ARE Study Sessions [UPDATE + Schedule]

ARE Study Sessions 2012 [January – July]

Make 2012 the year you become a Registered Architect!

Pass on to friends and peers. All are welcome. There are a few scholarships too.



2012 Architectural Registration Exam (A.R.E.) Study Session Series

The American Institute of Architects (A.I.A.), Cleveland and Akron chapters are proud to announce the 2012 Architectural Registration Exam (A.R.E.) Study Session Series for all future architects. The series is 7 A.R.E. study sessions, each covering 1 of the 7 sections of the A.R.E. These sessions will cover the NCARB review guides in-depth with explanation of how to approach and solve multiple choice and the practice exam vignettes, applicable project experience, relevant concept definitions, and open question time will also be provided.

NCARB’s website: The ARE currently consists of seven divisions that can be taken in any order. Exams include a combination of multiple-choice, check-all-that-apply, and fill-in-the-blank questions and graphic vignettes. Individual exam guides and exam practice programs are available in the Preparing for the ARE section

Sessions are led by experienced registered architects and engineers who have generously given their time to share their knowledge. Vocon is graciously hosting all sessions at 3142 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44115 on the 4th Saturday of the month, beginning on January 28th from 9am until 2pm.

Cost per session for AIA Associate members of any chapter is $25, cost for all 7 study sessions for AIA Associate members of any chapter is $110. Cost per session for non-AIA members is $40, cost for all 7 study sessions for non-AIA members is $210. (Cost of each exam is $210. Cost of AIA Associate member is around $240.) Late registration is less than the Monday at 5pm the week before the Saturday study session up to the day before and is $50 for anyone. If you want to come the day of and have not been registered, please bring a check for $60 made payable to AIA Cleveland.

Kaplan has donated 7 study guides (worth $700) and one for each session will be raffled off. Those who register for all sessions will receive two entries to each raffle.
Lunch will be provided for all with the support of IMAGINiT Technologies | Enabling Engineering Innovation. NCARB handouts will be printed by SE Blueprint, Inc. of Cleveland and Akron.

January 28, 2012: Thank you for attending

SD, Schematic Design, ARE Overview, Julia Sergo Cyganski of Process Creative Studios

February 25, 2012: Thank you for attending

CD&S, Construction Documents & Services, Eric Pempus of Oswald Companies: Selvaggio Teske + Associates

March 24, 2012:  Full – No availability

BS, Building Systems (Mechanical & Electrical), Matt Morgan and Shawn Callahan of Karpinski Engineering

April 28, 2012: 

PPP, Programming, Planning & Practice, Eric Pempus of Oswald Companies: Selvaggio Teske + Associates

May 26, 2012: Full – No availability

SS, Structural Systems, Aaron Lobas of URS Corporation

June 23, 2012:

SP&D, Site Planning & Design, Jack Baumann of Cleveland State University

July 28, 2012:

BD&C, Building Design & Services, TBD

Please come prepared with a basic understanding of the test and questions for the leaders. These sessions are spaced so that you may take the exams on your own soon and become a registered architect in 2012. For questions about each session, please contact Mary Helen Hammer at or call (216) 575-1242

For registration, please go to and you can pay via paypal/ credit card or call AIA Cleveland 1001 Huron Rd E Ste 101 Cleveland 216.575.1242


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