This volume of the ARE preparation series addresses programming and analysis content from the test specification outline. You'll learn about environmental and contextual conditions, codes and regulations, site analysis and programming, and more.
Congratulations, you've established eligibility to prepare for and take your Architects Registration Exams. In this course, Prepare for the ARE Vol. 3: Programming & Analysis, you'll dive into the third volume of the ARE Preparation series tackling the concepts outlined by NCARB for the exam. This course is packed with tips and tricks for understanding complex analytical components of the design process beginning with programming. First, you'll explore regional planning strategies. Next, you'll cover environmental concerns, including workflows for responsive design. Finally, you'll learn about the regulations affecting all levels of site design and programming. By the end of this course, you'll be strongly prepared to pass your Architects Registration Exams.
Kevin is a Project Manager at a small architecture firm, and doubles as an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Mt. San Antonio College. His specialties are software-centric, with a focus on workflows for production efficiency and creative enterprise.
Course Overview Hi, I'm Kevin Griendling and it's time to get ready to prepare for the ARE five point O, programming and analysis exam. I'm an architect and professor of architecture in Southern California and I will help you develop a strategy for success on the ARE. Programming and analysis will challenge you on both objective and subjective knowledge about the profession. This course will expose you to the content outlined in the NCARB exam specifications and break down how to retain the most important knowledge so you can focus on critical thinking. It covers regional planning strategies, environmental concerns, including workflows for responsive design, and the regulations affecting all levels of site design and programming. It is this course's aim to prepare you, not only for a pass, but also strong performance in the workplace. Of all of the exam content areas, programming and analysis is the most subjective. Candidates of all levels will stretch their analytical skills tremendously, so, let's work together to understand regional and environmental conditions, codes and regulations, site analysis and programming and even programming for design. It is going to be challenging, yet even more rewarding, to prepare for the ARE programming and analysis exam. Good luck in your studies and I'll see you on the inside.
Environmental & Contextual Conditions (14-21% of Exam) Part 1 This module is entitled Environmental & Contextual Conditions, Part 1. Environmental and contextual conditions is one part understanding and application and two parts analysis and evaluation. It makes up 14 to 21% of the overall exam. The objectives of this exam section that we'll discuss over the next two modules are evaluating site-specific environmental and socio-cultural opportunities, evaluating site-specific environmental constraints and determining optimal use of on-site resources by incorporating sustainability principles.
Codes & Regulations (16-22% of Exam) Part 1 This modules moves us into codes and regulations. This is part one. Codes and regulations is made up entirely of understanding and application. So you can expect this one to be a little bit more applied knowledge. Codes and regulations makes up 16 to 22% of the overall exam structure. The objectives of codes and regulations includes, identifying relevant code requirements for building and site types, identifying relevant zoning and land use requirements, and identifying relevant local and site-specific requirements. These next two modules will take those objectives and break them out into separate sections. Module six will cover planning and zoning requirements. And module seven will cover building and accessibility codes.