What is ARE Live?

ARE Live is a free monthly live webinar featuring discussions and exercises on ARE division topics. Each episode is led by distinguished architects and industry experts.

Join the discussion during each live broadcast in our ARE Community. We have a space dedicated to each episode where you can review previous episodes Q&A or join in during a live broadcast.

How to listen anytime

If you're unable to attend our live monthly broadcast, we post each episode to our ARE Live library within 24 hours at go.blackspectacles.com/podcast

Most requested episodes

ARE Testing Order & Strategy
We talk with two esteemed architects who share their strategy for passing the ARE and what order gave them the most success in this ARE Live.

Study Strategies for Passing the ARE
We speak with a learning expert on the best study tactics and strategies to help you pass the ARE. Making sure you’re using the right methods and motives to retain that information is a really vital component to your studies.

Top 10 Tips for Passing the ARE 5.0

Learn the best study strategies and test-taking tips to pass the ARE 5.0.

Understanding the Question Types
Learn why and how the questions on the ARE are written so that you’re prepared to own them on test day. Heather Rivera AIA, NCARB, LEED will explain the 5 question types you’ll see on the ARE. She will dive into why they exist and the best ways to efficiently attack them.

Navigating Case Studies
Using a mock case study, we cover everything you need to know about this section on the exam so you’ll have a game plan to complete the case studies before time expires during the real exam.

ARE Math Mock Exam
In this episode of ARE Live, we give you a preview of our ARE 5.0 study materials and review key objectives around math as it relates to the ARE.

Structures Discussion
In this ARE Live, we cover structural design which crops up on Project Planning and Design, Project Development and Documentation, and Programming and Analysis. We work with an expert in the field who will share their strategies on how to best understand structures as they appear on the exam and in practical application.




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