2013-2014 ARE Study Sessions





Download The Flyer Here!

Who:  AIA Associates, future architects, all welcome

Where: Vocon 3142 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44115


AIA Associates: $20 per Session / $110 All Sessions

Non-AIA Members: $40 per Session / $210

Deadline To Register: Thursday Prior To Each Session

Note: There will be no late registration option

When: 9AM – 1PM (All Dates)



  • October 12: Building Systems (Mechanical & Electrical) Study Session

Hosted by:  Matt Morgan (Mechanical Engineer) and Shawn Callahan (Electrial Engineer) of Karpinski Enginering

  • November 9: Structural Systems Study Session

Hosted by:  Aaron Lobas of Osborn Engineering

  • Jan 11, 2014: Construction Documents & Services + Programming, Planning, & Practice Study Session

Hosted by:  Eric Pempus of Oswald Companies: Selvaggio-Teske & Associates

  • Feb 8, 2014: Site Planning & Design Study Session

Hosted by:  Jack Baumann of Cleveland State University

  • March 8, 2014: Building Design & Construction Systems Study Session

Hosted by:  TBD

  • April 12, 2014: Vignettes – All Tests

Hosted by:  TBA (Will be multiple volunteers)


The American Institute of Architects (A.I.A.), Cleveland and Akron chapters are proud to announce the 2013-14 Architectural Registration Exam (A.R.E.) Study Session Series for all future architects. …


Follow this link for more information and to register.

Kent State University AIAS

CANCELLED – AIAS Kent – Emerging Professionals Panel + Mock-Interview Workshop


Cancelled. We will repost when rescheduled.

AIAS Kent – Emerging Professionals Panel + Mock-Interview Workshop

As part of a workshop series AIAS Kent is looking for AIA Akron volunteers for our mock-interview workshop. It would be a two hour commitment on Saturday, April 13th from 1-3pm in 202 Taylor Hall.

We are looking for two categories of volunteers:

Emerging Professionals: (5+ individuals)
We would like to engage engage a few emerging professionals to sit on a panel and take turns answering students questions such as what to wear to an interview, how to craft a good follow up email, IDP process, examinations etc.
Interviewers: (4+ individuals)
We are seeking Architects who have experience with interviewing to interview our members as if they were applying for a position. After the “interview” critique them their performance. Give them advice on ways they can better their portfolio, resume, image etc.
If you are not an emerging professional but would still like to sit on the panel you are more than welcome to come. We would love to have as many architects show up as possible. Our main theme of this workshop is “employability skills” but we are also wanting to give our members a chance to meet professionals and get the questions answered that studio doesn’t answer.


Send inquiries to:
Adrian Helton . ahelton3@kent.edu
AIAS Vice-President
AIA Akron Liaison

IDP 2.0: Questions + Answers

Do you have questions about the rollover to IDP 2.0? Join Assistant Director, IDP Nick Serfass, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP for an interactive Q&A session on January 31 at 1 p.m. EST.

IDP 2.0: The Rollover
IDP 2.0 is the most significant change to the Intern Development Program (IDP) since its inception in the 1970s. In April 2012, NCARB will implement the final phase, which will include:

Simplified experience settings
New experience categories and areas
Broader definition of an IDP Supervisor
Academic internships

Every internship is unique, and this is an opportunity for you to understand what the rollover will mean to you. You can prepare for the webinar by reviewing the rollover resources currently available:

The Rollover Guide
The Rollover to IDP 2.0 webcast
The IDP 2.0 pages
Resources and tools

Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Date: Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Cost: Free

Register Today

Please note: Enrollment for all webinars is limited to 500.

via: National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
1801 K Street NW | Suite 700K | Washington, DC 20006

ht: Amy M. Kobe

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 maryhelen@aiacleveland.com or call (216) 575-1242

For registration, please go to www.aiacleveland.com/ARE_2012 and you can pay via paypal/ credit card or call AIA Cleveland 1001 Huron Rd E Ste 101 Cleveland 216.575.1242


To download a flyer, please right click here: [pdf]

ARE Study Material

AIA Akron Associate ARE Study Material

AIA Akron is proud to announce that we added Architectural Registration Exam (A.R.E.) 4.0 Study Materials to benefit Associates through a generous Emerging Professionals Component Grant from AIA National written by former Associate Director, Derek Mast and carried out by current Associate Director, Sarah Markley who acquired additional discounts. AIA Akron has now added a full set of Kaplan Study Books, Practice Exams and Flashcards along with a full set of PPI Sample Problems and Practice Exams, an additional copy of the ARE Review Manual, an additional copy of the high demand Structural Systems guide, and 2 LEED study packages with flashcards. We are happy to offer these in our lending library. Please see below for websites and lending library policies.

Kaplan [Link]

PPI [Link]



2011-001    ARE Lending Library

A.    A member or non-member may loan out ARE (Architecture Registration Exam) materials based on the following guidelines:

  1. A personal check will have to made out to AIA Akron for the amount of $125 for the loan of the material.  The check will not be cashed or deposited, but will go on file at the AIA Akron Office.
  2. The $125 check is a deposit and will only be cashed and deposited to AIA Akron to replace any lost or damaged items.
  3. The material will be on loan for one month, at which time, the Executive Director will notify the borrower by email to determine if they are finished with the material or if they would like to extend the loan time for another month.
  4. All loaned material will be on a month to month basis with a maximum of three months.  After three months, the borrower is to return the material to the AIA Akron office.  Checking out material for longer than a three month period hinders others from utilizing the material.  If there is not a demand for the material within 60 days after the original borrower’s return, the original borrower can re-check out the same material on a month to month basis.
  5. When the material is returned in good order, the borrower’s check will be returned.

Best wishes,
Sarah Markley
AIA Akron Associate Director

AIA Ohio Associate Director-Elect