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


Marc Teer

July 30, 2018

In June, we brought you a day-by-day guide for passing PPD. This month, we’re here to prepare you for the PDD division with a 30-day guide to help you pass by the end of August. This study guide has links to our video lectures, practice exams, and flashcards so you know exactly what you need to study to stay on-track to pass.

Black Spectacles Practice Management Materials Become NCARB Approved

Marc Teer

July 06, 2018

We are excited to announce that our Practice Management materials have been approved by NCARB!  

Come see us at A’18 - AIA’s Conference on Architecture

Marc Teer

June 14, 2018

Black Spectacles is going to be exhibiting at A’18 this year! Stop by to learn more about how we get ARE candidates licensed faster with our first-ever NCARB-approved study materials.

While you’re visiting, pick up a free Black Spectacles t-shirt. You’ll also have the chance to meet our very own Mike Newman.

Pass the PPD exam in 25 days with our free day-by-day guide

Marc Teer

June 06, 2018

To help you successfully tackle the exam by the end of June, we’ve created a 25-day ARE 5.0 PPD study guide, so you’ll have a game plan for learning everything you need to know. This day-by-day plan has links to our video lectures, practice exams, and flashcards, so you can stay on-track to pass your exam.

Thrive: How To Get A Job In Architecture | Thrive

Thrive: How To Get A Job In Architecture | Thrive

Marc Teer

May 30, 2018

In February, the AIAS launched our first career-focused event, THRIVE: A Career Prep Program. Held throughout the month, in both Philadelphia and Chicago, professionals came together to talk about what students can expect in the first days, weeks, and months in practice.

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