Intro to the A.R.E. / Site Planning & Design
THIS EXAM SECTION IS ALL ABOUT THE WAY A BUILDING IS DESIGNED ACCORDING TO ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH THE EXISTING SITE.
Unlike Programming, Planning, & Practice which is heavier on issues related to zoning, history, and other abstract issues, Site Planning & Design is first and foremost about the practicalities related to a given site. Issues tested here lean towards tactile site construction methods, building orientation, soil conditions, testing, etc.
That's not to say that theoretical applications aren't tested as well, just that the emphasis here is about how to build on a site. Other tests emphasize social and governmental implications more heavily.