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This bundle contains +220 curated practice questions. Multiple choice, fill in the blank, diagrams and pictures. Moreover, we keep adding content on a daily basis.

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Programming & Analysis

ARE 5.0 Study Materials

Overview of the Programming & Analysis Division

The Programming & Analysis division will evaluate objectives associated with the assessment of project requirements, limitations, and opportunities. The division will concentrate on matters pertaining to programming, site analysis, and zoning and code requirements. Candidates are required to exhibit knowledge and skills in the analysis of project types, the determination of qualitative and quantitative project requirements, the evaluation of the project site and its context, and the assessment of economic issues.

Number of items: 75
Test duration: 3 hr
Allowed break time: 30 min
Total appointment time: 3 hr 40 min

This division is divided into four sections, each focusing on a different aspect of PA. In parentheses, you’ll find the expected number of items (questions) of each section in the PA exam.

1. Environmental & Contextual Conditions (11-16)
2. Codes & Regulations (12-17)
3. Site Analysis & Programming (16-20)
4. Building Analysis & Programming (28-32)

Section 1: Environmental & Contextual Conditions

This section focuses on the environmental and contextual conditions that influence the design of a project. It covers topics such as climate analysis, topography, and the impact of neighboring structures.

Section 2: Codes & Regulations

This section delves into the codes and regulations that govern architectural projects. It covers zoning regulations, building codes, and other regulatory requirements.

Section 3: Site Analysis & Programming

This section focuses on the analysis of a project site relative to its program. It covers site selection, site conditions, and site improvements.

Section 4: Building Analysis & Programming

This section focuses on the analysis of new and existing buildings and its programming. It covers building systems, building assemblies, and programming requirements. It is the largest section in this division.

For more detailed information, refer to the ARE 5.0 Guidelines and NCARB’s website.

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