ARE Review Series

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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.

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2015 – 2016 Calendar

09.21.15 – FREE Introduction to the ARE
10.12.15 – Construction Documents & Services
11.09.15 – Programming Planning & Practice
12.07.15 – Site Planning & Design
01.11.16 – Structural Systems
02.08.16 – Building Systems Part I
02.22.16 – Building Systems Part II
03.14.16 – Building Design & Construction Systems
04.11.16 – Schematic Design

All sessions will take place at the offices of ae7 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Stay posted to the AIA Pittsburgh events calendar or YAF Facebook group for updates. ae7 is located in the Strip District 2840 Liberty Ave, Suite 403, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Free parking is available.

Additional Purchasing Options Available
$140  – 8 Session Full Package + Free Introduction to the ARE

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

Register Today! 

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.

ARE Study Group

Looking for something a little less formal? Join a Study Group. The YAF can help put you in contact with current exam candidates in the Pittsburgh area. Contact us for more information. These groups are meant to be small (4-5 people), and are formed on an as-needed basis.

IDP Mentor Matching

Are you currently enrolled in IDP and looking for a mentor to help augment your internship experience? Are you a registered architect looking to give something back to the profession? Join us for informal Storey Telling events and stay posted for future mentor/mentee opportunities. Contact us for more information or check out the events calendar for related events. 


AIA Pittsburgh’s ARE Library

The AIA office maintains a variety of study materials, including a current set of Kaplan study guides and flash cards, for the ARE 4.0. These materials are available for a two week check-out period for all AIA members at no charge.  If you would like to check on the availability of a particular study guide or set of flash cards, contact us.