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

ARE 5.0 Could Save You a Lot of Time

Kate Brennan

February 10, 2021

NCARB previously decreased the ARE from seven divisions to six, saving you studying and testing time. Now, the number of questions and division durations have been reduced, giving you more time per question - something we can all cheer about!

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

Kate Brennan

February 04, 2021

Black Spectacles remains the first and only NCARB-approved test prep provider for all six divisions of the ARE 5.0! With NCARB’s vote of confidence, we know we’re giving you the best materials on the market.

The Top 10 Master of Architecture Programs in 2021

Kate Brennan

January 29, 2021

We’ve taken DesignIntelligence’s top 10 M.Arch programs and done the research into these schools for you. We outline the specifics of each degree and why each school could be at the top of your list.

Black Spectacles Partners with NOMA to Help Increase Equity in the Architecture Field

Kate Brennan

January 19, 2021

Black Spectacles is proud to announce a partnership with the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). In support of helping NOMA achieve their 50 by 50 Challenge, paid NOMA members will have access to Black Spectacles educational materials at a reduced cost.

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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