knowledge and skills related to researching and evaluating client requirements, building code and zoning regulations, and site data. Be sure to go through the mock exam ahead of time so you can review your answers live with Mike! https://blackspectacles.typeform.com/to/qwWfOgu7
ARE Live: ARE Testing Order & Strategy
At this ARE Live broadcast on June 17, 2021, we’ll be hosting a panel discussion on ARE testing order and strategy. We’ll talk with licensed architects who will share their strategies behind the order in which they took their exams, and how to best prepare.
ARE Live: PjM Virtual Workshop Preview
At our next ARE Live broadcast on May 20, 2021, we’ll run through an exercise from one of our Virtual Workshops with instructor Darion Ziegler. She’ll go through a Project Management exercise and discuss issues related to office standards, development of project teams, and overall project control of client, fee and risk management. This is a great opportunity to see how hands-on and in-depth our Virtual Workshops are, so don’t miss it! To get the full benefit, go through the problems ahead of time so you can analyze your answers live with Darion! https://blackspectacles.typeform.com/to/YFkMCT5d
ARE Live: Practice Management Mock Exam
At our next ARE Live broadcast on April 15, 2021, we’ll review some of the most important concepts of Practice Management, and share some extra practice exam questions as we review a mock exam with Mike Newman. We’ll go through about five questions that cover PcM knowledge and skills related to pre-contract tasks including negotiation, human resource management, and consultant development. Be sure to go through the mock exam ahead of time so you can review your answers live with Mike! https://blackspectacles.typeform.com/to/mFgNch0g
After graduating from grad school in Chicago I moved to a rural town in Maryland with little to no Architectural community. This podcast has helped me stay sane while getting ready to take my ARE exams and I feel like I'm right there with you guys!
Very helpful - thank you!
Professionally presented material to help you pass the A.R.E. Great insight and wonderfully produced, makes it "fun" to actually study for this test. I have been making it a point to listen as often as possible to immerse myself as I am planning to take my final 3 exams this year. Thanks!
on the go
I decided to listen to the 1st podcast, “How to get Started Passing the ARE” on a morning run. Wow! I am so happy I spent that time listening to the tips Mike Newman had to offer! He’s got some great insight and I really like how he shares logical ideas. I’m sure I’ll listen to it more than once, there’s a ton of good stuff here!