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Courses

 
 
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SketchUp Architecture

Online Course

Want to learn SketchUp the right way? We'll teach you step-by-step and break down everything an Architect should know to complete a 3D project in SketchUp.

 

Templates

 
 
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Piano

Complete 5-Template Resume Package

Looking for a job is difficult enough without trying to come up with a professional resume from scratch. It can take hours of research and tweaking just to understand what should be in your resume, let alone what it should look like.

Evolving Architect has developed a resume package with a clean, modern design to help you focus on the content rather than the layout.

 
 
 

ARE Calendar

Complete 3-Template Calendar Package

Do you ever feel like the ARE is too big of a project for you to tackle? Do you want to understand the steps you need to take and have them written down somewhere? You’re not alone.

The Evolving Architect Calendar is a 3-part Calendar (Annual, Monthly, and Weekly) to help you navigate the ARE and plan your attack accordingly.

 

Clothing

 
 

Evolving Architect T-Shirt

Unisex Black T-Shirt

Are you an Evolving Architect? Show your pride for the community with an official Evolving Architect T-Shirt!

 
 
 

Modern Architect Masters T-Shirt

Unisex Black T-Shirt

There are Architects and then there are the Masters of Architecture. In the early 20th Century, several of these Masters emerged and changed the face of the profession. It only felt right that they should be placed on something as permanent as a shirt.

 
 

ARE Guides (4.0)

PLEASE NOTE: that the Architect Registration Exam is no longer taken in version 4.0. However, each of these ARE 4.0 Intro Guides can help you unlock many other resources you need to be successful on the current version of the ARE.

 
 
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Construction Documents & Services (CDS)

ARE 4.0 Intro Guide

This Exam Section is primarily testing your knowledge of the Practice of Architecture. Architecture isn't just fun sketches, cool ideas, and ‘poof’ there's a building! You need to understand the roles all stakeholders (Owner, Contractor, Architect in particular) play in the creation of a building.

Related ARE 5.0 Divisions:

  • Practice Management

  • Project Management

  • Project Development & Documentation

  • Construction & Evaluation

 
 
 
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Site Planning & Design (SPD)

ARE 4.0 Intro Guide

This Exam Section is all about the way a building is designed according to its relationship with the existing site.

Related ARE 5.0 Divisions:

  • Programming & Analysis

  • Project Planning & Design

 
 
 
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Programming, Planning, & Practice (PPP)

ARE 4.0 Intro Guide

This Exam Section is primarily testing your knowledge of the Practice of Architecture as it relates to zoning, programming, and project management.

Related ARE 5.0 Divisions:

  • Practice Management

  • Project Management

  • Programming & Analysis

 
 
 
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Schematic Design (SD)

ARE 4.0 Intro Guide

This Exam is all about your understanding of how to lay out a building at both the macro and micro levels. There is NO Multiple Choice portion to this Exam Section. Huzzah! However, that doesn’t mean that this will be a walk in the park either. You still have to follow a series of specific steps and programmatic parameters to succeed at Schematic Design.

Related ARE 5.0 Divisions:

  • Project Planning & Design

 
 
 
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Building Design & Construction Systems (BDCS)

ARE 4.0 Intro Guide

This Exam is all about the construction methods, materials, and tactile systems related to the architectural discipline. By nature, it is also a very broad exam that covers major material families like concrete, masonry, wood and steel, as well as miscellaneous systems like windows, plaster, roofing, and finishes (to name just a few).

Related ARE 5.0 Divisions:

  • Project Planning & Design

  • Project Development & Documentation

 
 
 
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Structural Systems (SS)

ARE 4.0 Intro Guide

This Exam is all about your understanding of how a building reacts to both general and lateral forces structurally. You need to be aware of the different types of structural systems that you can use on a given project, why you would use them, and what the implications of each has upon the rest of the building.

Related ARE 5.0 Divisions:

  • Project Planning & Design

  • Project Development & Documentation

 
 
 
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Building Systems (BS)

ARE 4.0 Intro Guide

This Exam is all about your understanding of how mechanical, electrical, plumbing, lighting, and specialty systems are integrated into a building design. Basically, this is the ‘grab bag’ Exam Section.

Related ARE 5.0 Divisions:

  • Project Planning & Design

  • Project Development & Documentation