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

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.

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.

Keep Calm and Test On(line)

Kate Brennan

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.

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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