Category: Architecture & Design

ARE 5.0 PcM Practice Management – Favorite Resources

ARE 5.0 PcM Practice Management – Favorite Resources

After years of setbacks and some (ok, a lot of) procrastination, I scheduled the Architect Registration Exam (ARE) 5.0 Practice Management (PcM) exam for early November. As the test date came near, I increased my efforts to balance work, study, and home life. I took […]

What are Office Standards and Why do I Need Them?

What are Office Standards and Why do I Need Them?

Over the years I have been working on creating and massaging office standards that not only help to maintain consistency within the office but are also something that team members are willing to use.  I will say that the biggest challenge has been on the […]

Designer's Bookshelf: Cradle to Cradle

Designer's Bookshelf: Cradle to Cradle

A BRIEF REVIEW OF THE SUSTAINABLE GOALS OF THE BOOK CRADLE TO CRADLE Cradle to Cradle sets the stage for sustainable goals that would create significantly less waste.  Unfortunately, we live in a throw away society where many products have a cradle to grave lifecycle.

List your architecture or design site online for free.

List your architecture or design site online for free.

Here are some places that allow free website listings for architects, interior designers, graphic designers, and artists.  Many of these also have paid featured listings.  I will add more as I find them. DesignerListings.org USListings Creative and Design related websites (requires reciprical link and approval) InteriorTool.com Listing for […]

5 best reasons to ditch logo generator apps

5 best reasons to ditch logo generator apps

The availability of a vast array of websites and apps has automated a great number of tasks we use to have to delegate to others.  Need to dictate a letter, there are programs for that.  Want to design a flier to announce a new program, […]

Creating Sustainable Design and Architecture

Creating Sustainable Design and Architecture

What does it mean to be Sustainable? Responsible sustainable design requires a full understanding of the factors involved in creating environmentally friendly products, buildings, living, and work environments. It is not enough to use a few “green” products then call the product/building sustainable. True sustainability […]

Ethics in Eco-Marketing

Ethics in Eco-Marketing

What is green-washing? Green washing is the misleading practice of changing one aspect of a product or business to something that makes it appear earth friendly when it is actually missing the mark. Examples of this are companies that claim to be sustainable or offer […]

ARE 5.0 | Study Materials

ARE 5.0 | Study Materials

I’m beginning the process of studying for the Architecture Registration Exams (ARE) version 5.0.  My plan is to read through content on all divisions and then take the Practice Management Exam.  Below is a list of resources that I am finding helpful when studying for […]