About WeAre

Our Company

WeAre is more than just an exam preparation company. It is an organization dedicated to creating a better and more sustainable future. Our team of committed architects founded WeAre with the mission of providing unparalleled resources for aspiring architects and construction professionals all over the world. Whether you are starting your journey towards architectural licensure or looking to enhance your professional qualifications with the LEED Green Associate credential, we are here to support you every step of the way. Our commitment is to listen, learn, evolve according to your needs, and fulfill and surpass your expectations.

Our Story

Miguel and Kee established WeAre in 2019 to make the path to architectural licensure more accessible. Recognizing the challenges faced by aspiring architects, we initially offered 100 practice questions for the ARE 5.0 exam. As our community grew, so did our ambition. We expanded our team to include diverse field experts who bring their passion and expertise to all our endeavors. Today, we offer a wide range of resources, including practice questions, study guides, audiobooks, and video courses, with plans for more innovative content in the future. As part of our global outreach, we've introduced extensive resources for the LEED Green Associate exam, championing career growth with a strong emphasis on sustainability.

Our Mission

At WeAre, we are driven by a commitment to excellence, innovation, and the power of education. Our mission is to empower each student and professional with the knowledge and resources necessary to achieve their credential goals. We prioritize sustainability, comprehensive education, and fostering a global community in all our efforts. Our vision is a world where education removes barriers and enables professionals everywhere to contribute to a sustainable future.

Our Founders

Miguel Santos was born in Portugal long 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. He followed her to New York, leaving everything behind. After practicing in Portugal, Brazil, and Switzerland, Miguel has been working for the past ten years at a New York firm. He has been lucky enough to work on many projects over +20 years, ranging from 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 rebel 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. Only until he realized he had to pass the ARE to become a licensed architect. Furious, Kee committed himself to passing the ARE in the shortest time possible. That was nine months of his life, working daily and doing all the dishes and chores for his lovely wife. As a registered architect, Kee has worked on many prestigious projects in the US and abroad. Kee lives in Los Angeles, adding content to WeARE, working on his tennis, and enjoying architecture.