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.
Our program also includes screenings of the Norman Dorf Insight Video series. 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. The next full session will begin in January 2013. Below are the dates on hold; exam divisions assignments have not yet been made.
Winter 2013 Series:
Start Postponed: Eight Saturdays beginning January 26 and ending April 6 with most sessions running 1-4; but Structures sessions classes run 10-4 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.
Winter 2013 Dates
1/26/2013 - BDCS
2/2/2013 - SD
2/9/2013 - CDS (rescheduled to 2/23 9am due to storm)
2/23/2013 - BS
3/2/2013 - SPD
3/9/2013 - PPP
3/23/2013&4/6/2013 (10 – 4 pm) - SS part 1 and 2
2013 Registration Fees:
EXCEPT: $20/ Structures 2-part session for AIA Members and $100/ Structures 2-part session for non-members
Join and Attend first 4 Sessions: $275*
Join and Attend last 4 Sessions: $275*
Registration for Winter 2013 Boot Camp is now availalbe, click here.
*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.
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: August 10, 11 and 12
Schedule: Sat, Sun and Monday 8 am - 7 pm
General Registration opens 6/15/2013.
This course will return to the AIA New York Chapter March 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 Kaplan and 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.
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 August 2013.
Click here for a PDF description and student recommendations.
Registration is will open in April. Click here to send an email to be notified.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the notification list.
ARE Summer Review Series:
In summer, AIANY holds one study session for each division of the ARE Exam; each program looks at the Graphic Vignette for the division and then at multiple choice questions.
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 usually 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.
Summer course schedule is released in June.
Jason Pettigrew ARE Scholarship Award
The AIA Center for Emerging Professionals is now accepting applications for the 2013 Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship (Deadline - Monday, May 20, 11:59 am EST). 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.
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 will be available in late spring; submissions deadline will be due by in October 8, 2013.
AIANYS ARE Scholarship Award
June 18, 2012 Official call for nominations sent by email to all AIANYS Associates. Posted on the www.aianys.org website, click here for link to Emerging Professionals Page. Submit any questions regarding the guidelines to Stephanie Quirini.
August 10, 2012 Electronic submissions are due by 5 PM ET. Send submission to Stephanie Quirini as ONE PDF. No submissions will be accepted after this date.
Sept. 10, 2012 Scholarship Recipient Notified
Sept. 27-29, 2012 Recipient announced @ AIANYS Convention in Saratoga Springs
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.