Beginning February 2009, The AIA New York Chapter and it's Emerging New York Architects committee (ENYA) launched a pilot Boot Camp Review program to get intern architects in shape for the Architect Registration Examination (ARE). The Boot Camp runs in full two times a year, Winter/Spring and Fall. Details are below.
We also schedule intensive 3-day workshops. One with David Thaddeus in preparation for the Structures Division of the exam; the second with Michael Ermann, focuses on the Building Systems Exam Division.
Please see details on all programs below as well as information on our ARE study materials lending library.
If you would like to be added to the notification list for ARE related events, click here; be sure to include your full name, email address and any particular areas of interest.
Architect Registration Exam Review Classes
ARE Boot Camp Review Classes
We offer ARE Boot Camp Series on a seasonal basis.
Fall 2013 Series:
Eight Sundays between September and December with most sessions running 10 am - 1pm; but Structures sessions classes run 10 am-4 pm; all will be held at the Center For Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place.
Based on the ARE 4.0, this series is a blend of content review, study strategies, tips and tricks, and sample questions. The sessions are led by licensed AIANY Chapter members, both recent test takers and experienced practitioners. Registrants can sign up for multiple or single sessions.
Fall 2013 Dates (subject to change)
9/15 - PPP
9/29 - BDCS
10/6 - CDS
10/20 - BS
Registration for these first four sessions is now open. Click here to register or visit the individual calendar dates to see instructors.
New Dates for 2nd Half of Boot Camp!
11/3 - Site Planning and Design
11/24 - Schematic Design
12/1 - Structural Systems (part one - multi-choice)
12/8 - Structural Systems (part two - m/c and Vignette)
Registraton for these sessionsis open. NOTE: if you registered for other sessions you will need to select the "Change" button to add these sessions to your previousl registration. Click here to register
Time frame is 10 am - 1 pm; except for two structures sessions 10 am - 3 pm.
2013 Registration Fees:
EXCEPT: $50/session for each Structures session for non-members
Join and Attend first 4 Sessions: $275*
Join and Attend last 4 Sessions: $275*
*All Join and Attend memberships require submission of an application and appropriate educational or alternate documentation, if these materials are not submitted to the chapter by stated deadline for the session the member dues portion of the registration fee is forfeit.
Pre-requisites: Basic knowledge of the ARE Exam structure and NCARB practice software is recommended. Resources such as free Study Guides and practice software can be downloaded through the NCARB Website.
Registration is not yet open. Once released you can click here to pay; or visit each calendar date for instructor details and a registration link.
ARE Building Systems Seminar by Michael Ermann
The seminar covers materials for the Building Systems division of the ARE and will conclude with a brief practice exam at the end of each day.
Three-Day Weekend Seminar
Time: 8 am- 5 pm each day
Next Session January 3, 4, 5, 2014.
Registration now open; click here for details and registration link.
Click here for a PDF description and student recommendations.
ARE Structures Seminar by David J. Thaddeus, AIA, NCARB
The ARE Structures, Seminar covers the Structural Systems division of the ARE, including General Structures, Lateral Forces and the Structural Framing Vignette
Three-Day Weekend Seminar
Next Offering date: March 2014
Schedule: Friday, Sat, and Sunday 8 am - 7 pm
General Registration will open in Jan. 2014; click here for details and registration link.
This course will also return to the AIA New York Chapter August 2014.
Study Materials Purchase and Lending Library:
ARE Boot Camp course registration does not include books/study material. AIA members and patrons can purchase discounted materials through shopping links to PPI on the member benefits page.
The Chapter also thanks Kaplan and PPI for the donation of study materials for the exams. Members can borrow some of these materials by following the procedures outlined here.
NCARB has released a new cloud-based option for using the vignette softeware for a modest fee; you may wish to check details here. Also, the practice vignette software is set up on computers in our IBEX Training Center. These machines are available to individuals who are members or registered for an ARE Review course for practice. Please contact our office manager to check when the lab is avialable.
The chapter has two annual events "Demystifying the A.R.E." and "Got License" which provide a framework for understanding the license process and exam. Watch the calendar or email email@example.com to be added to the notification list.
2013 ARE Summer Review Series:
In summer, AIANY holds one study session for each division of the ARE Exam; with more restricted content.
Participants are REQUIRED to prepare for the session by taking the NCARB practice questions available in the Exam Guide for each division before arriving to spur questions.
Program dates are Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.
Each session has limited space for participants. You must register for each session independently.
The sessions will be led by licensed AIANY Chapter members, both recent test takers and experienced practitioners. These sessions seek to foster leader-facilitated group discussion so, do your homework and bring your questions.
DATE: ARE Division:
8/21/2013 SS One – Multiple Choice
8/28/2013 SS Two - Vignette
ENYA Merit Award
Newly licensed architects may apply for this annual award which recognizes significant contributions of individuals, at an early stage of their career, to the AIA New York Chapter and/or their community. For eligibility, procedures and deadline, visit the ENYA Merit Award Page. 2013 4th Annual Award information is now available; submissions are due by 5 pm, October 18, 2013.
AIANYS ARE Scholarship Award
May 22, 2013 Official call for nominations sent by email to all AIANYS Associates. Click here for the call. Submit any questions regarding the guidelines to Stephanie Quirini.
July 15, 2013 Electronic submissions are due by 5 PM ET. Send submission to Stephanie Quirini as ONE PDF. No submissions will be accepted after this date.
August 12, 2013 Scholarship Recipient Notified
Sept. 27 2013 Recipient announced @ AIANYS Convention in Syracuse
Complimentary Membership Notice: New graduates with an accredited degree in architecture are eligible for complimentary membership for up to 18 months and should contact membership staff for details; others can register for a paid membership using the "Join and Attend" option for Boot Camp sessions. Those who live or work in Manhattan are eligible for New York Chapter membership; other chapters may have different dues rates which may require a fee adjustment after course enrollment. Please visit our Membership pages for information about benefits of membership.
Jason Pettigrew ARE Scholarship Award
Each year the AIA Center for Emerging Professionals accepts applications for the Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship (Deadline is usually in mid-May). The scholarship recognizes the significant contributions of interns at early stages in their careers and encourages them to complete the licensure process by defraying costs associated with the Architect Registration Examination (ARE).
To be eligible, applicants must be current ARE candidates and be a current Associate AIA member or an IDP (NCARB) Record holder. For eligibility information and applicant criteria visit www.aia.org/Pettigrew.