The Top 10 Posts of 2016

From tips on succeeding in the workplace to helpful information about the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) 5.0, here are your favorite blog posts from 2016. From all of us at NCARB, thanks for another great year!

1. ARE 5.0 Study Materials
Everything you need to study for ARE 5.0—including exclusive prep videos, a free demo exam, and real-time help from NCARB experts.

2. ARE 5.0 Question Types and Case Studies
Get familiar with ARE 5.0’s new item types, plus learn how to use the tools at test centers.

3. How to Dress for Work at an Architecture Firm
Whether you’ve just started logging experience or you’re switching to a new firm, finding work-appropriate clothes can be stressful. Luckily, we’re here to help with architect-approved style tips for every situation.

4. Top 10 Apps for Architects
You never know when you’ll want to review a particular aspect of a project—which is why it’s great to have every tool you need conveniently located on your smartphone.

5. Architect Career Tips
From the best places to look for architecture jobs to creating a professional portfolio, we gathered some of our most popular career-related articles.

6. ARE 5.0 Cut Score
ARE 5.0 candidates who test early will help influence the cut score for each division—and receive a $100 gift card.

7. ARE 5.0 Demo and Testing Strategies
Want to know what you’ll experience at the test center? Use the ARE 5.0 Demonstration Exam to explore the new interface and practice these test-taking tips from our experts.

8. Architecture Documentaries
From an inside look at the lives of Charles and Ray Eames to an inspirational tribute to the architect behind Auburn University’s Rural Studio, we gathered some of the world’s most fascinating architectural films.

9. Architect Spotlight: Devanne Pena
Texas architect Devanne Pena shares advice on earning a license and her experiences as a minority in the architecture profession.

10. Why It’s Never Too Late to Earn an Architecture License
Through the AXP Portfolio, experienced professionals looking to earn an architecture license can satisfy the AXP’s requirements by submitting exhibits of their work.

What posts would you like to see in 2017?