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2019-2020 AIA Maine ARE Workshop / Study Group

  • SMRT 144 Fore Street Portland, ME United States (map)
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Join AIA Maine for our first ARE Workshop / Study Group. The series is designed to help unlicensed designers prepare to take the Architect Registration Examination (ARE). Based on ARE 5.0, these sessions will provide a blend of content review, study strategies, and test-taking tips. 

The AIA Maine ARE Workshop / Study Group is a group-driven, 9-month study program that integrates ARE preparation into the demanding lives of aspiring architects.

Each workshop will be led by a local expert to share information and answer questions on the topic of the exam. The format will be open and dialogue-centric. 

To make this series effective, we will need 6-10 people to sign on to our commitment to attend each of the workshops throughout the year. 

Participants will be encouraged to collaborate to create goals for the group. 

Any unlicensed designer who is working toward licensure is welcome to attend, AIA membership is not necessary.

What you get:    

  • Six Workshops presentations by local content experts who will help answer your questions

  • Connection and camaraderie with local peers at similar stages of their careers

  • Access to Brightwood 5.0 study materials 

Pricing:

  • Free for those who sign on to our commitment to attend each of the workshops throughout the year. (10 slots available)

  • $5 drop-in fee.

Schedule:

  1. Practice Management - November 12, 2019 - SMRT

    Practice Management (PcM) focuses on the management of an architectural practice, including professional ethics, fiduciary responsibilities, and the regulations governing the practice of architecture. You should be able to demonstrate an understanding of and abilities in business structure, business development, and asset development and protection.

  2. Project Management - January 7, 2020 - Location TBA

    Project Management (PjM) focuses on the management of architectural projects, including organizing principles, contract management, and consultant management. You should be able to demonstrate an understanding of and abilities in quality control, project team configuration, and project scheduling.

  3. Programming & Analysis - March 10 , 2020 - Location TBA

    Programming & Analysis (PA) focuses on the evaluation of project requirements, constraints, and opportunities. You should be able to demonstrate an understanding of and abilities in project type analysis, the establishment of qualitative and quantitative project requirements, evaluation of project site and context, and assessment of economic issues.

  4. Project Planning & Design - May 12, 2020 - Location TBA

    Project Planning & Design (PPD) focuses on the preliminary design of sites and buildings. You should be able to demonstrate an understanding of and abilities in design concepts, sustainability/environmental design, universal design, and other forms of governing codes and regulations.

  5. Project Development & Documentation - July 14, 2020 - Location TBA

    Project Development & Documentation (PDD) focuses on the integration and documentation of building systems, material selection, and material assemblies into a project. You should be able to demonstrate an understanding of and abilities in integration of civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and specialty systems into overall project design and documentation.

  6. Construction & Evaluation - September 8, 2020 - Location TBA

    Construction & Evaluation (CE) focuses on construction contract administration and post-occupancy evaluation of projects. You should be able to demonstrate an understanding of and abilities in construction contract execution, construction support services (including construction observation and shop drawing or submittal review), payment request processing, and project closeout, as well as project evaluation of integrated building systems and their performance.

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