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Emerging Professionals

A.R.E.Study Sessions September 2013 - April 2014
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, Monthly 

Join Architectural Interns at monthly ARE Study Sessions at locations throughout Wisconsin. The AIA Milwaukee Emerging Professionals Committee Chair Andy Malanowski, AIA, will present free seminars to help you prepare for the Architect Registration Examination.  


Live Broadcast Site   
Eppstein Uhen Architects, 333 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee

Webcast Locations
Flad Architects, 644 Science Dr, Madison

Community Living Solutions,
2801 E Enterprise Ave, Appleton

La Crosse:
Western Technical College, Coleman Building, 400 Seventh St N, La Crosse

Eau Claire:
Lien & Peterson Architects,
619 Menomonie St, Eau Claire
Registration is required for each session. Please select the location you will attend:


2013-14 Session Schedule

September 18th
IDP, ARE & Licensure Process in Wisconsin

October 16th
Site Planning & Design
> Planning (history)
> Civil (grading, slopes)
> Soil Types
> Graphic Vignettes (Site Grading & Site Design)  

November 13th (second Wednesday)
Programming Planning & Practice
> Planning (history)
> Handicap Issues
> Handicap Clearances
> Graphic Vignette (Site Zoning)

December 18th
Construction Documents & Services
> AIA Documents
> Construction Scheduling
> Specifications (open, closed, prescriptive)
> Graphic Vignettes (Building Section)

January 15th
Building Design & Construction Systems
> Brick and Grout types and uses
> Soil Types
> Wood species, plain sawn, quarter sawn
> Concrete types and uses
> Concrete Admixtures types and uses
> Graphic Vignettes (Ramp, Stair, Roof)

February 19th 
Structural Systems - (no math)
> Structural Systems
> Foundation Systems
> Soils
> Long Span Systems
> Seismic and Wind Loads
> Graphic Vignette (Structural Layout)

March 19th 
Building Systems
> Air conditioning (how it works, types, etc.)
> Dew Point, Insulation
> Electrical AC versus DC
> Amps, volts, (how to calculate usage)
> Graphic Vignette (Mech. & Elect. Plan)

April 16th 
Schematic Design (graphics)
> Graphic Vignettes (Interior Layout & Building Layout) 


Sessions will be presented LIVE at Eppstein Uhen Architects, 333 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee. The session will be webcast to Flad Architects in Madison, CLS in Appleton, Lien & Peterson Architects in Eau Claire and WTC in La Crosse. Special thanks to Program Coordinator Andy Malanowski, Assoc. AIA, and site hosts Justin Wagner, Assoc. AIA, Aaron Klug, Assoc. AIA, Gregory Granlund, AIA, and Loren Anderson, AIA. 

Attendees MUST RSVP.  

Also . . .

3-Day Intensive ARE Structures Seminar   

2014 dates TBD
Location: Engberg Anderson, 320 East Buffalo St, 5th Floor, Milwaukee

Here is your opportunity to take the ARE Structures Seminar with Dr. David Thaddeus in Milwaukee. The 3-day intensive ARE Structures Seminar covers the Structural Systems division of the ARE, including General Structures, Lateral Forces and the Structural Framing Vignette.  

View 2012 Fees and 3-day Detailed Schedule



ARE Lending Library

AIA Wisconsin has established a lending library of Architect Registration Examination (ARE) study materials from Kaplan AEC Education that cover all sections of the ARE exam. The materials are available to Associate AIA members and can be checked out of the office for a period of 14 days.

For details, read the ARE Lending Library Policies (PDF). This PDF also includes the form necessary for participation. Contact AIA Wisconsin at (608) 257-8477 to confirm availability.


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