AIA Membership: Career Stages
Join Architectural Interns at monthly ARE Study Sessions at locations throughout Wisconsin. Jeremy VanMinsel, AIA, will present free seminars to help you prepare for the Architect Registration Examination.
We are proud to announce the schedule for the 2015-2016 ARE Study Sessions sponsored by AIA
Wisconsin and AIA Milwaukee.
Sessions are free and open to the public and will be hosted live in Milwaukee and simulcast around the state.
All sessions will be held from 5:30-7pm and will include an overview of the content covered on each
exam, sample multiple choice questions and an overview of the graphic vignettes. Study tips, and
sample study resources will also be discussed. Attending the sessions is a great way to understand what
is involved with the ARE and formulate your own plan of attack for the exams. Even if you aren’t ready
right now, attending the sessions is a great way to understand what is involved in taking the exams and
you can gauge your readiness based on what is covered.
Live Broadcast Site
Eppstein Uhen Architects, 333 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee
Flad Architects, 644 Science Dr, Madison
Community Living Solutions, 2801 E Enterprise Ave, Appleton
Western Technical College, Coleman Building, 400 Seventh St N, La Crosse
604 Wilson Ave, Menomonie
Registration is required for each session. Please select the location you will attend:
2015-16 Session Schedule
Pass/Fail ARE Insights & ARE 5.0
Plan to attend and learn how the computer scoring system reads multiple question types and the vignettes to develop your Pass or Fail. Understanding how the exam is scored can help you avoid making simple mistakes that will cause a downgrade.
Site Planning & Design
> Planning (history)
> Civil (grading, slopes)
> Soil Types
> Graphic Vignettes (Site Grading & Site Design)
Programming Planning & Practice
> Planning (history)
> Handicap Issues
> Handicap Clearances
> Graphic Vignette (Site Zoning)
Construction Documents & Services
> AIA Documents
> Construction Scheduling
> Specifications (open, closed, prescriptive)
> Graphic Vignettes (Building Section)
Building Design & Construction Systems
> Brick and Grout types and uses
> Soil Types
> Wood species, plain sawn, quarter sawn
> Concrete types and uses
> Concrete Admixtures types and uses
> Graphic Vignettes (Ramp, Stair, Roof)
Structural Systems - (no math)
> Structural Systems
> Foundation Systems
> Long Span Systems
> Seismic and Wind Loads
> Graphic Vignette (Structural Layout)
> Air conditioning (how it works, types, etc.)
> Dew Point, Insulation
> Electrical AC versus DC
> Amps, volts, (how to calculate usage)
> Graphic Vignette (Mech. & Elect. Plan)
Schematic Design (graphics)
> Graphic Vignettes (Interior Layout & Building Layout)
April 27 & 28, 2016
AIA WIsconsin Convention & Building Products Expo
Sessions will be presented LIVE at Eppstein Uhen Architects, 333 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee. The session will be webcast to Flad Architects in Madison, CLS in Appleton, Cedar Corporation in Menomonie and WTC in La Crosse.
Attendees MUST RSVP.
Also . . .
3-Day Intensive ARE Structures Seminar
October 23, 24 & 25
Location: HGA, 333 E Erie St, Milwaukee
Here is your opportunity to take the ARE Structures Seminar with Dr. David Thaddeus in Milwaukee. The 3-day intensive ARE Structures Seminar covers the Structural Systems division of the ARE, including General Structures, Lateral Forces and the Structural Framing Vignette.
View Fees and 3-day Detailed Schedule
AIA Wisconsin has established a lending library of Architect Registration Examination (ARE) study materials from Kaplan AEC Education that cover all sections of the ARE exam. The materials are available to Associate AIA members and can be checked out of the office for a period of 14 days.
For details, read the ARE Lending Library Policies (PDF). This PDF also includes the form necessary for participation. Contact AIA Wisconsin at (608) 257-8477 to confirm availability.