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

How to Find a Mentor in Architecture

Kate Brennan

February 12, 2021

Establishing an AXP Supervisor and mentor is crucial to your development as an architect. We outline the difference in these relationships, why both are essential to your growth, and how to go about establishing lasting and beneficial mentorships.

Pass the ARE. We guarantee it.

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  

AIA Chapters Provide ARE 5.0 Cost Relief

Kate Brennan

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.

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.

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