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Architecture: ARE Prep

Resources in support of first-degree and graduate studio programs in architecture

About the ARE Exam

NCARB logoDeveloped by the National Council of Architectural Registrations Boards (NCARB), the ARE is the only exam by which architecture candidates can become registered in the United States or Canada. ARE 4.0 combines graphic and multiple-choice content and emphasizes problem-solving skills architects use in day-to-day practice. The exam tests architects' competence across seven topical divisions.

NCARB Study Guides

Free ARE 4.0 Study Guides are available on the NCARB website.

Practice Exams, Study Guides & Vignettes

Prep materials for the current (2012) exam version are located in the Reference section, for Library Use Only. Some materials have been set aside on a special ARE Prep shelf, next to New Books -- ask if you need help finding them. Materials supporting past exam versions may circulate and are located on the Lower Level.

Building Design & Construction Systems
      Study Guide - ARCH REF NA123 .A73538 2012
      Questions & Answers - ARCH REF NA123 .A73537
      Vignettes - ARCH REF Oversize NA123 .A73539 2012
Building Systems
      Study Guide - ARCH REF TH166 .B78 2012
      Questions & Answers - ARCH REF TH166 .B779 2012
      Vignettes - ARCH REF Oversize TH166 .B783 2012
Construction Documents & Services
      Study Guide - ARCH REF NA123 .C367 2012
      Questions & Answers - ARCH REF NA123 .C3672 2012
      Vignettes - ARCH REF Oversize NA123 .C3673 2012
Programming, Planning & Practice
      Study Guide - ARCH REF NA123 .A74 2012
      Questions & Answers - ARCH REF NA123 .A739 2012
      Vignettes - ARCH REF Oversize NA123 .A743 2012
Schematic Design
      Study Guide - ARCH REF NA123 .S34 2012
      Vignettes - ARCH REF Oversize NA123 .S343 2012
Site Planning
      Study Guide - ARCH REF NA2540.5 .A74 2012
      Questions & Answers - ARCH REF NA2540.5 .A739 2012
      Vignettes - ARCH REF Oversize NA2540.5 .A743 2012
Structural Systems
      Study Guide - ARCH REF NA123 .A7378 2012
      Questions & Answers - ARCH REF NA123 .A7377 2012
      Vignettes - ARCH REF Oversize NA123 .A7379 2012