WEARE Practice Exams

RESOURCES

Besides the division-specific publications mentioned further below, we strongly recommend the following resources:

NCARB‘s official Handbook and Resources. Because you should always start at the source.

Young Architect Community. There’s a 99% chance you already heard about YA. If you haven’t, please check Michael Riscica’ site and stop wasting your time!

Ben Norkin does an astounding job with Hyperfine. He has courses, assignments, study questions, study plans and much more. Don’t miss out!

Samantha has a very helpful site for The Aspiring Architect in all of us. Whether you are a student, or an emerging professional, she's got you covered!​

The goal of Archtoolbox is to help architects find technical and professional practice related information easily and quickly wherever they are.

The ARE Facebook Group has also proven to be a very powerful source of research and motivation for a lot of future architects going through this experience.

More resources and other goodies to be updated soon!

Practice Management

Publications

The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice*

Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct*

Rules of Conduct, NCARB*

The Architect’s Guide to Small Firm Management: Making Chaos Work for Your Small Firm

BIM and Integrated Design: Strategies for Architectural Practice

Law for Architects: What You Need to Know

Professional Practice: A Guide to Turning Designs into Buildings

AIA Contract Documents

B101-2017, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect*

C401-2017, Standard Form of Agreement Between Architect and Consultant*

A101-2017, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor**

A201-2017, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction**

Project Management

Publications

The Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice*

Professional Practice: A Guide to Turning Designs into Buildings

BIM and Integrated Design: Strategies for Architectural Practice

Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct*

Rules of Conduct, NCARB*

The CSI Project Delivery Practice Guide*

AIA Contract Documents

B101-2017, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect*

B195-2008, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for Integrated Project Delivery

C401-2017, Standard Form of Agreement Between Architect and Consultant*

A101-2017, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor**

A201-2017, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction*

A701-2018, Instructions to Bidders*

Programming & Analysis

Publications

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design*

Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the 2015 International Building Code*

International Building Code (2015)*

Planning and Urban Design Standards

Problem Seeking: An Architectural Programming Primer*

Site Planning and Design Handbook

Professional Practice: A Guide to Turning Designs into Buildings

Space Planning Basics

ICC A117.1-2009 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

AIA Contract Documents

N/A

Project Planning & Design

Publications

Building Codes Illustrated*

Building Construction Illustrated*

Architect's Studio Companion*

FEMA 454: Designing for Earthquakes*

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design*

International Building Code (2015)*

Architectural Graphic Standards

Heating, Cooling, Lighting: Sustainable Design Methods for Architects

Mechanical & Electrical Equipment for Buildings

Sun, Wind, and Light: Architectural Design Strategies

 

 

AIA Contract Documents

N/A

Project Development & Documentation

Publications

Building Codes Illustrated*

Building Construction Illustrated*

Architect's Studio Companion*

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design*

International Building Code (2015)*

Mechanical & Electrical Equipment for Buildings*

CSI MasterFormat 2018 Edition*

Architectural Graphic Standards

Heating, Cooling, Lighting: Sustainable Design Methods for Architects

 

AIA Contract Documents

N/A

Construction & Evaluation

Publications

CSI MasterFormat*

The Project Resource Manual: CSI Manual of Practice*

Dictionary of Architecture and Construction*

2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design**

The CSI Construction Contract Administration Practice Guide**

AIA Contract Documents

A101-2017, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor*

A201-2017, General Conditions of the Contract for Construction*

B101-2017, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect*

C401-2017, Standard Form of Agreement Between Architect and Consultant*

A305-1986, Contractor’s Qualification Statement*

A701-2018, Instructions to Bidders*

G701-2017, Change Order*

G702-1992, Application and Certificate for Payment*

G703-1992, Continuation Sheet*

G704-2017, Certificate of Substantial Completion*

Notes:

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*  – Resource we believe to be instrumental to this exam.

** – Resource not recommended by NCARB for this specific exam