Intro to the A.R.E. / Programming Planning & Practice
THIS EXAM SECTION IS PRIMARILY TESTING YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE PRACTICE OF ARCHITECTURE AS IT RELATES TO ZONING, PROGRAMMING, AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT.
This is an ‘umbrella’ section of the exam. Other exams are more specific about their content, while this type of exam tends to be a catch-all for both the Construction Documents & Services Exam as well as the Site Planning & Design Exam. Studying for and passing those exams first may be a good way to study for this exam if taken in quick succession.
You need to understand the fundamentals behind how a project is conceived at a contractual and planning level. Other conceptual ideas about practice and how a project should be run will often times be found in this exam. Understanding these concepts and how they may be applied is vital to your success here.