Online learning for Architecture & Design - Software tutorials and ARE® Prep

Five Keys to Recruiting and Retaining Young Architecture Talent

Monica O'Neill

September 03, 2019

How can you get quality employees through the door and keep them there? By gathering research and insights from well-respected architects and HR professionals, we’ve come up with five keys to fill your talent pool and create loyal employees.

Black Spectacles named to Inc. 5000 America’s Fastest Growing Company list

Monica O'Neill

August 14, 2019

Black Spectacles is named to Inc. 5000 America's Fastest Growing Company list.

Train With Three Unique Practice Exam Forms for Each Division in the ARE 5.0

Megan Smith

January 15, 2019

We’ve updated our practice exams to help you train for the ARE more efficiently.

Black Spectacles becomes NCARB’s first-ever Approved Test Prep Provider

Marc Teer

December 03, 2018

We are excited to announce that we are NCARB’s first-ever Approved Test Prep Provider!

Our ARE 5.0 video lectures, practice exams, and flashcards for PcM, PjMPA, PPD, PDD, and CE now have the vote of confidence from NCARB that will help you feel even more confident that you are learning material that you’ll see on the ARE.


Marc Teer

October 31, 2018

Have you ever wondered why you feel like you are fully prepared for a test all the way up until the moment you walk in to take it? Either your mind goes blank or you can’t focus on what you know you’ve learned? This is common, and better yet, you can fix it. 

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