ARE Review Series

4-0_Hourglass_230Obtaining licensure is the single most important achievement of an architect’s career. To become a licensed architect, individuals must acquire practice experience under the supervision of a licensed architect through the Architectural Experience Program (AXP), and pass the Architect Registration Exam (ARE). The YAF helps its members and colleagues meet these requirements by offering educational and professional support.

The Young Architects Forum produces an ongoing series of monthly review sessions for the Architects Registration Exam (ARE). YAF holds one-two sessions per month, each focusing on one of the seven divisions of the exam. The format is a lecture-style presentation on content related to the exam, hosted by a prominent member of the architectural community, followed by a question-and-answer session. While these sessions are geared toward exam candidates, participants are not required to currently be testing to participate in these sessions, the information presented is invaluable to anyone looking to expand their knowledge of the profession. View photos of the ARE Review Sessions via the YAF Flickr Group.

2016 – 2017 Calendar

The licensing exam is undergoing a lot of changes in the next few months… ARE 5.0 launches on November 1, but ARE 4.0 will remain in effect until June of 2018. The transition opens up more testing opportunities for exam candidates… But only if you plan ahead and test strategically. In order to be beneficial to all exam candidates, each ARE Review session in the 2016-2017 series will offer content that is relevant to both ARE 4.0 and ARE 5.0.

September 27 FREE Intro Session
October 18Session 1
November 15Session 2
December 13Session 3
January 17Session 4
February 7Session 5
February 21Session 6 
March 21Session 7
April 18Session 8 

All sessions will take place at the offices of Rothschild Doyno Collaborative from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Stay posted to the AIA Pittsburgh events calendar or YAF Facebook group for updates. Rothschild Doyno Collaborative is located in the Strip District at 2847 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.


$140  – 8 Sessions + Free Introduction to the ARE
$70 – 4 Pack + Free Introduction to the ARE
$20 – À la carte.

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Disclaimer: The ARE Review Sessions are produced by AIA-Pittsburgh’s Young Architects Forum, a committee of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. These sessions are not affiliated with NCARB, nor have they been endorsed or sanctioned by NCARB.  While we hope that users of this site will find the information to be helpful, we make no guarantees of a passing score based on our advice and recommendations. Exam candidates are strongly encouraged to review any and all available materials as part of their study process.