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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Alex's Outstanding Accomplishment!


Alex received the best news on Christmas day when he got the news that he had passed all seven divisions of the Architectural Registration Exam (ARE) on his FIRST attempt!!

In order to call yourself an architect (or even state that you provide architectural services) you have to pass the architectural registration exam - the ARE.  It is a grueling 7-part test that if you sat through them end to end, it would take you 33 and a half hours.

As developed by NCARB, the ARE assesses candidates' knowledge, skills, and ability to practice architecture independently.  It focuses on those services that most affect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Because of this, the exams are rigorous and require demonstration of competency in each of the testing areas.





Alex graduated from the University of Illinois in 2008 with the degree of Master of Architecture and has been at Olivieri Brothers, Inc. for close to four years fulfilling the NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) Intern Development Program qualifications. 

ARE Pass Rates By Division

The pass rates below are by division for all candidates (first-time and repeat) who took the ARE for the last five years. 

ARE 4.0 Pass Rates
DIVISION
Abbr.
2009
2010
2011
 2012
2013 
Programming Planning & Practice
PPP
56%
62%
62%
62%
 61%
Site Planning & Design
SPD
69%
76%
73%
71%
 67%
Building Design & Construction Systems
BD/CS
57%
63%
62%
62%
 65%
Structural Systems
SS
64%
66%
71%
75%
 71%
Building Systems
BS
66%
65%
68%
69%
 67%
Construction Documents & Services
CDS
59%
63%
64%
63%
 62%
Schematic Design
SD
71%
74%
77%
77%
 76%
Number of 
Candidates Testing
13,326
14,737
14,465
14,369
15,589 

         - See more at: http://www.ncarb.org/ARE/ARE-Pass-Rates


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projects with repeat clients in 2014



Trolley Barn in Frankfort Renovation Update
The Trolley Barn's second floor shop renovations are coming along.  The work to the over 100 year old building will open up the upstairs shops to accommodate modern style retail.  
Building of the new exterior staircase
Also, work is being done to convert the second floor balcony for pedestrian use, including a new grand exterior staircase that will allow shop access directly from street level.  The new shops are slated to open this spring.
Finishing touches on the interior renovations

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