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We are a diverse group of architecture students, recent graduates, and newly licensed architects who are working together to provide support for the next steps in our colleagues’ careers, whether that’s taking your first ARE, networking with hiring firms, or just learning more about the design industry.

Purpose: Assist recent graduates with ARE preparation, provide networking and mentorship opportunities for students, recent graduates and newly licensed architects

2018 Goals: Increase the success rate of members ARE’s; Establish lines of communication and interactions with AIAS at SBCC.

Chair: Erica Obertelli Assoc AIA, Vice Chair: Open
Committee: Laura Benard Assoc AIA, Armando Arias Assoc AIA, Paul Rupp AIA

ARE Study Group

AIASB’s ARE Study Group continues to meet Wednesday’s from 6-8pm at the Bildsten A+P studio, 424 Olive Street. In addition to cheering on several associates who are in the process of obtaining NCARB’s “authorization to test”, the group is focused on reviewing materials for Practice Management in ARE 5.0 (ARE 4.0, Construction Documents & Services and Programming Planning & Practice).

Materials and discussion items are shared through
Erica would like to personally invite any associate member looking for direction, support, or advice to reach out and join us.

Emerging Professionals Lectures

AIA Santa Barbara will be sponsoring a monthly lecture series, for the Associates this year! Local Architects and building professionals will share an aspect of their experience. Drinks and small bites will be provided. Please keep an eye out for these events – we hope to see you there!

The lectures will take place on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7:30pm at varying locations.

The first EPL of the year was a conversation with recently licensed architects on their successes and failures; their tips, tricks, and hacks for taking the ARE.

Please come and bring a bring anyone who is taking the ARE exams or thinking of taking them! While the lecture series is organized for the benefit of Associates and recently licensed architects, all are welcome if a topic is of interest.

Upcoming Emerging Professionals Events

Want to learn more about the process of getting licensed?

Are you a student, interested in learning more about architecture? Check out the AIA Student Chapter below

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