How I passed the ARE Exam 4, Project Planning and Design, after studying for 2 months

Summary This is a report from David Kaplan from the ARE 5.0 Community. He studied for the exam for 2 months for about 8-10 hours per week. He recommends the Architect’s Studio Companion, Building Construction Illustrated, the FEMA Earthquake Manual, and practicing cost estimation. He also advises making sure you understand building form and it’s […]

How I passed ARE Exam 4, Project Planning and Design, after failing it once

Summary This is a report from Elif Bayram on the ARE 5.0 Community. She took the ARE Exam 4 once, failed it, then took it again and passed. She’s a big believer in taking the exam later in the day, and studying for the exam on its own. She also advises using multiple resources and […]

How I passed the ARE Exam 4, Project Planning and Design

Summary This is a report from Pavan Iyer from the ARE 5.0 Community. He recommends the Hyperfine guides, the Architect’s Studio Companion, Building Codes Illustrated, Building Construction Illustrated, and Architectural Graphic Standards. He recommends cross-referencing these guides a lot. He also recommends not only knowing concepts, but also always knowing the answers to these 3 […]

How to study for the ARE Exam 4, Project Planning and Design

Intro to the ARE Exam 4 If I had to describe the ARE Exam 4, I’d describe it as the most complex exam on the ARE so far, but also ridiculously disorganized. It’s complex because there’s a fair amount of info. There’s a lot of stuff to know on the surface level, some stuff to […]