Emerging Professional Resources

Resources geared towards Students, Associate Members and Young Architects

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Illinois Emerging Professional Network

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ARE Test Resources:

The Architecture Registration Exams can be a daunting task. However there are tons of resources out there to help you through the journey. Below are a list of resources out there that approach the test from different angles. Do the research, ask questions and find out what works for you. We're here to help!


Amber Book

AIA ArchiPrep

Architect Exam Prep

Black Spectacles



Young Architect



EntreArchitect : Hosted by architect Mark R. LePage, EntreArchitect Podcast features weekly interviews with inspiring, passionate people who share their knowledge and expertise, all to help you build a better business as a small firm entrepreneur architect.

Young Architect Podcast : Hosted by Michael Riscica. Podcast features weekly interviews highlighting members of the architecture community and their unique career paths.

Black Spectacles: Episodes of this free architect exam prep and architecture podcast include discussions about specific ARE & NCARB topics, interviews with distinguished architects & guests, and recordings of live broadcasts covering specific exam topics and questions and answers from a live audience.

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