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
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.
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.
October 23, 2020
For many candidates pursuing licensure, this year has been a bumpy road. AIA chapters across the country are looking to provide relief by offering funds and scholarships to mitigate the cost of the ARE, and to keep the path to licensure open for many future architects.
October 16, 2020
NCARB has announced some changes to the ARE 5.0 - mainly that it will be available online *fist pump*, and in doing so has made some modifications to the in-person exam. The most important component is to alert you that exam content is not changing, merely how the exam is being delivered. It's kind of like pizza, consume it in the restaurant or order it to your house - it's great no matter what.
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