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Black Spectacles Named to Three Best Place to Work Lists by Built In

Kate Brennan

January 07, 2021

Black Spectacles has been named one of Chicago’s Best Small Companies to Work For, one of Chicago’s Best Places to Work and one of the Best Remote-First Companies to Work For by Built In.

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Kate Brennan

January 06, 2021

After much analysis and research, we’re putting our money where our mouth is. We know if you use our Expert membership to the fullest, you will pass the ARE. If you don't, your retake is on us. 

Black Spectacles Practice Exams Align with NCARB’s ARE Updates

Kate Brennan

December 22, 2020

We pride ourselves on having the best ARE Practice Exams around, so when we heard NCARB was updating their process, we got to work in updating ours. While there are no changes to content (phew), we still want to give you the closest experience to the real ARE, so we’ve enhanced our Practice Exams to reflect their new platform. Read on to see how we’ve replicated NCARB’s ARE  

Black Spectacles Founder Given AIA-Chicago 2020 Distinguished Service Award

Kate Brennan

December 21, 2020

Marc Teer, Black Spectacles Founder and CEO, has been awarded the 2020 Distinguished Service Award by AIA-Chicago. This award is given to individuals and organizations who have given outstanding service to the Chicago architectural community as a whole, including service to the profession, public service and education.

Black Spectacles Earns Great Place to Work Certification for Second Straight Year

Kate Brennan

December 04, 2020

Black Spectacles announced today they are Great Place to Work-Certified™ for the second year in a row. 94% of employees say this is a great place to work, compared to 59% of employees at a typical U.S. based organization.

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