Programming and Analysis Introduction

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In this ARE 5.0 Programming and Analysis Exam Prep course you will learn about the topics covered in the ARE 5.0 PA exam division. A complete and comprehensive curriculum, this course will touch on each of the NCARB objectives for the ARE 5.0 Programming and Analysis Exam.

Instructor Mike Newman will discuss issues related to programming, site analysis, and zoning & code requirements.

When you are done with this course, you will have a thorough understanding of the content covered in the ARE 5.0 Programming and Analysis Exam including project type analysis, the establishment of qualitative and quantitative project requirements, evaluation of project site and context, and assessment of economic issues.

So now we're gonna talk about the programming and analysis exam, this is the third of six different exams for ARE 5.0 and you may remember that the first one is practice management, I've got a full practice happening and within that I've got a project and then I've got another project and I've got some other projects that stop and start, and what are all the issues that are about that whole practice? How you keep all of that rolling. And the second exam, is project management, that's where we take one of those and we pull it out, we think alright, what's the overarching issues of that whole project?

How does the general relationship with the clients work? How does the general contracts, how we think about what's the appropriate set of contracts? Things like that and then we get into the four that are in chronological sequence of a project, and so we have the three, which is this one, programming, planning and practice and that is meant to be, alright, I'm at the beginning of the project, what are all the issues that happen at the beginning of the project?

What are the things that you have to do to start a project off, to think about the design? To get the design to move forward, to get the project to move forward? What are all the component parts about feeding all that? How do we get enough information in order to know how to do the design? All of that, and then the next couple ones, start moving more deeply into the design process and then eventually get into a construction time and so that last one is about the specific things that an architect does during construction.

So we're at this, first of this four sequence in a row and this would be exam three, programming and analysis. So, like we said, the issues we're gonna be talking about are programming, site analysis, so those are the two, alright, we've got a site, we've got a place to think about, the owner has told us some information about what they need, either they've given us a program or we're working with them on a program and so we have enough information that we can actually design something for them but how do you do that?

What's the process of thinking about that? Well, what are the kind of outside influences we have? Well clearly zoning code issues, building code issues, what's the economic climate of the situation? Both in terms of the time, like maybe is there a lot of work happening? Is there not much work happening? How would that impact your choices? Is the neighborhood in an economic upswing or not in an economic upswing?

How would that impact your choices? So all of those very preliminary, moving into the real design. So you're starting at the very beginning, you're moving into the real design schematic thinking. Interestingly, NCARB has decided not to use, for their exams, the specific terms of schematic design, design development and contract documents so they are not thinking of them in those specific terms but that's a sort of general way that you can start to think about it.

We're in the programming into schematic design, then the next one is really end of schematic design moving through DD, moving into CDs and then the third one of that set is really detailing and CD sets and all of that and then you go into that construction phase. So right now, we're going to focus on programming and analysis.

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ARE 5.0 Programming & Analysis Exam Prep

Duration: 19h 11m

Author: Mike Newman