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Architect Resources

ARE Prep / Licensure

There are many resources for Emerging Professionals to access to study for the ARE, register for the ARE and continue to develop their architectural careers.

AIA Baltimore annually organizes Achieving Registration Together (ART), a series of ARE study sessions with tips and practice led by experts and fellow EPs. Classes are typically from fall to spring. More information to come.

ARE® 5.0

ARE® 5.0 features six divisions organized around the progression of a typical architecture project and current practice. The divisions reflect the same areas outlined in the AXP. To start the exam, you’ll need to select a jurisdiction. You’ll also need an active NCARB Record.

Learn more about the exam’s requirements and format

NCARB/AXP Resources

AIA Baltimore offers the Achieving Registration Together (ART) program to prepare applicants for the Architecture Registration Exam. During the spring and fall of the academic school years the ART program offers study classes taught by architects and engineers.  In addition to these classes there are many resources for Emerging Professionals to access to study for the ARE, register for the ARE and continue to develop their architectural careers.  Here are some helpful resources to assist you on your path to registration.

AXP overview

Architectural Experience Program (AXP), previously called Internship Development Program (IDP), is a series of architectural and building categories for candidates to record experience on their journey to becoming a licensed architect.  ­­The categories are made up of the 6 ARE 5.0 Divisions.

  1. Practice Management
  2. Project Management
  3. Programing & Analysis
  4. Project Planning & Design
  5. Project Development & Documentation
  6. Construction Evaluation

More information can be found on the NCARB website

AXP gaining experience

The main way to gain AXP experience is in an office environment through your company.  Additional supplemental resources and classes can be found on the AIA National Website and are free for AIA associate members.

DLLR

How do I find out if I have completed the educational requirements and experience requirements to take the Architecture Registration Exam?

Borrow Study Materials

Did you know you can borrow study materials for the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) from the AIA Baltimore Chapter House? Borrowing study materials is free and materials can be checked out for a maximum of 2 weeks. Borrowers who do not return study materials on time will be charged full price for those materials.

This benefit extends to AIA Baltimore members only.

Contact Zevi Thomas or 410.625.2585 for more information.

Available Study Materials

Ballast
  • Architecture Exam Review – BALLAST  (Not 4.0)
  • Building Systems
  • Building Design and Construction
  • Programing, Planning and Practice
  • Schematic Design
  • Schematic Design
  • Site Planning
Archiflash
  • 2 boxes of Flash Cards (seven divisions’ material)
Kaplan Guides
  • Architectural history 2009
  • Architectural History
  • Architectural history (Not 4.0)
  • Architectural History 2010
  • Building Systems 2010
  • Building Systems (Q&A) 2009
  • Building Systems 2010
  • Building Design and Construction Systems 2009
  • Building Design and Material Methods – 2 copies
  • Building Program and Technology
  • Building Design and Construction System (Q&A) 2010
  • Building Design and Construction System study guide 2010
  • Construction Documents and Services 1 (Not 4.0) copy
  • Construction Documents and Services 2 (Not 4.0)
  • Construction Documents services 2010
  • Construction Documents and Services, 2012
  • General structures
  • Mechanical and Electrical systems
  • Pre Design 1 (not 4.0)
  • Pre design 2
  • Pre Design 1 (Not 4.0)
  • Pre design 2 (Not 4.0)
  • Programing, Planning and Practice 2009
  • Schematic Design 2009
  • Site Planning 2009
  • Site Planning 2010
  • Site Planning and Design 2009
  • Site Planning and Design (Q&A) 2010
  • Site Planning
  • Site Design
  • Site Planning 2009 (not 4.0)
  • Site Design
  • Structural systems Q&A, 2010
  • Structural Systems – Study Guide, 2009
Kaplan Flashcards
  • Building System s 2009
  • Construction Documents 2009
  • Construction Documents and Services, 2010
  • Construction Documents and Services, 2012
  • Programing, Planning and Practice, 2009
  • Site Planning and Design 2009
  • Site Planning and Design 2010
  • Structural System 2009
Kaplan AEC Education – Vignettes
  • 4.0 Building Systems, 2009 (2 copies)
  • 4.0 Building Design and Construction Systems, 2009
  • 4.0 Building Systems, 2010
  • 4.0 Construction Documents and Services, 2009 (2 copies)
  • 4.0 Construction Documents and Services, 2010
  • 4.0 Programming, Planning and Practice, 2010
  • 4.0 Programming, planning and practice, 2010
  • 4.0 Schematic Design, 2009 (3 copies)
  • 4.0 Site Planning and Design, 2009 (2 copies)
  • 4.0 Site planning and Design, 2010
  • 4.0 Structural Systems, 2009 (2 copies)
  • Building technology exam set 1 – 2004
  • ARE building Technology exam set 2 2004
Additional Materials
  • The American Institute of Architects, The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice (2003)
  • International Code Council, American National Standard: Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities (2003)
  • Building News, Inc., Construction Dictionary Illustrated (1997)
  • Building Owners And Managers Association International, The ADA Answer Book: Answers to the 146 Most Critical Questions About the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title III (1992)
  • Earnest Burden, Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture (1998)
  • Evan Terry Associates, P.C., Pocket Guide to the ADA (2007)
  • Fred A. Stitt, Ecological Design Handbook: Sustainable Strategies for Architecture, Land- scape Architecture, Interior Design, and Planning (1999)
  • Greg Winkler, Construction Administration for Architects (2009)
  • James Acret, National Construction Law Manual (1996)
  • James Acret, A Simplified Guide to Construction Law (1997)
  • James P. Cramer, How Firms Succeed: A Field Guide to Design Management (2004)
  • Michael A. Anthony, NEC Answers (1999)
  • Morton Newman, Design & Construction of Wood-Framed Buildings (1995)
MD State Licensing Advisor

Michael Daly, AIA
440.339.6133
mad5427@gmail.com or idpmaryland@gmail.com

AIABaltimore Licensing Advisor

Kathleen Lane, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP AIABaltimore
11 1/2 West Chase St, Baltimore, MD 21201
V. 410.625.2585 x. 101
klane@aiabalt.com

Zevi Thomas, Assoc. AIA AIABaltimore
11 1/2 West Chase St, Baltimore, MD 21201
V. 410.625.2585 x. 104
zthomas@aiabalt.com

Chesapeake Bay Licensing Advisor

Jon M. Lipka, AIA Becker Morgan Group, Inc.
Port Exchange Suite 300 312 West Main Street Salisbury, MD 21801 www.beckermorgan.com
V 410-546-9100 F 410-546-5824
jlipka@beckermorgan.com

Potomac Valley Licensing Advisor

Michael Daly, AIA ASG® – Architectural Support Group, Inc.
7761 Waterloo Road Jessup, MD 20794
www.asgidd.com
mad5427@gmail.com
V 440-339-6133

Morgan State University Licensing Advisor

Ruth Connell, AIA School of Architecture + Planning Morgan State University CBEIS 216
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane Baltimore, MD 21251
www.morgan.edu/sap
ruth.connell@morgan.edu
V 443 885 1862

University of Maryland Licensing Advisor

Garth Rockcastle, FAIA School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742
www.arch.umd.edu
gcr@umd.edu
V 301-405-5755 F 301-314-9583

Associate Director AIA Mid-Atlantic

Yiselle Santos, AIA 2015-2016 NAC Regional Associate Director yiselle.santos@gmail.com

AIA/MD Liaison

Brian Blazejak, AIA Ayers Saint Gross
1040 Hull Street, Suite 100 Baltimore, MD 21230
www.asg-architects.com
bblazejak@asg-architects.com
V 410-347-8500