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10 Great Reasons NOT TO Get Your Architecture License

    In January 2014, I started writing this blog for young architects and have spent a lot of time rambling on and on about the Architecture Registration Exam. For me personally, I had to complete the journey of becoming an architect no matter what I did. It was hugely important to me to finish what I … Continue Reading

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ARE Study Schedule – Step by Step Guide

  Learning how to study might be one of the most difficult parts of preparing for the ARE. In my conversations with individuals who read … Continue Reading

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October 2014 Instagrams

October was an awesome month. It always is. Chuck and I visited Bob, We went to the balloon fiesta, It was my birthday and then it was … Continue Reading

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Using Practice Exams to Study for the Architect Exam

Note: At the bottom of this blog post I give links to ARE practice exams for each ARE division.  Click here to jump down to bottom of post  I … Continue Reading

Study for One Architect Exam at a time

Study For One Architect Exam at a Time

  There is a big learning curve involved when someone starts studying for the architect exam. The process of getting up to speed is time … Continue Reading

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The Architect’s Guide to Glue and Tape

Your architecture model is only as good as the glue that holds it together. A few months ago I wrote a blog post called Building Great … Continue Reading


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Balloon Fiesta 2014

A few weeks ago when I was in New York City, I told my bestfriend Chuck that I was going to visit our dear friend Bob Potter in Albuquerque to … Continue Reading

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September 2014 Photos

      Check out my previous months photos: August … Continue Reading


Poor Man’s Graduate School (aka The Architect Exam)

I loved Architecture School. Architecture school was probably one of the happiest times in my life. I was the biggest nerd. I would get really … Continue Reading


Instagram for Architects

As an Architect, I have always been an extremely visual person. Naturally, I have always thought in pictures, diagrams and shapes. I have also … Continue Reading

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Why I Studied Everyday

A few weeks ago I wrote a blogpost for the NCARB Blog called “Why I Studied Everyday”. In the end, Studying every single day became the driving … Continue Reading

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August 2014 Photos

  Check out my previous months photos: July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014  December … Continue Reading


Review of Architect Exam Prep CDS Enchilada

Architect Exam Prep is relatively new to the Architect Registration Exam study guide scene. They started putting study material out in 2013 and … Continue Reading

NCARB ARE 5.0 Transition Explained

ARE 5.0 Transition Explained

  “The only thing that is constant, is change.” - Heraclitus The Architect Registration Exam is going through a huge change. In 2013 the NCARB … Continue Reading


July 2014 Photos

Check out my previous months photos: June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014  December 2013 November 2013 October … Continue Reading


What is the Architect Registration Exam?

The Architect Registration Examination (ARE) is developed and maintained by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). … Continue Reading

Ballast Architect Registration Exam Review Manual

Review of The Ballast ARE Review Manual

   All 7 Divisions of the ARE under One Long Span Roof The Ballast book was one of the most important books for me when I took the Architect … Continue Reading

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Fancy Hands For Architects

An Imaginary Friend For the past few months I have had a little imaginary friend that does all the annoying things that I don’t want to do. Ya … Continue Reading