the ARE and the title

test schedule - 2 down, 5 to go

test schedule – 2 down, 5 to go

Over the last several years I’ve talked a lot about the profession of architecture and of architects as an outsider, as one who has not earned the title “Architect”. Sometimes I’ve been on the side of Architects and sometimes I’ve been on the side of the unlicensed designer. I’ve spoken often against NCARB and the ARE as an arbitrary and sometimes ridiculous set of hurdles that we are forced to navigate. But, at the end of the day, there is nothing, and I mean nothing, more important to me than to earn that license – to finally be an Architect.

I’m not there yet, but I will get there, and soon. As I’m testing this Thursday, April 11th, I’m sure I’ll be posting a healthy rant about my testing experience. Stay tuned. We’re two down, one scheduled and 4 more to go. Booyah!

5 thoughts on “the ARE and the title

  1. I’m routing for you! My husband is a registered architect and I’m a registered interior designer. Our ID part was 16 hours, 3 parts and I passed all three the first time (I studied for 3 months, visualized myself passing, and even did my practice exams in my clothes I would be wearing – and it was all worth it!) I did everything to save time, including pre-tearing my sheets of trace, and marking my 1/8″ end of the scale with red. 🙂 I know you’ll do exceptionally well! There’s nothing like ordering those first business cards with RID after my name. Very Best wishes!!! 🙂

  2. Thanks everyone for the support! I’m stressing, but determined. I WILL pass this exam! And the 4 after it. No screwin around, mate. 😐

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