ARE review class now open for registration

From: Darya Minosyants
Sent on: Friday, September 10, 2010 1:14 AM
Class Description:

The ?ARE at AIA? is a review class for architectural interns getting ready to take the Architectural Registration Exam. The class will cover each of the exam topics with lectures, discussions and sample problems. The class will focus on one main lecture per topic per week (two for structures), with additional discussion and problem solving times. While no single lecture can cover the entire range of issues within each topic area, these classes will provide the interns with a balanced sense of the type of subject matter that is on the exam and provide a strong base for individual study, use of AIA study guides, as well as provide opportunities for forming their own study groups with other class members.


Class Lecture Schedule:

0. Introductory Discussion (Free)
Monday, October 4, 2010 ? General Topics and Graphic Vignettes (various lecturers)
1. Construction Documents & Services
Monday, October 18, 2010 ? Lecture ? 5:45pm to 8:30pm (Mike Newman)
*Thursday, October 21, 2010 ? Optional Informal Discussion and Sample Problem Review
2. Schematic Design
Monday, October 25, 2010 ? Lecture ? 5:45pm to 8:30pm (Mike Newman)
*Thursday, October 28, 2010 ? Optional Informal Review of Vignettes
3. Building Design & Construction Systems
Monday, November 1, 2010 ? Lecture ? 5:45pm to 8:30pm (Larry Kearns)
*Thursday, November 4, 2010 ? Optional Informal Discussion and Sample Problem Review
4. Site Planning & Design
Monday, November 8, 2010 ? Lecture ? 5:45pm to 8:30pm (Larry Kearns & Mike Newman)
*Thursday, November 11, 2010 ? Optional Informal Review of Vignettes
5. Programming, Planning & Practice
Monday, November 15, 2010 ? Lecture ? 5:45pm to 8:30pm (Mike Newman)
*Thursday, November 18, 2010 ? Optional Informal Discussion and Sample Problem Review
T. Thanksgiving Break
6. Building Systems
Monday, November 29, 2010 ? Lecture ? 5:45pm to 8:30pm (Larry Kearns, Adam McMillen, Gisela Saucedo)
*Thursday, December 2, 2010 ? Optional Informal Discussion and Sample Problem Review
7. Structures 1
Monday, December 6, 2010 ? Lecture ? 5:45pm to 8:30pm (Heather Heidenreigh)
*Thursday, December 9, 2010 ? Optional Informal Discussion and Sample Problem Review
8. Structures 2
Monday, December 13, 2010 ? Lecture ? 5:45pm to 8:30pm (Heather Heidenreigh)
*Thursday, December 16, 2010 ? Optional Informal Discussion and Sample Problem Review
* The main lectures will be on Monday evenings, while the secondary optional events will take place on various weekday evenings (typically Thursday) depending on room availability. Final schedule will be updated prior to the start of classes. Lecturer list is still in flux, but will be similar to that shown.


Lecturers:

We have a variety of lecturers lined up, each with valuable experience lecturing on ARE topics
and working in the field as architects, engineers, and project managers.
? Larry Kearns ? Wheeler Kearns Architects ? Larry has a lectured on issues of
constructability and systems for many years and has an intuitive understanding and
ability to explain complex construction practices and approaches. He has specifically
taught courses focused on the ARE for many years.
? Adam McMillen ? KJWW Engineer / Consultants ? Adam has trained architects on
issues of mechanical engineering in a number of guises, most recently in courses for
ARE review, and worked in the industry on a wide range of projects.
? Heather Heidenreigh ? KJWW Engineer / Consultants ? Heather has run a structures
course for architects focusing on the ARE for a number of years and worked on a wide
variety of structural projects in all structural systems, with a special emphasis on wood.
? Gisela Saucedo - KJWW Engineer / Consultants ? Gisela has taught electrical issues to
architects on numerous occasions and worked in the building industry for many years on
a wide variety of electrical and engineering projects.
? Mike Newman ? SHED Studio ? Mike has taught Building Science, Professional
Practice, and Design topics for many years at the university level and has specifically
run comprehensive ARE Review courses for many of the last 8 years.


Class Location:

The Monday night lectures and discussions will be held in the AIAChicago Conference Room at
35 East Wacker Drive (second floor).


Class Fees:
If signed up before OCTOBER 4:
All Eight Topic Weeks: $175 (one free topic for signing up for all topics)
(includes 2 weeks of Structures)
Each Individual Topic Week $25

If signed up after OCTOBER 4:
All Eight Topic Weeks: $245 (one free topic for signing up for all topics)
(includes 2 weeks of Structures)
Each Individual Topic Week $35


To Sign Up:
Go to www.aiachicago.org to sign up for the entire class series (most economical), or for
individual exam topics. For more information contact Joan Pomaranc at AIA-Chicago: [address removed] or [masked]

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