Texas Architects Convention Offers ARE Study Classes

Texas Architects and AIA Austin are offering three specialized study classes on the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) during the Texas Society of Architects 73rd Annual Convention and Design Expo, Oct. 18-20, in Austin. If you’re an associate member and have graduated from an accredited school of architecture in the past seven years, access to these courses is free if you register for the convention by Sept. 11.

ARE Study Classes: photo by istock

Friday, October 19

Tips and Tricks for using the NCARB Practice Software
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Austin Convention Center, Meeting Room 7, Third Floor
Presented by Pablo Serna, Assoc. AIA, Serna + Design Consultants

If you’re an intern or associate looking for ways to prepare for the ARE, come listen to short, informative vignettes presented while utilizing the NCARB practice software and the ARE User’s Forum! Attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop and download software in advance. Presented by AIA Austin.


Archibowl - Come on Down!
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Austin Convention Center, Meeting Room 7, Third Floor
Presented by Pablo Serna, Assoc. AIA, Serna + Design Consultants

Utilizing the always popular Archi-Flash software, intern and associate contestants will participate in a rousing game of Archi-Bowl for fun and prizes! Come prepare for the ARE while meeting new emerging professionals in a game of friendly competition. Presented by AIA Austin.

Saturday, October 20

NCARB and You: IDP, ARE, and Certification
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Austin Convention Center, Meeting Room 7, Third Floor
Presented by Martin Smith, AIA, NCARB, LEED, National Council of Architectural Registration Board

Smith will present on a range of licensure topics relevant to students, interns, supervisors, architects, and people in the architecture profession. The presentation will review what steps are necessary to achieve licensure to become an architect. Smith will also cover other programs that should be considered to get the most out of a career in architecture. Updates to IDP 2.0 will be covered as well.

More information is available at www.texasarchitects.org/convention.



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