15 Most Popular Posts of 2015

From creating the perfect portfolio to ARE study tips, here are the blog posts that got the most attention in 2015. From all of us at NCARB, thank you for another fantastic year!

1. How to Create the Perfect Architecture Portfolio
We interviewed five industry professionals to get their perspective on the most effective ways to organize and present your portfolio.

2. Join the New ARE 4.0 Community
Welcome to the ARE 4.0 Community—a space where candidates can come together to ask questions, share best practices, and interact with our experts!

3. 7 Tips to Pass the ARE
AIAS Past President Charlie Klecha shares how he passed seven ARE divisions in seven days.

4. ARE Resources: Construction Documents & Services
Everything you need to prepare for Construction Documents & Services (CDS).

5. ARE Resources: Site Planning & Design
Everything you need to prepare for Site Planning & Design (SPD).

6. ARE Resources: Programming, Planning & Practice
Everything you need to prepare for Programming, Planning & Practice (PPP).

7. 13 Must Follow Twitter Accounts for Aspiring Architects
Ramp up your Twitter feed with these trustworthy accounts about surviving school, earning your license, and practicing architecture.

8. SOM’s Nicole Dosso: 7 Insights for Towering Success
The architect behind the tallest tower in the U.S., One World Trade Center, offers sage advice for aspiring architects.

9. Architect Spotlight: Ralph Raymond
Meet Ralph Raymond, an ambitious architect who became licensed less than a year after earning his M.Arch.

10. IDP Streamline FAQs
Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming changes in your jurisdiction.

11. 3 Tips for Passing the Building Section Vignette
One architect shares how he passed the Building Section Vignette on the first try.

12. How to Use the New ARE 5.0 Transition Calculator
The ARE 5.0 Transition Calculator can help you create a personalized testing strategy.

13. Architect Spotlight: Sara Rosenthal
Despite attending a non-accredited undergrad program, Sara Rosenthal powered through the licensure process, earning initial registration at just 28.

14. 10 Reasons to Take the ARE
Oregon Architect Michael Riscica shares 10 reasons to buckle down and finish the exam.

15. An Aspiring Architect’s Take on the Intern Title Debate
Future Title Task Force member Suni Dillard says it’s time emerging professionals earn a title fitting of their job.

What was your favorite blog post of 2015? Let us know below!