Hey, I’m Jenny. Welcome!
AREndurance is the unfolding story of my adventure through the rigors of preparing for and taking the Architect Registration Examination. I’m an intern architect and northwest USA native, and have had my heart set on becoming an architect since the age of seven. It’s my goal to have my license at age 27 in 2012/2013. So far I’ve taken and passed:
Construction Documents + Services
Programming, Planning, + Practice
Site Planning + Design
Building Design + Construction Systems
Update June 2013:
Well, that’s it….all seven attempted and passed! *BIG sigh of relief*
It’s been a whirlwind of an experience, and one that I realize is truly just beginning as I enter this new phase of my career. As I look back on the ARE process I realize that the exams have made me a more thoughtful designer, and more holistic in my approach to architecture. While my ARE journey is complete, I know the excitement of learning is far from over.
Thanks to you who have been along for the ride, I couldn’t have done it without your support. For those of you just starting out, or to those stumbling upon this blog farther along, I welcome you to start from the beginning here, and drop me a note on anything that strikes a chord. It’s no secret that the ARE is an incredibly personal process, but I think you’ll be surprised to find that really, we’re all in it together.
Thanks for reading, good luck, and cheers!