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Our Mission

WeARE on a mission to empower aspiring architects on their journey to pass the ARE 5.0. We understand the challenges of preparing for the ARE, and we've experienced firsthand the lack of affordable and up-to-date practice exams. As a result, we've dedicated ourselves to creating the most relevant and cost-effective ARE exam prep content.

Our goal is to be more than just a provider of exam prep materials; we aim to be a supportive community for future architects. We believe in the power of shared knowledge and collective effort, and we're committed to helping our users succeed in their exams and beyond.

WeARE not just about passing exams; we're about building a brighter future for architecture. Join us in our mission and let's make a difference together.

Our Team

 WeARE is the project of two friends who want to improve your chance of passing the ARE by creating practice exams that are relevant and affordable.

Miguel Santos was born in Portugal a long time ago – so long that he remembers owning a Walkman. He earned his M.Arch in Switzerland in 2008 and four years later he married the best thing that ever happened to him. Followed her to New York, leaving everything behind. Having practiced in Portugal, Brazil, and Switzerland, Miguel has been working for the past 5 years at a New York firm. He has been lucky enough to work on a great variety of projects over a span of 12 years. Ranging from small single-family houses to large headquarters of some of the biggest tech companies in the world.

Born in the US and raised in Korea; Kee Hyun has always been a calm rebellion who believes in gratefully pursuing happiness in life. Hard and smart. After earning his M. Arch in 2011, Kee was finally freed from the life of exams and grades. Until he realized he had to pass the ARE in order to become a licensed architect. Furious, Kee committed himself to passing the ARE in the shortest time possible. That was 9 months of his life, while going to work every day and even doing all the dishes and chores for his lovely wife. As a registered architect, Kee has been working on many prestigious projects in the US and abroad. Kee currently lives in Los Angeles, adding content to WeARE but also working on his tennis and enjoying architecture.

Our Core Principles

 Supporting our peers as they take on the ARE exams.

Providing high-quality material at an affordable price. 

Taking customer feedback seriously and constantly improving our content.

Being there for our users with 24/7 customer support. Reach us at info@tryweare.com


Together WeARE stronger!

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