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ARE 5.0 Construction and Evaluation (CE) Study Notes

ARE 5.0 Construction and Evaluation (CE) Study Notes

CE OVERVIEW The following is an overview of what may appear on the CE exam based on reviewing NCARB’s ARE 5.0 Handbook (Oct 2019 version…it was recently updated) and ARE related discussion boards. NCARB updates the handbook on occasion, so it is best to always […]

ARE 5.0 Project Development & Documentation (PDD) Study Notes

ARE 5.0 Project Development & Documentation (PDD) Study Notes

Overview of what may appear on the PDD exam based on reviewing NCARB’s ARE 5.0 Handbook and ARE related discussion boards.

ARE 5.0 Project Planning & Design (PPD) Study Notes

ARE 5.0 Project Planning & Design (PPD) Study Notes

I’ve been 3 for 3 so far and PPD is this weekend followed by PDD next month. I’ve been taking them in order and would be very happy to pass all on the first try. There is a lot of overlap between PA and PPD […]

ARE 5.0 Project Management PjM Study Notes

ARE 5.0 Project Management PjM Study Notes

Below are notes that I have taken and used to study for the ARE 5.0 Project Managment test.  These notes are based on facebook group /ARE Forum conversations and the NCARB recommended study material including the Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice,  Ballast ARE 5 Study Guide […]

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 […]

5 Useful Things You Need to Know About G Suite

5 Useful Things You Need to Know About G Suite

For those looking for a nimble startup option or are just tired of glitchy software, G Suite offers services that are like Outlook, Skype and Dropbox combined.  Maintaining low overhead means a healthier bottom line and better pricing for customers/clients.  I believe that it is […]

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 […]

3 Good Tools for Social Media Management

3 Good Tools for Social Media Management

So you have generated lots of great content but you cannot be online 24/7 to share it with your audience.  I’ve tried a number of social media managers and these are the only ones I feel comfortable recommending.  These are useful as free versions and […]